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Dangerous Professor Invites Dangerous Dictator

One of David Horowitz’s "most dangerous professors" brings one of the world’s most dangerous minds to campus.

Columbia University’s Lisa Anderson, dean of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), co-sponsored an event on campus last week where Libyan dictator Mu’ammar al-Qaddafi shared his views of democracy via teleconference.

According to a school press release the two-day "academic conference" included U.S. and Libyan scholars and examined prospects for Democracy.

Fact Check: Qaddafi is a dictator whose country is one of six states that sponsor terrorism according to the U.S. State Department.

But, Columbia didn’t let that little fact get in the way of its democracy conference. In fact, it welcomed Qaddafi’s perspective on the subject, and boy did he deliver.

According to the Star Online, Qaddafi flaunted, "Libya’s political system as superior to ‘farcical’ and ‘fake’ parliamentary and representative democracies in the West.." and said "There is no state with a democracy except Libya on the whole planet."

And while we’re living in this fantasy world, here are a few more random statements that hold just as much merit as Mr. Qaddafi’s comments on democracy:

  • 9/11 was an elaborate conspiracy orchestrated by the Bush administration.
  • The Titanic is docked in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
  • Saddam Hussein is the world’s foremost humanitarian.
  • Hillary Clinton really just wants to be a house wife.
  • The Earth is flat.

All of these statements are on par with Qaddafi’s comment, "There is no state with a democracy except Libya on the whole planet."

Human Events U has been in contact with Chris Kulawik, president of the Columbia College Conservatives. He is outraged that the school gives credence to a man like Qaddafi.

"This is a man with a hand in the murder of all those aboard the Lockerbie flight, a purported bankroller for Black September and a Hamas supporter among other infamous deeds. Libya is on the same short list as Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria; …If Columbia is so susceptible as to host this farce, what’s next? Is Castro to speak on the right of dissidents? The Mullahs on religious tolerance? The Chinese Premier on free speech in Tibet? Sadly, you just don’t know."

Bottom line: Here’s one of "America’s most dangerous professors" welcoming one of the world’s most dangerous dictators into the land of academia.

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Mr. Flickinger is the "dean" of Human Events U and founder of the Network of Campus Conservatives. He is a native of Pittsburgh, who graduated from Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism with specializations in political science and economics.

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