This is a clear indication of what I have long contended, that charges of “Islamophobia” are used to shut down honest discussion of the ideological roots of Islamic jihad terrorism, with the result being that the global jihad is able to advance unopposed and unimpeded.
“JNU To Start A Study On ‘Islamic Terrorism’. Here’s Why Teachers Think It’s Problematic,” by TK Sreeraj, inUth.com, May 20, 2018:
A proposed study on ‘Islamic terrorism’ has sparked a new controversy in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) with many faculty members and teachers calling it an attempt to fuel Islamophobia. The university’s Academic Council on Friday passed a proposal to set up a Centre for National Security Studies, under which there would be a possibly be a course, themed on “Islamic terrorism”. Despite strong criticism from a few council members, who pointed out that the proposal was communal in nature as terrorism shouldn’t be linked to any religion.
According to a PTI report, a draft of the proposal was prepared by a four-member committee headed by Ajay Kumar Dubey, a professor of the Centre for African Studies. Initially, only M.Phil and PhD students will be accepted and focus would be majorly on research. The proposed MA programme will probably commence after five years.
Apart from Islamic terrorism, the Centre for National Security Studies will also have courses on the military modernisation of China and Pakistan, defence economics, nuclear proliferation and data arms control and disarmament, civil-military relations, naxalism and other aspects.
InUth spoke to Dr Sudhir K. Suthar, an office-bearer of the JNU Teachers Association (JNUTA) who was part of the council meeting. “A few members objected to the usage of the word ‘Islamic terrorism’ and suggested it should be changed to terrorism. JNUTA, which represents the entire teaching fraternity of the university, has registered its objections with the Committee,” he said….