Pro-Hezbollah, pro-Hamas Professor Bassam Frangieh, head of Arabic and Middle East Studies at Claremont McKenna College, delivers a twenty-minute rant at the University of Bridgeport in 2007.
Frangieh claims, among other things, that Islam is "very democratic" and that Saddam Hussein "really did something for his country" and "wasn't a thief," though he's quick to say "he's not defending the guy." He says this in 2007, long after Saddam's criminality had been exposed.
At times, he verges off into moral relativism and shoddy historical analysis. Ask yourself: Is this the person you want teaching future diplomats about the Middle East at one of America's top colleges? Given that Frangieh looks favorably upon Hezbollah and Hamas and that Hamas is allied with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, how comfortable do you feel about his calls for democracy in the Middle East? For more on Bassam Frangieh's pro-terrorism views, go here. tinyurl.com/6d9tg8n