Center President Calls For Georgetown University To Repudiate Professor Who Defends Slavery, Misogyny

(Washington, D.C.): Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney today responded to outrageous statements made recently by the executive director of Georgetown University’s Saudi-funded Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Jonathan AC Brown. The Georgetown professor of Islamic Studies condoned slavery and rape in the course of remarks made recently at the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated International Institute on Islamic Thought (IIIT).

In a letter today to Georgetown’s president, John DeGioia, Gaffney – an alumnus of the university – observed that Brown was promoting conduct that is directly at odds with his alma mater’s stated policies, including such assertions as: “It is not immoral for one human to own another human” and “Consent isn’t necessary for lawful sex.”

Mr. Gaffney called for Georgetown University to disassociate itself from Brown’s abhorrent, supremacist and misogynistic remarks by publicly renouncing them and terminating his employment.

The full text of the letter is below.

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