Sunday, September 23, 2007

Ahmadinejad in NYC

Many Americans don't like Ahmadinejad giving a speech at Columbia University. It's going to be a packed house tomorrow at Columbia.

Ahmadinejad Appearance Prompts Criticism of Columbia University Public-Speaking Decisions
Sunday, September 23, 2007
By Catherine Donaldson-Evans

NEW YORK — Columbia University said it would welcome any notable figure visiting the United States — even Adolf Hitler himself — to speak to students and faculty at the Ivy League college.

But there are those who question what the New York college's standards are. They ask why a school that will not allow an ROTC program to be part of its curriculum would allow Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, one of America’s avowed enemies, onto its campus.

Critics wonder why the leader of a nation that exports terrorism is allowed to speak, but the leader of an American organization that seeks to secure U.S. borders was not.

On Monday, Columbia will play host to Ahmadinejad, who has called the Holocaust "a myth," encouraged the destruction of Israel and who leads a nation that has supported Hezbollah terrorists in the Middle East and insurgents in Iraq.

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