The Madrassa on The Charles

When even a man like Richard Nixon called Harvard the “Kremlin on the Charles,” he probably didn’t envision in how many horrible ways that would eventually ring true. In late 2010, Harvard, instead of doing the right and honourable thing, simply went ahead and showed exactly how Kremlinesque it was. Stalin would have nodded approvingly in his grave at its disgusting U-turn in a span of mere months. If you want the short version, Harvard has fallen from its hoary pedestal on which stood the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, and T.Roosevelt and has today become a sprawling den of petty fund-mongers who have exhibited no scruples in putting it on the fast-track to convert it to the Madrassa on the Charles.

The longer version began sometime early in December 2011 when it sacked Dr. Subramanian Swamy from teaching his Summer economics course, something he’s been doing there for ages. Here’s the dirty saga in full. Dr. Swamy has aptly characterized Harvard’s chicanery as a Spanish Inquisition.

Actually, let me correct myself. Harvard’s descent into Madrassadom didn’t begin with Dr. Swamy’s Communist-style expulsion. His expulsion is perhaps the most open and brazen display of how Harvard cravenly does the bidding of the people who want to Islamize nations, which according to them constitute Dar-ul-Harb.

Harvard’s descent began when the Left infiltrated its ranks and began to steadily inject the political correctness—also called Americans, Hate-America!—venom. Here’s a pretty detailed study of what went wrong with Middle Eastern Studies in US universities: the primary reason is the Leftist infiltration and takeover followed by gradual inroads made by Islamism. And so in 1994 or so when an Islamic zealot masquerading as a scholar writes openly hoping that “a great number of American soldiers to be killed” in the Kuwait war, and nobody criticizes him, you know the nature of atmosphere that’s been created at Harvard. This was followed by an endowment here and a chair there across the American academia to “study and promote the understanding of Islam,” “foster studies to understand in depth the rich cultural history of Islam,” “bridge the understanding between East and West to further harmony and peace between diverse cultures and religions”….. you get the gist. Needless, Harvard was no exception to this.

And so when economy-wreckers like Larry Summers became Harvard’s President, the Harvard Law School already had three Saudi-funded endowments one of which was inaugurated by Prince Bandar, former Saudi ambassador to the US, a man who funds terrorism, and the other by Osama Bin Laden’s own brother. On a related note, a search for “Islamic Gift” on the Harvard Gazette site yields interesting but startling results. Almost every search result resembles something what the Utterly Faithful say about Islam.

It was Larry Summers, whose boundless greed and shameless knavery accelerated Harvard’s descent into what it’s become today: a state-of-the-art Madrassa of Islamic Higher Education. Andrew McCarthy explains it beautifully:

Harvard’s president Larry Summers, accepted a stunning $20 million donation for the creation of a program of studies to lionize Islam’s history and jurisprudence. The cash came from the Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the billionaire investor whose attempted $10 million contribution to the Twin Towers fund had been refused by New York mayor Rudy Giuliani when bin Talal blamed the 9/11 atrocities on American foreign policy. Summers, the anti-Giuliani, not only took the money but named the program and an endowed professorship in the prince’s honor.

With such an enormous stash, Summers got one of his favorite minions, Elena Kagan to start what’s known as the Islamic Finance Project, a euphemism for Sharia through the backdoor. This woman is now the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. A hardcore Marxist, she’s pretty illustrative of how the Left steadily gets into powerful positions over time using the same democratic processes and institutions that it seeks to destroy. To get a glimpse into the long-term implications of this Islamic Finance Project, we can turn to Andrew McCarthy again:

Kagan and other apologists for SCF [Ed: Sharia-complaint Financing a.k.a Islamic banking]  would absolve themselves from the real-world consequences of their allegedly well-intentioned diversity fetish. But legitimizing any aspect of sharia is the endorsement of all of it. Moreover, there is no cut-and-dried separation of sharia brutality from the tidy, white-collar world of financial transactions.

