● Published by J. Chambless
By Uncle Irvin
In the 1970s, when Uncle Irvin published the Chester County Press, we were invited to bid on the composition and printing of the Lincolnian, the monthly student newspaper at The Lincoln University.
I handled the matter personally and, along with the facility adviser, I made every attempt to make the project as real-life as possible. The kids set type, wrote headlines, edited copy and produced eight-page tab newspapers ready for the press. The Lincoln kids had full access to our production facility and equipment.
Everyone seemed happy about the project, and the school renewed our contract every year.
One year, the school changed the Lincolnian adviser to a tenured English professor, Dr. Kaubab Siddique, a Pakistan-born, Muslim fanatic. The relationship between Irvin Lieberman, who is Jewish-born, and Dr. Siddique, a virulent Muslim, did not take long to deteriorate, and it was no surprise that the Lincolnian job was not renewed.
Siddique was criticized by Lincoln University faculty and many others for proclaiming his desire to “unite against Zionism” and denying the Holocaust, but I had no personal discussions with him.
Of course, Dr. Siddique's comments were made well before 2001, or any of the Islam vs. U.S. wars.
He has kept his job, even though he continues to harangue against “Jewish white supremacist thugs.”
The fact is there were – and still are – ample grounds to terminate Siddique's employment contract on academic grounds, because all humanity acknowledges the Holocaust except Siddique. Siddique has worn out his welcome and should be extradited to his beloved Pakistan and Sharia law.
If Lincoln's President or Board of Trustees still does not have the stomach to fire Siddique, every Congressman and State Representative should cut off Lincoln's substantial public dollars.
(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)