Here’s how Columbia University stormed the stage and attacked a conservative speaker last year. But now at the request of the Iranian government, Columbia University will host the president of a terrorist regime which is right now responsible for the deaths of American soldiers on the field of battle.
Monday, September 24, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will speak and participate in a question and answer session with university faculty and students at Columbia.
University President Lee Bollinger said in Columbia’s press release: “It is a critical premise of freedom of speech that we do not honor the dishonorable when we open the public forum to their voices. To hold otherwise would make vigorous debate impossible. That such a forum could not take place on a university campus in Iran today sharpens the point of what we do here….This is America at its best.”
How utterly hypocritical! How much do you want to bet that the anarchy that ensued when a conservative speaker dared to speak won’t rear its ugly head.
How about this to highlight the idiocy: ROTC has been banned from the Columbia campus since 1969. Ahmadinejad is welcome.
September 21, 2007 at 3:13 pm
This kinda stuff makes me glad I go to an engineering school. You don’t have the values of the academia preached at you. There isn’t much political or social controversy over the Yield Strength of Steel.
September 21, 2007 at 9:30 pm
I guess Columbia sold all their tasers to FSU, huh?
September 21, 2007 at 11:58 pm
ahmadinejad to Columbia students: “Don’t taze me bro.”
September 22, 2007 at 1:18 am