Monday, September 24, 2007

Yom Kippur at Columbia

Yom Kippur at Columbia
New York Sun Editorial

Jewish students at Columbia who went to their computers after breaking the fast for Yom Kippur were met Saturday evening with a link on the Drudge Report to an interview with the dean of the School of International and Public Affairs saying that he'd have been happy to welcome Hitler to the campus.

The interview, aired on Fox News, was with John Coatsworth. He is seen in the Day of Atonement broadcast chuckling like a veritable Mearsheimer or Walt. Could he be oblivious to the impact his words were going to have in a Jewish community already on notice that its sensibilities were of little rank to either the president or the faculty of the university?

Columbia, it seems, is bound and determined to honor the president of Iran and provide him with a platform to agitate against our country, and Israel, in midst of a war in which our GIs are facing Iranian backed forces on the field of battle.

Dean Coatsworth seems to be laboring under the illusion that had Columbia actually hosted Hitler in the late 1930s, World War II and the war against the Jews might have been prevented. The dean appears to be ignorant of history.

The archives of the New York Times disclose that in December 1933, Columbia's president, Nicholas Butler, extended an invitation to Hitler's ambassador, Hans Luther.

A protest was made by the Social Problems Club, which, according to the report in the Times, said: "Inviting the Nazi envoy to lecture on the foreign policy of his government and giving him an official reception means not only failing in our duty to oppose the Nazi onslaught on culture and in our duty to defend our German colleague but signifies, if not an open endorsement of the Nazi actions, at least placing their principles on the same level with other viewpoints."



Anonymous bobcat said...

Good morning, Donal. These people are consciences-less. How on earth can they feature this madman?

Thanks for your etire series on this - YOU GO, GIRL!

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I no longer see CU as an American institute of high learning but as a madrrassa, low eneough for a raoch to crawl in.


11:06 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Hang onto your hats ladies and gentlemen, Bollinger lambasted and criticised ahmadinnerjacket, who was booed by students! HAH! Some common sense snuck in! Praise be to G*D!,2933,297823,00.html


3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Let us always be surprised that way.


6:04 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

God Bless America! Sense DID prevail, then! If you're gonna have the SOB at Columbia, at least blast him! Good for Bolly!

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Catfleas said...

Guess Ahdumbijad got a taste of what America is all about. It's called free-speech.

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that Bollinger did this to save his life...He was attacked from all sides and all directions and could have lost his job if he did not do what he did.

You know , one of those moments that can change a perosn's life...

I hope that the U of C will now become a normal school , not titling to the left to a degree that it was in danger of toppling over.


8:34 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

About him losing his job--I wouldn't be surprised if that's why he did it. Let's see what happens now...

10:59 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Most likely reason he did! But he could have gone the other way and blustered his way through the opposition...I guess all the alumni made sure he knew the school wouldn't get a penny more from them if he continued to play the good dhimmi! So good for the alumni! I guess what happened at William and Mary was an object lesson.
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!


3:57 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Yes--did W & M ever get their cross back?

5:24 AM  

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