To pull off the SCF chicanery, financial institutions hire as advisers Islamic clerics who are expert in Muslim jurisprudence — there being, again, no separation between divine edicts and the secular law in Islam. It is those clerics, many of them Islamists, who decide what transactions are permissible. And very often, to purge the taint, prohibited interest payments are diverted to Islamic “charities.” It all sounds wonderful . . . except for what they don’t tell you: The major schools of Islamic jurisprudence teach that support for violent jihad is a legitimate form of charitable giving. […] SCF is thus the Islamist triple-play: It elbows sharia’s way into our legal system, from whence it can expand its influence; it institutionalizes financial jihad; and it pressures true Muslim moderates to shun Western practices. It is, furthermore, unabashedly anti-capitalist — another reason the Left likes it so much.

And not even the naivest of the naïve would actually believe that Summers had any lofty educational or knowledge-enhancing goals in mind when he accepted Prince Alwaleed’s largesse. Alwaleed had the means to temporarily quench Summers unquenchable greed in return for Summers allowing him to plant yet another Jihad-furthering unit right in the heart of what’s still regarded as the numero uno of the US academia.

So it’s entirely consistent with Harvard Madrassa Project’s aims and objectives when Professor John Esposito writes extreme apologies for Islamic terror groups in the Harvard International Review (Check out Investigative Project on Terrorism’s damning dossier on him). Which is also the reason Harvard invites bloody dictators like Khatami to its campus. Or employs the vile Muslim Chaplain who “counseled” the insane bigot Major Hassan who went on a shooting spree at Fort Hood. Or allows Sara Roy, a Israel-hating, and vitriol-spewing woman to spin lies about the 2008 Gaza war openly in class. Or helps the spread of propaganda in Arabic language classes.  I could go on with similar and more extreme examples of how the Islamization virus has now become an almost-fully blown disease at Harvard. Here’s a pretty comprehensive list for you to read and shudder. The tragic cruelty is that this virus was willingly injected by American citizens like Larry Summers themselves: one of our own feeding us to fanatical wolves who want to convert and/or destroy us.

It’s the same sickening pattern at work again. What began as academic programs to broaden scholarship, foster understanding etcetera has now degenerated into an unofficial ban against criticizing Islam in any form and enforcing Islamic mores on the university campus. Here’s a seemingly silly instance where the university prohibited male students from using the gym during certain hours because female Muslim students laid down that “their faith forbids them from wearing revealing clothing in the presence of men.”  Not just that. Harvard allowed the Azaan Call (Muslim call to prayer) “to be broadcast across the campus from the steps of the main library during the Islam Awareness Week” sometime in March-April 2008. And now, Dr. Subramanian Swamy’s shameful expulsion. It’s that $20 Million from Prince Alwaleed at work behind these “decisions.” All those protesting against Harvard’s “disgraceful throttling of free speech” in Dr. Swamy’s case need to look here for the answer. Per Harvard’s Larry Summer’s Code of Ethics, petrodollars triumphs over free speech just as Islam and free speech are mutually exclusive.

That this kind of open partiality towards supporters of Islamism and discrimination against and stifling of critical voices has been going on for more than a decade despite tons of evidence is pretty telling on the US government itself. Is it because the very propagators have sat in and continue to occupy important government positions? Larry Summers and Kagan are just two examples. Let’s face it: the US policy on the Arab world has been flawed from the start. If the US thought it was good policy to give the Arab world technology and other goodies in exchange for oil, it was not only shortsighted but foolish as well. The Arab world—chiefly Saudi—used the same oil dollars to spread the poison of Islamism by buying out universities and sections of the media. As we continue to witness, technology has come to Arabia but it still has retained its Islam in all its 7th century purity. It’s this pure Islam that it wants to spread across the non-Muslim countries using means fair and foul.

The happenings at the Madrassa on the Charles are far more alarming than most realize. Let’s not forget the fact that the US government draws most of its top people from Harvard and similar 5-star universities. None of these universities have been spared from Islamic funding. It’s truly a nightmarish future scenario when corrupt sleazeballs occupy top positions in the administration and from being terror-apologists, become open supporters of Islamic terror. The next step is the Islamic Republic of America.

