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Tuesday, July 01, 2003
RANK ANTI-SEMITISM AT OXFORD UNIVERISTY
Israeli Amit Duvshani applied to Oxford for a doctoral position. This is the reply that he received from Andrew Wilkie, Nuffield Professor of Pathology, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine,The John Radcliffe, e-mail:email@example.com
I think that we should all, every one of us, send the good professor a message on his Facist tendencies and his disgusting Nazi-like tactics in dealing with Israelis (i.e. Jews) Israeli author, Naomi Ragen, wrote a letter to Professor Willkie which is posted below, after Wilkie’s response to Duvshani’s application to Oxford.
From: "Andrew Wilkie"
Dear Amit Duvshani,
Thank you for contacting me, but I don't think this would work. I have a huge problem with the way that the Israelis take the moral high ground from their appalling treatment in the Holocaust, and then inflict gross human rights abuses on the Palestinians because the (the Palestinians) wish to live in their own country.
I am sure that you are perfectly nice at a personal level, but no way would I take on somebody who had served in the Israeli army. As you may be aware, I am not the only UK scientist with these views but I'm sure you will find another suitable lab if you look around.
Yours sincerely, Andrew Wilkie
Nuffield Professor of Pathology, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, The John Radcliffe, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DS,
Naomi Ragen responds to Professor Wilkie
Dear Dr. Wilkie,
Ah the wonders of the internet. No longer can closet anti Semites ply their trade under the cover of darkness. Now the entire world knows who you are, as your disgusting bias in dealing with Amit Duvshani is now out there for all to see. The Jews have been living in the land of Israel for three thousand years. Indeed, as Disraeli pointed out, while your ancestors were still swinging from the trees, ours were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
You can accept or reject Mr. Duvshani on the basis of his academic qualifications. But to reject him on the basis of his qualifications as a human being because he served in the Israeli army and defended the Jews in their ancestral homeland shows me, an Israeli, a Jew, the author of six books, one play, and numerous articles that you Brits are still swinging from the trees in a Neanderthal morality that stinks of eras only lately ended.
For shame, Herr Professor. For shame Oxford.
Another writer, Jack Englehard, wrote this email to Professor Wilkie:
Dr Wilkie -- Given the millions murdered by British soldiers throughout the centuries (India...Ireland...the whole British empire )...you must have a pretty empty classroom in context of your judgmental position regarding Amit Duvshani....
By the way, what Palestinian homeland might you be talking about since 99 percent of the middle east is occupied by Arab/Muslim countries...
Since you deny the Jewish people their 3,800 year-old God-given one percent, it is obvious that Intellectual Terrorism is alive and well at Oxford, throughout Britain, just as it was in Germany in the time of Hitler. High-minded German professors, as you know, were the first to backstab their Jewish students and fellow Jewish scholars. Thank God Einstein got out in time...though we'll never know how many other Einsteins (perhaps with the cure for cancer) never made it out of the death camps because they were doomed by their own university elite...thank you for your time...I am Jack Engelhard, novelist and internationally syndicated columnist.
The only response thus far from the Professor and Oxford Univeristy is as follows:
Press Release from Oxford University 27 June 2003
Comments by Professor Andrew Wilkie A spokesperson for the University of Oxford said:
"Our staff may hold strongly felt personal opinions. Freedom of expression is a fundamental tenet of University life, but under no circumstances are we prepared to accept or condone conduct that appears to, or does, discriminate against anyone on grounds of ethnicity or nationality, whether directly or indirectly. This candidate is entitled to submit an application and to have it dealt with fairly according to our normal criteria. Professor Wilkie has issued a personal apology regarding remarks he made by e mail to an applicant for a research degree at Oxford. An immediate and thorough investigation of this matter is now being carried out in accordance with the University¹s procedures and a report will be presented to the Vice-Chancellor next week."
Note to editors: The full text of Professor Wilkie¹s apology is:
"I recognise and apologise for any distress caused by my e mail of 23 June and the wholly inappropriate expression of my personal opinions in that document. I was not speaking on behalf of Oxford University or any of its constituent parts. I entirely accept the University of Oxford¹s Equal Opportunities and Race Equality policies."
Please note that he does not apologize for anti-Semitism but for his ‘inappropriate expression of my personal opinions..” In other words, “perhaps if I had phrased my anti-Semitism more diplomatically, it might not have been so offensive?” Not good enough, Mr. Professor.
Why do I include this in today’s report? Because anti-Semitism is evil and “…for evil to flourish it is only necessary that good men do nothing.” (Abraham Lincoln). Yes I would encourage you from whatever nation you hail, to protest this rank Anti-Semitism – because it’s morally wrong, let alone anti-biblical to the core. If Bible believers don’t speak up for what is morally and biblically right, who will?
The email is listed above as well as a fax number.
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