There was an article in a local newspaper about our Fulbright professor Reham Othman who teaches Arabic at our department. The article is very good and informative and you can see it here. What was truly shocking to me, though, is that the very first comment that appeared on the article was incredibly hateful: "Unfortuantely I cannot attend but I would really appreciate if someone would ask why they behead "infidels", shoot women in the back of the head for "crimes against Islam" (including being seen in public with a man not related to her), behead any woman in the royal families who have relations with a commoner and take control of a child from the woman at around age two to instill hatred in them against the west. Maybe THEY should come to classes on AMERICAN culture?" The comment is signed "Bill Jamison."
Apparently, this is not the only class that Bill hasn't been able to attend, since spelling the word "unfortunately" and constructing a grammatically correct sentence in his first and obviously only language has proven to be completely beyond his meagre intellectual capacities. What is sad about this comment is that a mere mention of a class in Arabic being offered to college students has provoked so much rage from this individual. It is depressing that often this is precisely the side of American culture that the rest of the world gets to see. Shame on you, Bill Jamison, for being a racist fool.