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Hamid Dabashi
Professor of Islamic studies at Columbia University, chair of the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Culture.


Iran’s president is more legitimate than George Bush.

“In [Iran] there is a democratically elected government. If you ask me, [President] Khatami has more clear legitimacy than Bush does.”

Source: The Professors -- The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, by David Horowitz, 2006, page 113.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 113 from Horowitz's book.
Contributor: AIM.

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Comparing America to Iran.

“[American civil] liberties have been systematically corroded [sic] to the point that the combined effects of the Homeland Security Act, the USA Patriot Act, and the specter of Patriot Act II are devastating and create political conditions worse than those found in the Islamic Republic [of Iran].”

Source: The Professors -- The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, by David Horowitz, 2006, pages 112-113.
Hardcopy: Copy of pages 112-113 from Horowitz's book.
Contributor: AIM.

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