Jihad Watch University (JWU) Graduates Another Pseudo-Scholar: Sheik YerMami Declares Himself “Scholar of Islam”

Sheik Yer Mami?  This racist image appears on Sheik Yer Mami’s site.

Islamophobes rely on pseudo-scholars to validate their anti-Muslim beliefs.  One of the pioneers in this was Bat Ye’or, who with absolutely no academic qualifications to speak of, was self-anointed a “scholar of Islam.”  Robert Spencer dubbed her a “pioneering scholar” of Islamic studies.  Not long after starting his blogging career, Spencer himself donned the title of “the acclaimed scholar of Islam,” an epithet which is found on his website.  This, even though his master’s degree is in Christian studies.  He has no educational degree related to Islam, at all.

When confronted with this uncomfortable fact, Spencer’s minions point out that he has written many “best-selling books.”  So, does anyone who writes “best-selling books” become a scholar?  Is the author of the Harry Potter series a scholar?

It seems that if you devote enough hours to blogging against Islam and cyber-attend Jihad Watch University (JWU), you can eventually claim “scholar of Islam” status.  The latest claimant to this title is Sheik YerMami, a raving anti-Muslim blogger/lunatic.  He’s been blogging for long enough that the gods of the anti-Muslim blogosphere have granted him the right to call himself a “scholar of Islam.”  Here is what Sheik YerMami said (emphasis added):

I am a scholar of Islam and I rely on Koran, sira & hadith, not on loon watch.

What academic qualifications does he have to claim “scholar” status?  Anyone?

7 thoughts on “Jihad Watch University (JWU) Graduates Another Pseudo-Scholar: Sheik YerMami Declares Himself “Scholar of Islam”

  1. I know Sheik Yermami personally. His comments about Islam are succinct and to the point. He’s been studying Islam for a long time and he drew the right conclusions.

    • Sure he has. His username “SheikYerMami” and racist avatars simply yells out Scholar among the circle of anti-islamic professors.

    • More like his conclusions were already pre-drawn, and he ‘studied’ only to confirm them, and to claim he’s ‘studied’ for 40 years of course.

  2. no his comments about islam are childish and full of crap hell all he did when challenged was nothing but accuse people of lying and rambled on about taqiyya instead of doing anything to refute what jack, skahns, or myself had said.

  3. Cynic: More like his conclusions were already pre-drawn, and he ‘studied’ only to confirm them, and to claim he’s ‘studied’ for 40 years of course.

    I wonder if his claim to scholarship would be any less convincing if he had been studying Islam for 41 years instead of 40.

  4. aberration: I know Sheik Yermami personally. His comments about Islam are succinct and to the point.

    That settles it. Since aberration knows Sheik Yermami personally, and finds his stuff convincing, Yermami has to be a scholar!

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