Thursday, August 31, 2006

How Harvard Plans To Remember 9/11

On September 10th, 2006--the eve of the 5th anniversary of the worst Islam-inspired terror attack in modern history--Harvard's Kennedy School of Government will remember that significant date with a public appearance and speech by former Iranian President, Mohammed Khatemi. He's the Jew-hating, terror-supporting scumbag in the picture on the right.

Err....that doesn't really help much, does it? (Khatemi's the one who's not dead yet. Unfortunately.)

Khatemi is a former president of Iran. During his tenure, Iran was listed as one of the world's biggest terror sponsors every single year. He's one of the mullahs who oversaw the formation of Hezbollah. He has repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel, and his Iranian government was responsible for the murder of a Canadian journalist and the mass arrest of pro-democracy activists in Iran.

And he's the guy Harvard is presenting us with here in Boston to remember 9/11.

What the hell is Harvard thinking? OK, that's a dumb question. They're thinking the same thing they were thinking when they took a $20 million donation from a terror sponsor, or when they published the Kennedy school's version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

It's now official: Harvard University is an active advocate of anti-Semitism. When the anniversary of 9/11 is greeted with cries of "Kill The Jews!" from the podium of the Kennedy School, there is simply no other rational conclusion to be drawn.

UPDATE! Harvard turned down my repeated requests for someone to explain their decision to invite Khatemi to speak on 9/10. However, they did send me an e-mail explanation:

August 31, 2006

Statement regarding former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami’s upcoming
speech at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami is scheduled to give a talk at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum titled the Ethics of Tolerance in the Age of Violence on Sunday, September 10th at 4:00pm.

One of the most fundamental tenets of all American universities is the exchange of ideas for discussion and debate. This is all the more important on an issue of such global significance as the current situation with Iran in the U.N.
It is in this same spirit that we believe other institutions, such as Georgetown University and the Washington National Cathedral, have extended similar speaking invitations to President Khatami and President Carter has agreed to meet with him.
Since launching a nonprofit organization that promotes dialogue between civilizations and cultures, President Khatami has traveled widely to speak on this important topic. His upcoming speech at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum will further this discussion.
In the spirit of public debate, the school has a long history of inviting individuals with widely divergent views on the Middle East to speak in the Forum and elsewhere at the school. In recent years, we have hosted:
o Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former Prime Minister of
o Israeli Cabinet Minister Natan Sharansky;
o Queen Noor of Jordan;
o Hanan Ashrawi, Founder and Secretary General of the Palestinian
Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy;
o Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Founder of the
Association for Support of Children’s Rights in Iran;
o And, most recently, His Excellency Daniel Ayalon, the Israeli
Ambassador the U.S.
ME: I'm still picking up my jaw from seeing Harvard declare a moral equivalence between a Jewish gulag survivor like Natan Sharansky and an anti-semitic terror sponsor like Khatemi.