47 comments for “The Madrassa on The Charles

  1. SB
    January 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    >> drama queens who will always mix up Democracy with personal opinion

    Barkha Dutt anyone !

  2. Jooske
    January 19, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    N.S. Rajaman is a joy to listen to and to read.

    Once again people who find it hard to argue with him start calling him names.

  3. cricfan
    January 17, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Rajaram, sir, it’s wonderful to have you here.

  4. anonymous
    January 17, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Mr Rajaram here is another site ( perhaps the same as you have cited. Oh!! it is written by you )

    “As previously noted Eck and Witzel are not at Harvard for the present (spring 2012) term and their fate next year is in doubt. In the circumstances it is not surprising to find them looking to alternative sources for support. Diana Eck for one has been making overtures to Islamic sources. (Witzel’s India trip two years ago was a fiasco and he returned empty handed. His overtures to Pakistan earlier were also fruitless.)”

    The whole article is here.

  5. anonymous
    January 17, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Mr Rajaram, I feel all divinity schools in USA should be closed and the money used for feeding the homeless in USA, Divinity schools in USA are nothing but vested interest centres , just to raise dust and heat. I have heard some speak about Indian religions. These so called scholars cannot intone Sanskrit properly. leave alone Pali , Ardhamagdi and other languages. Some are outright duffers.

  6. Ranger
    January 17, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Mr.Rajaram … I have read your articles earlier… absolutely riveting stuff…

  7. N.S. Rajaram
    January 17, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    I was in Boston at the time the controversy was brewing. I also know the key parties involved including Dr. Swamy and Michael Witzel. I have put this inside knowledge to use in the following two-part article on the Swamy episode.

    The picture is a little more complicated than what appears on the surface. Note that both Witzel and Diana Eck have been told to go on ‘leave’ and their fate next year is uncertain. This aspect is covered in my next article to appear next week.

  8. Ranger
    January 17, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    And sometimes his boyfriend, one called Vinay, joins him in the exercise.

  9. Ranger
    January 17, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Prachetas, welcome to the blog. Just wanted to warn you that this Tima is a self-confessed homosexual who spends most of his waking hours trolling this website looking for prey.

  10. prachetas
    January 16, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    You have a serious comprehension challenge Tima ji.and (or) like many Indians you don’t understand working of a Democracy. What number 1 and number 2 are you talking about ?.

    I clearly said that unlike monarchy, Democracy has to function with whats available and people have to choose lesser of two evils (they definitely can take risk, they are getting a chance every 4 years).

    Its for everyone to see who is more evil and dangerous. 60 years of loot by your number 1 and that loot is untraceable. You are anti democratic because you are supporting a dynasty and a monarchy by saying that opposition party in parliament has to remain silent because its no different. People of India have put them in parliament to do a job and they want it to get done. Looks like you are one of those Marxist/Fascists who dream of Utopia. Democracy doesn’t work that way. If you foolishly continue to vote for number 1, how can you extract out the most important product known as Accountability out of Democracy?.

    Democracy doesn’t work for people like you with foolish sentiments, fears and inferiority complex (traits of a Servant). Democracy was designed to make a citizen the Master, not a servant. You are so confused and same time prejudiced (a lethal combination). I can now easily see why India never tasted true Democracy. I think India should focus on its civics textbooks for school kids. Otherwise, it will only produce more drama queens who will always mix up Democracy with personal opinion, emotion and conscience and repeatedly choose same person/party in spite of continuous failures.

    Tima ji would you do the same in your own business / work/ life ?.

  11. Tima
    January 16, 2012 at 4:30 PM


    If that is so, I totally agree with you. Then I suppose you may also agree that BJP is no different from UPA. Why shout from rooftops about being different and intolerant to corruption ? Why did the old man go on yatra against corruption? Was it all ruse ?

    Why not accept they are like UPA and get on with it? As regards to your question, why will anyone vote for no.2 when no.1 is available?

