Tuesday, September 25, 2007

...and the Students are No Better...

As if Lee Bollinger hadn't already embarrassed his school enough, I was stunned to find that the collegiate audience at Ahmadinejad's maniacal rantings yesterday saw fit to boo him only once. Why? Well, not because he denies the Holocaust. No. Because he denies the existence of gays in his country.
"In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country. We don't have that like in your country. ... In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who's told you that we have this."
Yes, persecution of gays is wrong. As Americans, as human beings, we know that. Just as we know that persecution of Jews is wrong; and just as we know that denying historic fact is ludicrous. Where were the catcalls and boos from the learned audience on those topics?

What the hell are they teaching at Columbia? Obviously there are no courses on logic, civility, and ethics.

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