Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ahmandinejad accepts invitation to speak at Columbia University

A lot of fuss has been made about Iranian leader Ahmadinejad visiting Ground Zero, as well there should be.

The thought of this leader of a terrorist nation visiting the hallowed grounds of the world's largest terrorist attack is sickening.

New York officials are working on denying him access.

In the meantime, the President of Columbia University thought it was a great idea to invite Ahmandinejad to speak at the university.

Ahmandinejad has accepted the invitation.

So now we have this terrorist speaking to our nation's young people at the invitation of the University.

Bollinger's reason-

“It should never be thought that merely to listen to ideas we deplore in any way implies our endorsement of those ideas, or the weakness of our resolve to resist those ideas, or our naiveté about the very real dangers inherent in such ideas,” Bollinger said. “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.”

So Bolliniger decided to give him a center stage platform.

Does anyone else have a problem with Ahmandinejad speaking to our young people?

I cannot believe that Columbia University would give center stage to one of America's enemies.

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