Mia M. Bloom is a Professor of Security Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. I had never heard of her until October, when she told a Jihad Watch reader that I would lose a debate with anyone “educated in the field,” and he suggested that she and I debate. I agreed to do so, whereupon she responded with venom — and refused, of course, to debate. In this she was typical of today’s academics, who are, as they say, all hat and no cattle, and more ideologues than educators. They dismiss my work and those of all other foes of jihad terror with furious contempt, but are unwilling, and doubtless unable, to defend their claims in open discussion and debate. In her initial exchange with Jihad Watch reader Ken she made an embarrassing error of fact regarding the Qur’an, and you can see more of Mia Bloom’s abject ignorance of her field here.
But this is immeasurably worse than just ignorance. Another Jihad Watch reader, Richard, has been corresponding with Professor Bloom. In the course of this correspondence, he sent her a link from this site — and received a predictable response:
1. Richard to Mia Bloom:
2. Mia Bloom to Richard:
Please stop sending me these hateful links from racists
I’m just deleting anyways and I never read them
Sent from my iPad
It is “hateful” and “racist” to note that an Islamic supremacist praised the murders of four rabbis inside a synagogue by jihadists screaming “Allahu akbar”? Richard apparently took exception to this, whereupon Mia Bloom replied with an email full of links to hate and smear sites — the kind of thing that used to be printed on smeary broadsheets and hawked by wild-eyed vagrants on seedy streetcorners. This was her “evidence” that I am “hateful” and “racist”: the usual smears, lies and distortions, which I have answered many times. But the portion of this email from Bloom that I have reproduced here was jarring: Bloom approvingly cited a vile anti-Semitic hate site, from which comes the charming illustration on this post — Bloom must like this picture, as she drew Richard’s attention to it:
3. Mia Bloom to Richard:
From: Mia Bloom
Sent: 11/24/2014 7:50 AM
Subject: how much evidence does one need
This one has a picture
I come across a lot of vile hate sites in the course of this work, but this “MyNameIsJoeCortina” site is one of the most vile of all, so vile that even Julius Streicher would recoil at its grotesque and open Jew-hatred. It is endless paragraph after paragraph about “jew filth” and “ugly treasonous nasty filthy jew mentality evil.” It is all disgusting, but I had to laugh at this: “Reptiles like Spencer and Geller and their ilk – jews and jew useful idiots have transformed us into hate filled morons.” Hate-filled morons — that they are indeed.
Since she cited this site approvingly, it must be asked: is Mia Bloom an anti-Semite? Is Mia Bloom a neo-Nazi? Does the University of Massachusetts-Lowell know that they have a professor who could be a Nazi sympathizer on their payroll? The argument cannot be sustained that Mia Bloom was not aware of what kind of site this was, as she seems to have enjoyed and approved of the picture of my head superimposed on a rat’s body — with the rat’s body emblazoned with a Star of David. “This one has a picture,” she wrote happily, with no trace of disapproval of the pic or of the site as a whole.
As American academia becomes more and more an uncritical mouthpiece for “Palestinian” jihad propaganda, anti-Semitism is becoming more and more common on university campuses. But this is especially vile. Will the University of Massachusetts-Lowell move to reprimand and discipline Mia Bloom, and distance itself from her vile Nazi propaganda? Or is American academia already too corrupt and compromised for that?
Please write, politely and courteously, to University of Massachusetts-Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan, and ask him to fire Professor Bloom or at least open disciplinary hearings into her lack of professionalism and apparent neo-Nazi sympathies. Marty_Meehan@uml.edu