Pau Sutliff: Yale accepts dhimmitude

  Yale Law School, in New Haven, one of the university's lovely neo-Gothic buildings.

Yale Law School, in New Haven, one of the university's lovely neo-Gothic buildings.


In 2008 Basak Otus, a writer for the Yale Daily News, the leading news source for Yale University, wrote an article that started:

“English majors getting tired of Shakespeare and Wordsworth will soon be able to turn to Yale’s libraries for a poet of a different kind altogether: Osama bin Laden”.  (Osama, the leader of the 9/11 attacks, was killed  by U.S. Navy SEALs in 2011.)

The backlash to this article should have been taken as a prophetic warning of what was to come, akin to the handwriting on the wall of King Belshazzar of Babylon in the Book of Daniel. In that story the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote on the wall an ominous warning that the prophet Daniel interpreted as meaning:

1) God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it.

2) You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting

3) Your kingdom has been divided, and given away.

Basak Otis’s article in 2008 pointed out that Yale no longer had America’s best interests at heart, but had begun a love affair with one of the most notorious men of the modern era: Osama bin Laden. Perhaps the article would have faded into the background and remained forgotten if Yale woke up when it was attacked that June by a jihadist firebombing, which was intended to destroy their power plant. But Yale slumberously ignored that wake-up call!

Yale  reverted to its love affair with Osama  and published a Sharia-compliant version of a book about cartoons staring Mohammed,   taking care to censor illustrations that, in Paris, had inspired the murder of a dozen staffers at“Charlie Hebdo,” a publication that had printed cartoons about Mohammed. This occurred in September 2009, less than three months after the attempted fire-bombing.

It was Yale University’s overt attempt to display “dhimmitude”—submission to Muslims -- rather than display its heritage as a great defender of the First Amendment. Yale had the opportunity to take a strong stand for America and her beliefs in liberty for all her citizens! It was a chance to be seen as the university that defends the First Amendment. Yale, however, chose to become an example of “being weighed and found wanting” in its defense of the U.S. Constitution.

In 2014 Yale Law School hosted Rachid Al-Ghannouchi to speak to its students and the community as well. Rachid is a member of the Ennahda Party in Tunisia. Ennahda is the Muslim Brotherhood entity in Tunisia. Osam bin Laden was  counted as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Yale University has people that vet public speakers. How is it possible they did not know that Al-Ghannouchi was a staunch defender of Hamas[1], a U.S.-declared terrorist entity?

Yale’s last act of dhimmitude was its receipt of $10 million in 2015 from the son of Saleh Abdallah Kamel, a documented financer of  Al-Qaeda  who had had  banking ties with Osama bin Laden, himself. Yale agreed then to place an Islamic Law Center in its law school, but  still refuses to acknowledge that Islamic law is Sharia law. This act equates Sharia with the U.S. Constitution.

The act of placing an Islamic Law Center at Yale forces the university to fight itself. Those studying at Yale to earn degrees in its divinity school must take a stand, it is their Christian duty. The Music School also must join the struggle, as Sharia requires the destruction of musical instruments and  opposes the very concept of a music school[3].

The writing was on the wall in 2008. It seems  that 2015 was the year that Yale became a house divided against itself; soon it may no longer exist as the great educational institute it once was.C an Yale survive its Dhimmitude? I think not?

Yale President Peter Salovey  refused to debate me on this.

Paul Sutliff is the author of  Civilization Jihad and the Myth of Moderate Islam and
Stealth Jihad Phase 2: Infiltrate American Colleges. He is a radio commentator on the Muslim Brotherhood. His blog site is

[1] "Taamulat Fiddine Wa Siyassa Al Hiwar TV, 22 February 2009." Broadcast Bulletin. December 10, 2009. Accessed October 17, 2015.

[2] Email from the Office of the President of Yale University.