Skip to comments.College cancels Churchill's talk (Professor Who Compared 9/11 Victims to Eichmann)
Posted on 02/01/2005 12:47:14 PM PST by nickcarraway
The New York state college whose invitation to CU professor Ward Churchill touched off a firestorm of controversy cancelled his talk this morning over security concerns.
Hamilton College told the professor it is concerned that Clinton, N.Y., police might not be able to provide adequate security for the ethnic studies professor at the panel discussion scheduled Thursday because of the number of death threats made against him in response to his essay that argued the 9/11 attacks were justified and compared victims to Adolf Eichmann, the chief operative in Hitler's extermination of the Jews during World War II.
"Considerable threats of violence have been directed at the college and members of the panel," said Hamilton president Joan Hinde Stewart. "I have made the decision to cancel the event in the interest of protecting those at risk."
Churchill has triggered angry reactions in many quarters with his argument that American foreign policy, including support for U.N. sanctions of Iraq following the first Gulf War, had done much to provoke the terrorists' actions in an essay written the day of the attacks.
Churchill's essay referred to victims of the World Trade Center attacks as "little Eichmanns inhabiting the sterile sanctuary of the twin towers."
In a statement released Monday, Churchill protested what he called "grossly inaccurate media coverage," which had "resulted in defamation of my character and threats against my life. What I actually said has been lost, indeed turned into the opposite of itself," Churchill wrote in a statement accompanying his announcement to step down as chair of the ethnic studies department at the University of Colorado.
The essay, On the Justice of Roosting Chickens, was intended to make the point "that we cannot allow the U.S. government, acting in our name, to engage in massive violations of international law and fundamental human rights and not expect to reap the consequences."
Denying that he is a "defender" of the September 11 attacks, Churchill said, he had simply been "pointing out that if U.S. foreign policy results in massive death and destruction abroad, we cannot feign innocence when some of that destruction is returned.
"I have never said that people 'should' engage in armed attacks on the United States, but that such attacks are a natural and unavoidable consequence of unlawful U.S. policy. As Martin Luther King, quoting Robert F. Kennedy, said, 'Those who make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable.'"
Open mouth, insert liberal foot, choke on liberal foot.
Aww darn. I think we should hear more from the insane left. (redundant)
now if only the University of Colorado would fire this traitor....
I'm just guessing, but considering all the police officers in NY who lost friends or family on 911, more than a few might avert their eyes if someone, say, accidently beat the bejesus out of Churchill
While I'm happy about this recent event, Hamilton still has some serious left-wing problems. This is the same college that hired Susan Rosenburg...the revoltuionary from the Weather Underground. This constant back-tracking can't make up for what seems to be an inherent problem at this institution. It's sickening to see just who is teaching our kids today.
I'd like just 5 mins alone in the conference room, with that subhuman POS, to *explain* reality to him. Punk.
Don't he look the part of the romantic revolutionary? He better be careful with that rifle, it might go off.
This should serve as a lesson to those liberal morons who think they can scream FIRE! in an auditorium with impunity. Those days . . . are no more. We're on call now . . . and we have avenues to get OUR views out now.
This guy's an idiot and the more he talks the more he proves it.
"Big Eichmann" turns out to be a sissy. Hope no terrorists bump into him.
WOW - check this:
He dresses up like a Warrior while REAL American Warriors have fought and died . . . and will continue to fight and die . . . so that he'll have the freedom to continue to prove to the world how big of a moron he TRULY is.
I do wish I lived near the guy--I'd picket him morning, noon & night with REALLY big signs.