Thursday, October 04, 2007

Ahmedinejad and Hitler are welcomed guest at Columbia U, but not the Minute Man or ROTC

The President of Iran Ahmadinejad visited New York where he spoke at the U.N. and was invited to speak at Columbia University. The University took a lot of heat over their decision to allow the Iranian leader to speak.

Now the University is hiding behind the concept of free speech for the reasoning of letting him speak.

I have no problems in the idea of free speech and allowing this madman to speak at the University. I find it ironic that the students chance to free speech in the form of questions to the Iranian leader will however be monitored.

Here is my problem with this whole situation. Columbia University seems to only care about free speech when it comes to certain ideas or people.

In fact John Coatsworth the Dean of Columbia University said recently on Fox News that he would have allowed Hitler to speak if he was available, but in the past when the founder of the Minute Men Project was scheduled to speak, the speech was cancelled and he was uninvited. Columbia also does not allow ROTC on their campus. So it seems Hitler and Amadinajen are good to go, but a man who founded an organization to monitor illegal activity along our borders, or young men training to be officers in the military are not welcomed.

I guess you can tell a lot about someone by the people they welcome to their home, and those they turn away.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Muslims Against Sharia condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the decision of Columbia University to provide a speaking venue for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Apparently letting Akbar Rafsanjani speak at the National Cathedral was not the height of American Dhimmitude, because providing a venue for the world's foremost anti-Semite, whose proclaimed goal is the destruction of the USA and Israel, definitely takes the cake. What is surprising is that we don't hear any complaints from Columbia alumni who should be ashamed of their silence.

More on the subject:
1. Why Does Columbia host Ahmadinejad?
2. Absolutely The Most Brilliant Commentary on Ahmadinejad & Columbia (R-rated language)