September 20, 2007

And You Thought Jimmy Carter Was Controversial?

News Item: Ahmadinejad To Speak at Columbia U.

Usually when it comes to college speaker controversies- of which there are many, especially at Brandeis- I take the "might as well let him speak" position. After all, if the speaker's so objectionable, you're always free to, you know, not go to the speech.

But this is another dimension entirely. The leader of a terror-supporting state, who has called for genocide of Jews and destruction of Israel, all while denying the Holocaust. Columbia would probably never let an American or German Holocaust denier speak on campus, so why allow it just because he's the president of Iran?

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 20, 2007 04:11 PM

probably because he is the President of Iran and not your typical holocaust-denying, Jew-hating nut.

this one runs a country (when the mullah's allow it)

Posted by: mike at September 21, 2007 03:53 PM
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