Earlier we noted that the Washington Times fabricated a photo of Elena Kagan alongside a column by Frank Gaffney, who attempted to tie her to Shariah. In addition, in Gaffney's column, The Washington Times published a fabricated name of a program at Harvard University.
Gaffney quoted Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) saying:" Around the same time that Dean Kagan was campaigning to exclude military recruiters - citing what she saw as the evils of 'don't ask, don't tell' - Harvard University accepted $20 million from a member of the Saudi royal family to establish a Center for Islamic Studies and Shariah Law."
In actuality, the Saudi Prince (and major News Corp. shareholder) Alwaleed Bin Talal's $20 million gift to Harvard University established the Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University. According to the university, the program “bring[s] together faculty, students, and researchers from across the University and coordinat[es] their activities through one Program housed within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.” It appears that no program named the “Center for Islamic Studies and Shariah Law” exists at Harvard.
At no point in his column did Gaffney correct Sessions or refer to the program by its correct name.