Ever wonder just what Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was doing as a student in London? Well, Ruth Dudley Edwards offers a partial description which shows just how easy the universities make it for Islamists to radicalize students like him. As she points out:
"It's not that universities haven't had enough warnings. Sheikh Musa Admani, an imam at London Metropolitan University, pleaded with both the Home Office and academic leaders to supervise and control Islamic societies. He spoke eloquently of vulnerable, friendless first-year students, confused about the conflict between Islam and hedonistic secular values, who are natural prey for Islamist evangelists offering companionship, brotherly love and a clear sense of identity."
She goes on to analyze the poisonous soup of left-wing ideology, Islamism, antisemitism and hatred of the British, Americans and Israelis that prevails at many UK universities, some of whom are dependent on funding from Iran and Saudi Arabia. Once you've read it, check out what Campus Watch has to say about American universities. You'll find we're headed in the same direction. (Thanks to Jihad Watch.)