In a most bizarre arms race with Harvard, Yale has now secured a rock star student. This student, however, is a member–indeed is the spokesman–for the Taliban!!!!! The story was in the New York Times Magazine over the weekend, but John Fund of the Wall Street Journal’s OpinionJournal.com has his own take on this extraordinary news. John Fund will be on the Victoria Taft Show tonight 7:35pm AM 860 KPAM. Stream at kpam.com.
Something is very wrong at our elite universities. Last week Larry Summers resigned as president of Harvard when it became clear he would lose a no-confidence vote held by politically correct faculty members furious at his efforts to allow ROTC on campus, his opposition to a drive to have Harvard divest itself of corporate investments in Israel, and his efforts to make professors work harder. Now Yale is giving a first-class education to an erstwhile high official in one of the most evil regimes of the latter half of the 20th century–the government that harbored the terrorists who attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001.
“In some ways,” Mr. Rahmatullah told the New York Times. “I’m the luckiest person in the world. I could have ended up in Guantanamo Bay. Instead I ended up at Yale.” One of the courses he has taken is called Terrorism-Past, Present and Future.
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