  12. prachetas
    January 16, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    tima ji

    well democracy has to function with whats available..khuswaha is better than anti national congress wallahs. With lesser devils like Bangaru, Kushwaha etc atleast the loot stays within reach. wth sheila, pc and other scoundrels, all that is left is more inferiority complex and fear n minorities. Do you feel it was right to vote upa into power in last election ?

  13. Tima
    January 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    On saturday, Modi and Advani were in chennai for cho’s function. They were desperately hoping to meet jaya but smart lady she is, she refused to meet them. She told them in no uncertain terms that she doesnt want to be seen close to them. Poor chaps, they came back with egg on their faces.

    Btw, BJP is going to give RS to the tainted khuswaha. Do you guys feel it is correct?

  14. Sarvesh
    January 14, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Thanks for this painfully researched and very well documentated article Sandeep.

  15. seadog4227
    January 13, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Good job … and loved your reaction to some comments a here!

  16. SK
    January 9, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Excellent Analysis.

    It might interest you that this model of the Saudis had been successfully implemented in the UK in the last 2 decades. Labour party had heavy backing of these guys.
    UK Univs were the first place for breeding Islam-backing leftist apologists. It is from where the Indian Media had sourced its human resources.

    However the later part of Tony Blair’s regime saw his transition to Catholicism. It had a mighty impact on his support base. He had to go.

    UK cannot come of out the rut it had created for itself. US is going the same way.

    By the way I am more interested in understanding the MAYA of modern economic system. Please do write on it. I want us, Indians, to discuss and debate the Dollar/Euro based economic model. It is in the last 60 years we have faced several global crisis based on this economic model. Western Liberalism (leftist ideology) thrives as long as there is prosperity.

    We need to understand this model and seek alternatives. The leftists, Islamists and Christian Missionaries have thrived in this system. I believe their foundation and relevance, in modern times, are based on this economic system.

  17. cricfan
    January 9, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    very useful links. thank you sir.

  18. Karumadikkuttan
    January 9, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    Happy news for all Nationalists..
    There comes a TV Channel named ‘JANAM’ in
    Kerala from this Vijayadashami day…

  19. anonymous26
    January 9, 2012 at 7:51 AM

    Prof Carl Banskton III : Harvard Cosmopolitans gon wild”


    Prof Carl Banskton III : Note on Swamy case

    He has refered to Hashimpura case when S Swamy went on fast into death. the link does not work. Here is the pucl link on that and excerpts

    another light hearted one.

    In fact in the radio interview with Radio Boston , Prof Harry Lewis of Harvard Uni of computer science opposed Diana Eck about Swamys sacking.

    Another faculty Martha Nussbaum wrote a book with a colleague ” The Offensive Internet” which makes look like all of interent is offensive . It is big let down in word usage for Harvard, The book should have been title ” The Misuse of Internet”.

    I have been an observer of Harvard Uni . It has declined in intellectual ability to a large extent.

  20. G
    January 9, 2012 at 5:51 AM

    Excellent article by Phyllis Chesler HERE

    Includes an interview with Swamy and a host of illuminating comments directed against the money-hungry Islamist appeasing leadership at Harvard.

    It conclusively refutes the abject falsehoods in the anti-Swamy petition by bigoted lefty loons.

  21. Anonymous
    January 9, 2012 at 5:14 AM


    The best way is to delete the comment if you do not like. Most of the blogs do it. Outllookindia, supposed to be the most open, also does it saying that “comments are not within the policy of the editorial team”. In your case , you decide and not the editorial team ( if you have one then well and good).

    It is better to delete the comments , than be replete with these comments and let loose, loose cannons. It is your blog , you have the right. It takes time. Times of India is the worst when to comes to comments . All Hindi and English swear words are written. I just cannot imagine it is the same newspaper of yesteryears. As someone said , it has become the Toilet Paper of India.

    Good luck to you. Keep writing.

  22. Vinay
    January 8, 2012 at 9:22 PM


    If sandeep has tracked down Tima with the help of his law enforcement friends it also stands to reason that these friends will help him track down anyone who visits his blog including you, me, Anand, ava and cricfan and anybody else who visits this blog.
    Now Tima and me know what to expect when that happens. but your future is brighter. So I suggest that you affix a “bandhu” after sandeep like your friend Jay above since sandeep has indicated that his “niceness” is not without limits. So keep spreading your “amrita” in this blog and preserve it’s calm and peaceful atmosphere.


