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  • The strange tales of Paul Mirecki

    12/14/2005 11:27:38 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 582+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 14, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    Paul Mirecki­the Kansas University religious studies professor who derided Christian fundamentalists as "fundies"­is a strange man with strange tales of alleged persecution. Contrary to his knee-jerk defenders on the Left, it is not bigoted, hateful, or intolerant for me to scrutinize his story. It's rational.
  • Professor resigns after controversial class canceled [Did Mirecki have bruises or not?]

    12/08/2005 7:04:00 AM PST · by johnnyb_61820 · 10 replies · 1,146+ views
    The University Daily Kansan ^ | December 8, 2005 | Katie Lohrenz
    Rausch said she last saw Mirecki at the religious studies department’s monthly faculty meeting on Monday and noticed “big swollen spots” on his face. “It transformed his face,” she said. Jesse Plous, New York senior, and Tiffany Jeffers, Shawnee senior, are enrolled in Mirecki’s Dead Sea Scrolls class. They said they didn’t notice bruises or scratches when they met for class at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Lindsay Mayer, Holbrook, Ariz., junior, another student in the class, said she might have seen a small bruise on the side of his face, but said injuries weren’t extremely noticeable.
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO PAUL MIRECKI? (Phony Hate Crime Alert)

    12/08/2005 8:26:48 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 204 replies · 5,267+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 7, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    Kansas University's Paul Mirecki, the controversial religious studies professor whose planned course on creationism and intelligent design was canceled after he derided Christian conservatives as "fundies," was allegedly beaten on Monday morning by two unidentified white men who he claims targeted him for his views. The Lawrence Journal World reported: Douglas County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the reported beating of a Kansas University professor who gained recent notoriety for his Internet tirades against Christian fundamentalists. Kansas University religious studies professor Paul Mirecki reported he was beaten by two men about 6:40 a.m. today on a roadside in rural Douglas County....
  • Officers clarify Mirecki attack details

    12/07/2005 7:09:48 PM PST · by johnnyb_61820 · 22 replies · 869+ views
    The University Daily Kansan ^ | December 7, 2005 | Steve Lynn and Gaby Souza
    The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office initially labeled the attack on Professor Paul Mirecki a hate crime. But the office removed the title today, calling the labeling a mistake. Lt. Kari Wempe said that the error occurred Monday morning when the attack was reported. Officers wrongly transmitted the information over the police radio, she said. It is not classified as an aggravated battery. Capt. Schuyler Bailey of the KU Public Safety Office said the office met with Mirecki yesterday and told him to give them a call if anything happened on campus. The safety office is not involved in the investigation...
  • Mirecki mum on details of beating

    12/07/2005 6:50:29 AM PST · by johnnyb_61820 · 89 replies · 5,011+ views
    Lawrence Journal-World ^ | December 7, 2005 | Eric Weslander
    Key facts about the reported attack remained unclear Tuesday, including exactly where it happened. A report released by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said the location was “unknown” and listed it as south of 31st Street on either East 1400 Road or East 1500 Road. Louisiana Street turns into East 1400 Road outside the city limits. Haskell Avenue becomes East 1500 Road. Also, there was conflicting information about whether Mirecki reported it at the scene or at the hospital. In an interview Monday with the Journal-World, he said he called police from the side of the road, but sheriff’s officials...
  • Professor beaten; attackers cite KU creationism class

    12/06/2005 3:01:46 PM PST · by billorites · 88 replies · 1,869+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | December 6, 2005 | Associated Press
    A professor whose planned course on creationism and intelligent design was canceled after he sent e-mails deriding Christian conservatives was hospitalized Monday after what appeared to be a roadside beating. University of Kansas religious studies professor Paul Mirecki said that the two men who beat him made references to the class that was to be offered for the first time this spring. Originally called "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies," the course was canceled last week at Mirecki's request. The class was added after the Kansas State Board of Education decided to include more criticism...
  • Kan. Professor Attacked Along Rural Road (had planned course as "nice slap in their big fat face"

    12/06/2005 12:59:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 103 replies · 9,451+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 6, 2005 | AP
    LAWRENCE, Kan. — A college professor whose planned course on creationism and intelligent design was canceled after he derided Christian conservatives said he was beaten by two men along a rural road early Monday. University of Kansas religious studies professor Paul Mirecki said the men referred to the class when they beat him on the head, shoulders and back with their fists, and possibly a metal object, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. "I didn't know them," Mirecki said of his assailants, "but I'm sure they knew me." Messages left by the Associated Press on Mirecki's cell phone were not immediately returned....
  • Mirecki hospitalized after beating (KU Relig. prof. who mocked religion)

    12/05/2005 8:13:08 PM PST · by Will_Zurmacht · 758 replies · 37,798+ views
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 12/05/05 | Ron Knox
    Mirecki hospitalized after beating By Ron Knox, Eric Weslander (Contact) Originally published 05:37 p.m., December 5, 2005 Updated 06:31 p.m., December 5, 2005 Douglas County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the reported beating of a Kansas University professor who gained recent notoriety for his Internet tirades against Christian fundamentalists. Kansas University religious studies professor Paul Mirecki reported he was beaten by two men about 6:40 a.m. today on a roadside in rural Douglas County. In a series of interviews late this afternoon, Mirecki said the men who beat him were making references to the controversy that has propelled him into the...