Friday, October 26, 2018

Elite US universities have taken over $614,000,000 from Saudi Arabia since 2011

This explains a great deal, for it's not only true that "these gifts and contracts, in some instances, are intended to influence students’ and faculty experts’ views on the kingdom"; it's also true that these gifts and contracts are intended to influence students’ and faculty experts’ views on Islam, jihad and Sharia. Georgetown University isn’t even on the lists below, but Saudi money funds its Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and its Bridge Initiative, both are dedicated to giving the fictions that Islam's a religion of peace and Sharia's benign and compatible with democracy an intellectual veneer, while smearing and defaming all those who speak the truth about Islam and Sharia as "Islamophobes." Georgetown’s faculty's full of Wahhabis, Salafis and apologists for Islam, including Islamic convert and pro-slavery spokesman Jonathan A. C. Brown. And that’s just Georgetown. Imagine what it must be like at MIT, George Washington U and the rest.  

"Before Killing Of Journalist, Elite US Universities Took $600 Million From Saudi Arabia And Affiliates," by Luke Rosiak, Daily Caller, October 23, 2018:  

Before the death of a Washington Post contributor in a Saudi Arabian embassy, elite US universities took over half a billion dollars from the country and its affiliates between 2011 and 2017.  

These gifts and contracts, in some instances, are intended to influence students’ and faculty experts’ views on the kingdom.  

Saudi Arabian interests paid $614 million to US universities over a 6-year period, more than every country but Qatar and the UK, Department of Education data analyzed by The Daily Caller News Foundation shows. That includes $120 million from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission to the US, whose website says it "disseminate[s] information that reflects Saudi culture, tradition and heritage through our active participation in academic, cultural and social activities."  

About $200 million came in the form of gifts, while the rest were contracts. US law requires universities to disclose "information about gifts received from any foreign source, contracts with a foreign entity and any ownership interests in or control over the institution by a foreign entity."

Much of the international affairs literature that informs the US posture toward foreign nations is developed at elite institutions like George Mason University and George Washington University in the DC area, whose experts are widely cited. Those universities are among the top recipients of Saudi government funds.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranks 1st in Saudi-affiliated funding, thanks to a $73 million gift from Saudi business magnate Mohammed A. Jameel.
A spokesman for George Washington University didn't respond to questions about the $76 million it has received.
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/10/elite-us-universities-have-taken-over-614000000-from-saudi-arabia-since-2011

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