  23. CC
    January 7, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    >>A troll is like those heavy-breathing perverts on the phone.

    Anand has hit the nail on the head!

  24. Anand
    January 7, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    A troll is like those heavy-breathing perverts on the phone. The pervert gets his thrills from the shocked reaction of his victims. He is actually happy to receive abuse. Psychologists suggest that he can be gotten rid of by denying him that pleasure — simply by hanging up silently. Ditto with trolls. Not engaging them discourages them. Seeking the help of law enforcement etc in my view is overkill.

  25. Tima
    January 7, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    @rowdy ranger

    I welcomed sandeep to my office. Are you on hallucinating drugs? btw, shekhar gupta today in his editorial is called your party as blunder janata party. I am sure you are a big supporter of Khushwaha.

  26. unratedish
    January 7, 2012 at 8:05 AM


    Is it? Could you please post the link here?

  27. Ranger
    January 7, 2012 at 7:10 AM

    Hey Tima, why get so scared because Sandeep said he knew your true identity ? What do you have to hide, seriously ? Haha.

  28. ItAcHi
    January 6, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Back here after a long time,, :)

    How many here know that this blog is there in faith freedom international website? Cool.

  29. Ranger
    January 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Great article as usual.


    Sandeep to Tima :

    “Also, it might interest you know that I’ve managed to trace who you are in real life with some amount of help from law enforcing agencies. And no, it’s not a threat or warning. Just a request to stop poisoning the environment here. Next time I won’t be so nice.”

    Jeez… it took you so long ? This guy and his boyfriend have been trying to kill this blog by driving away commentators for months now. Many of us had been tell you about this. Where had you been ?

  30. Tima
    January 5, 2012 at 8:33 PM


    I dont expect you to be nice. It is your blog and you have the right to behave in a manner which suits you. If you have traced me then, please feel free to drop in my office anytime for a cup of coffee. One commentator here said other people should solicit donations from hindu billionaires and I replied saying he should do the good deed himself. Why depend on others? What did you find objectionable in it? If you dont like my comments, go ahead and delete them.

  31. Radha Rajan
    January 5, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Why madarasa? Free speech comes from free thinking. Free expression of which speech is only one aspect also comes from free thinking and the free spirit. I am not surprised at Harvard but I am surprised that Sandeep calls it a madarasa. Sandeep should read about Cotton Mather. He should also read about Savanarola and then about Galileo Galilei. Harvard is Christian – fundamentally and fundamentalist Christian. What savanarola did to Renaissance artists and sculptors what the popes did to Galilei and what Harvard has done to Dr. Swamy are all perfect parts of the same piece. And put Witzel and Clooney into the picture and look what we got!

  32. Arun
    January 5, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Interesting to note that Swamy in his op-ed which created all the fuss “recommended demolishing hundreds of mosques, disenfranchising non-Hindus who do not acknowledge their alleged Hindu ancestry, and banning conversion from Hinduism.”

    Banning conversaion from Hinduism??? Sounds like the makings of another Islamic errr Hindu State!!

    Also very interesting to note that the petition which eventually got him sacked was organised by Kumar and Sanjay: “Kumar and Sanjay J. Pinto, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology and social policy, organized the petition with a small group of peers and then emailed it out to an initial group of 80 students.”

    “Both of us decided we really needed to take action,” Pinto said. “His comments are wrong on many levels. They put forth a vision of Indian society in which not all religious groups are welcome, which is very different from the India that both of us know.”

    An anti-islamic Hindu fundamentalist has much in common with an Islamic fundamentalist.

    We’re all for free speech, but you need to remember that the Ruwandan genocide was fueled by media propaganda.

