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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:24 PM
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9/11 Families Angered By Speaker's Invitation (Compares Victims To Nazis)
http://www.local10.com/news/4142146/detail.html

9/11 Families Angered By Speaker's Invitation
Professor Compares Victims To Nazis

POSTED: 8:50 pm EST January 28, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- An upstate New York college is being urged to cancel a speaking engagement by a man who has compared victims of the World Trade Center attacks to Nazis.

Hamilton College has invited Ward Churchill to take part in a panel discussion next month. Churchill is chairman of the ethnic studies department at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, he called the victims "little Eichmanns," comparing them to Adolf Eichmann, the architect of Hitler's plan to eradicate Europe's Jews.

In his essay, the professor said the victims worked for a "mighty engine of profit to which the military dimension of U.S. policy has always been enslaved." He also argued that the terrorists who carried out the attacks "manifested the courage of their convictions" and "when you push people around, some people push back. There is justice in such symmetry."

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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:29 PM
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1. It was just stupid to invite this asshole.
What were they thinking?
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:29 PM
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2. this has been here too many times.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:29 PM
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3. That comparison doesn't even make sense!
And you don't blame the civilians! You blame the people who made the foreign policy decisions that brought it about, if you're gonna blame someone on the receiving end.

And yes, it does require conviction to murder people. You don't have to glorify it.

Ugh...
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:30 PM
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4. locking, Not Latest Breaking News
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