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Monday, February 27, 2006

The Freshman

The Taliban's former spokesman is now a Yale student. Anyone see a problem with that?

"Never has an article made me blink with astonishment as much as when I read in yesterday's New York Times magazine that Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, former ambassador-at-large for the Taliban, is now studying at Yale on a U.S. student visa. This is taking the obsession that U.S. universities have with promoting diversity a bit too far. "



6 Comments:

At 1:44 PM, Blogger njgalaxie73 said...

If there's any doubt left in anybody's mind over how blatantly anti-american college institutions have been for decades, it should be completely erased.

Hardcore left wing professors are
being exposed on a regular basis by people like Bill O'Reilly and I'm sure that since he's such a, "big fan" of the Times, he will go in depth about this as well.

Fringe left wing liberalism has been like a cancer eating away at our institutions on every level and it needs to be stopped. The fact that a terrorist can obtain a student visa and be welcomed onto a college campus is a slap in the face to every American Soldier who is fighting and have lost their lives fighting the war on terror to prevent another 9/11 from happening. I really hope this is the straw that breaks the camel's back.

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Sluggo said...

I have no doubt that he is an interesting and very intelligent young man as he seems to be doing well at Yale with a fourth grade education.

What is startling is that you get the impression from the article that Yale *competed* for him and consider his matriculation to be a coup for them.

It would have been too much to ask for Yale to find an interesting and intelligent young man or woman from that rather large set of people whom the Taliban oppressed and terrorized.

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger taxmaxed said...

This is sickening! What in the world is going on?!? Bin Laden and the Harvard connection, the Taliban and Yale. Guess that's how they compete with one another...who can recruit and support worldwide terrorism the best. Not that I donate to any of them, but I think everyone should be outraged and never give another penny to any of these institutions.

 
At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really think that some major spending cuts for our universities should be in order. If our colleges and universities want to give aid and comfort to terrorists then they should be treated no better than Iran, Syria or Hamas. This is treason pure and simple and needs to be punished.

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger WjcW said...

I would love to see the same people coming out against the port sale give their position on this one...

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

Remember he got past Immigration. Homeland "Security." HA!
Unfortunately there will be another 9/11 and we will have invited them in!

 

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