Monday, 23 November 2009

Do you know who funds the academics at your school?

No surprise here:

The paper said that the multimillion-dollar Alavi Foundation had given hundreds of thousands of dollars to programs at Columbia University and Rutgers University for Middle Eastern and Persian studies that employ anti-Israel professors "sympathetic" to the Islamic republic.
"We found evidence that the government of Iran really controlled everything about the foundation," the New York Post quoted Adam Kaufmann, investigations chief at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, as saying.
Feds are working to seize up to $650 million in assets from the Alavi Foundation, which they say also provides funds to a syndicate of Iranian spies based in Europe, the newspaper added.
The New York Post cited one of the biggest donations as being $100,000 to Columbia after the university hosted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Wake up people.