  33. Sandeep
    January 5, 2012 at 2:36 PM


    I’ve been noticing your barbs and clever by half witticisms for a few months now. If you don’t have anything useful to contribute, please stay away from here. Also, it might interest you know that I’ve managed to trace who you are in real life with some amount of help from law enforcing agencies. And no, it’s not a threat or warning. Just a request to stop poisoning the environment here. Next time I won’t be so nice.

  34. Tima
    January 5, 2012 at 2:27 PM


    Please send a petition to hindu billionaires. I am sure they will heed your humble request. LOL.

  35. Jooske
    January 5, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Sandeep, who is an Islamist ?

    The Truth about Islam
    Taking on Andy McCarthy’s column “Islam or Islamist?”

  36. January 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM


    Just came across your site sometime back and am fast reading all your blogs from the start. Brilliant analysis ! Please continue your good work !

    As a Hindu, I sincerely thank you.

  37. Sam
    January 5, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Great article with detailed facts. Isn’t this another kind of symbolism that has been used so effectively to brainwash Americans?
    Indian billionaires have mostly focused their wealth on India-centric issues and most of them don’t promote a religious cause – its usually a secular cause.

  38. moonclan
    January 5, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    @CC – I suppose sympathetic Hindu Billionaires are few and far in between. And given that mainstream institutions are populated by Sepoys and thier controllers its anybody’s what would happen to programs advocating Hindu causes. In fact such has been the case of donations from messrs Hindujas, and Narayanamurti.

  39. CC
    January 5, 2012 at 4:34 AM

    So who’s stopping a Hindu billionaire from donating a few million dollars to Harvard to start a few courses or name a foundation after some Hindu cause? The way I see it, the Americans give the Arabs dollars to buy their oil and then the Arabs give the dollars back to the Americans to fund their universities. Win Win. Isn’t that how they first decimated the native population of that continent?

  40. Rama
    January 5, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    Good article. I am not sure whether one should be unhappy about this Madrassa development at Harvard. Let the Christians and Islamists fight it out. We can stand on the sideline and watch the fun.Hindus can only be the winners. Let the blighters go for each others throat.This Isalmization of Harvard might (hopefully) stir up the fundamental Christians in USA politics and ordinary Americans.Any fight between these two cults is heaven sent bonus for us Indians.Who knows. it might be the beginning of the end of Saudis.Cannot wait for the day when Yankees take on Saudis and bomb it out to dust.

  41. G
    January 5, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Powerful stuff. However, despite Leftism’s open whore-mongering with Islamism and joyous participation in the Harem of the noble Muslim savage, it is America’s capitalist right that is blindly and helplessly pouring an ocean of dollars into the deserts of Arabia, thereby mass-producing its own eventual subversion at the hands of these hostile forces. Much the same has happened with respect to China. It seems to prove that old leftist adage that the capitalist will sell you the rope to hang him with.

  42. Jay
    January 4, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    You are welcome bandhu! :)

    BTW, great blogpost with comprehensive commentary on the issues involved, as well as their genesis, anywhere in the contemporary blogosphere, leave aside the snail-media, which is yet to mention anything regarding the subsequent developments.

  43. Sandeep
    January 4, 2012 at 6:34 PM


    Good catch. Corrected it. Thanks!

  44. @agastya80
    January 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    This was the most comprehensive commentary on the issue of Islamic influence in Harvard. Fight against Islamic extremism will be a tough battle of ideas. Christian way of thinking has inherent flaws, putting it at a disadvantage in this battle. Christianity is too similar to Islam. Hinduism, the Sanatan Dharma, is perhaps more suited in this battle.

    Censorship is the ultimate original sin. India calls itself the largest democracy, but we understand the above stated axiom about censorship the least. No country is perfect in this matter: but, we seem to have no clue whatsoever on this matter. A large blame of the genesis of this lack of understanding must go to presence of Islam in India. Because, however well one tries to correct this problem, Islamic requirement of censorship will always be the bottleneck.

  45. Arvind
    January 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Madrassa on the Charles is a very good description!

  46. Jay
    January 4, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Sandeep bandhu…there are typos – instead of 2010, as mentioned early in blogpost it should be 2011.

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