Skip to comments.Professor (Ward Churchill) Refuses Apology for 9/11 Essay
Posted on 02/06/2005 12:04:28 PM PST by FairOpinion
DENVER - A professor who likened World Trade Center victims to a notorious Nazi refused to apologize but said his treatise was a "gut response" to the terrorist attacks.
"I don't believe I owe an apology," Ward Churchill said Friday on CNN's "Paula Zahn Now" program his first public comments since the University of Colorado began a review that could lead to his dismissal.
Meanwhile, Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., and Eastern Washington University canceled plans for Churchill to speak on campus, citing public safety concerns. Stephen Jordan, president of Eastern Washington University, declined Friday to say whether specific threats had been made.
Churchill defended the essay in which he compared those killed in the Sept. 11 attack to "little Eichmanns," a reference to Adolf Eichmann, who organized Nazi plans to exterminate European Jews. He said the victims were akin to U.S. military operations' collateral damage or innocent civilians mistakenly killed by soldiers.
"I don't know if the people of 9-11 specifically wanted to kill everybody that was killed," he told Zahn. "It was just worth it to them in order to do whatever it was they decided it was necessary to do that bystanders be killed. And that essentially is the same mentality, the same rubric."
In an interview published Saturday in the Rocky Mountain News, Churchill added, "This was a gut response opinion speech written in about four hours. It's not completely reasoned and thought through."
Churchill said his speech had been misinterpreted. "I never called for the deaths of millions of Americans," he said.
Early editions of the Sunday Denver Post reported Churchill gave another magazine interview in which he was asked about the effectiveness of protests of U.S. policies and the Iraq (news - web sites) war, and responded: "One of the things I've suggested is that it may be that more 9/11s are necessary."
The interview prompted Gov. Bill Owens to renew his call for Churchill's firing.
"It's amazing that the more we look at Ward Churchill, the more outrageous, treasonous statements we hear from Churchill," Owens said.
The furor over Churchill's essay erupted last month after he was invited to speak at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. The speech was later canceled.
Churchill, who recently resigned as chairman of the ethnic studies department but remains a tenured professor, said he would sue if he were dismissed.
It's amazing that the more we look at Ward Churchill, the more outrageous, treasonous statements we hear from Churchill," Owens said. "Churchill has clearly called for violence against the state, and no country is required to subsidize its own destruction. That's what we're doing with Ward Churchill."
In the question-and-answer interview, Churchill is asked what should happen to America. "I want the state gone: Transform the situation to U.S. out of North America. U.S. off the planet. Out of existence altogether."
Another question: What are the solutions to U.S. misdeeds? Churchill answers in the interview: "One of the things I've suggested is that it may be that more 9/11's are necessary."
Good, good. There must be attorneys willing to take on a ham sandwich as a client.
Too bad Ramsey Clarke is busy defending Saddam Hussein.
I truly hate and despise the left.
The more outrageous statements he makes, the more the leftists will love him.
The only reason he's in deep $#!% now is because he is a white guy who pretended to be a native American.
I'm not one who just calls a liberal professor stupid because he's liberal, but look at this guy's twisted logic. He is rationalizing why it's OK to kill innocents--there is no way around that. How proud the Left must be! DU must be overflowing with much love for this dude.
No, you don't.
You owe a career, and a deportation.
Really Professor? I must say, firing is hardly the appropriate response. If we hadn't become such a bunch of limp wristed sissies, we'd recognize that we already have the appropriate, perfectly legal response:
"18 USC 2381. Treason
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States."
This guy is still a professor? The university should fire him immediately and damn the consequences. The legal fees would be worth it, to make a statement that this man is crying "Fire" in a crowded theater.
To Hell with any apology from this leach and fraud. Who cares? I would just like to see him go away to the obscurity he so richly earned and deserves.
I doubt that many of them will be found reading books like this (although I am thinking about sending a copy to a BIL, naaw, he'll never read it):
I saw Gov. Owens on Fox last night and from his comments I got the impression that they (Colo officials) are getting ready to can him--they just want to minimize the potential liability. John Gibson had two of the guy's students on Friday night during O'Reilly. They had been indoctrinated to the point that they could not put together a logical argument as to why they thought this fraud ought to be retained. It was really pathetic.
I found a link to his actual essay. It's much worse, than the way the articles present it. He wrote this shortly after the 9-11 attacks and is going all out defending the terrorists, and claiming they were fully justified to attack us.
"Some People Push Back"
On the Justice of Roosting Chickens
By Ward Churchill
"Of the men who came, there are a few things demanding to be said in the face of the unending torrent of disinformational drivel unleashed by George Junior and the corporate "news" media immediately following their successful operation on September 11.
A good case could be made that the war in which they were combatants has been waged more-or-less continuously by the "Christian West" now proudly emblematized by the United States against the "Islamic East" since the time of the First Crusade, about 1,000 years ago. More recently, one could argue that the war began when Lyndon Johnson first lent significant support to Israel's dispossession/displacement of Palestinians during the 1960s, or when George the Elder ordered "Desert Shield" in 1990, or at any of several points in between.
It is really worth going and reading, or at least scanning the essay, to get the full flavor of how he is going on and on, blaming America and defending the terrorists.
It`s true. The left get away with this kind of crap day in and day out, but the second a guy from the right says something slightly offensive, we never hear the end of it.. Remember Professor Nicholas DeGenova from Columbia University? He said Jews have no claim to the holocaust, said he wished for a million mogidishus for our troops and called our troops pathetic. No suspension or anything and to this day he still has his job.
Not only does he deserve to be fired, but fire the people who hired him in the first place. Rot at the core spreads outward.
Mind you, the same morons we see on that campus, with their stupid "first amendment" signs, supporting Churchill, are most likely the same ones who do not want military recruiters allowed onto the campus.
You are so Right!
I agree... lets drop him into obscurity... say from 20, 000 feet?!
Why don`t they fire him for just making pretend he`s a Native American? If some white guy went around seriously telling everyone he was black, isn`t that grounds enough to call for a psychiatric examination and a forced leave of absence at the very least? The guy is insane and is unfit for teaching.
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