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Giuliani does not run Harvard or Georgetown

In the latest installment of the Winds of War, I wrote:

Proof that Rudy Giuliani (remember?) does not run Harvard or Georgetown, the two esteemed universities gleefully accepted $20 million each from Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross has taken on the issue and clarity that should not be necessary to deliver.

Opinion Journal has noted this as well in Prince of Tithes: Will a Saudi's gift to Harvard really promote understanding?

Prince Alwaleed is also the same person who wrote a $10 million check for New York after 9/11 and then issued a statement saying: "At times like this one, we must address some of the issues that led to such a criminal attack. . . . [The U.S.] should re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stance toward the Palestinian cause." Mayor Rudy Giuliani famously sent the check back. "There is no moral equivalent for this attack," he noted. "Not only are [Prince Alwaleed's] statements wrong, they're part of the problem."

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Now when we need clarity in our dealings with the Middle East, the 'tainted' fruit of these courses will enter the diplomatic field and muddy the waters further in the interest of Islam. The schools should have refused the gift. Anyone from either school in the future, will now be 'suspect'. In a world that may depend upon absolute trust and secrecy, when trying to spot 'trends' of 'persuasion' being used by the Islamists, the fruit of these two universities (because it's now the whole University in each case that is suspect) might have 'divided loyalties' depending on the kind of indoctrination to 'be nice to Islam' they've received. It's very bad news.