Today's students are being brainwashed by the left to sympathize with the terrorists behind the 9/11 attacks, Paul Sperry, a visiting media fellow at the Hoover Institution, argues in a New York Post
column published Friday.
"Their America-hating leftist professors are systematically indoctrinating them into believing it's all our fault, that the U.S. deserved punishment for 'imperialism,''' Sperry says.
"And the kids are too young to remember or understand what really happened that horrific day."
Sperry says that 9/11 reading lists on campuses across the country often focus on books written from the viewpoint of Islamic extremists and not the victims.
And he points to a 9/11 seminar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where, he says, Professor Neel Ahuja paints al-Qaida operatives as the victims and calls the torture of one suspect "simply one more example of the necropower of US imperialism, the power to coerce and kill targeted population."
New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser, in a column published Friday, says in the weeks following the downing of the Twin Towers, Americans were determined to defeat the forces of evil that hit us, and hit us hard."
Now, she says, "We have transformed into a fractured society, paralyzed by leftist propaganda and lock-step political correctness.
"Many Americans … are being bullied into submission or brainwashed into believing that our enemies are nothing more than misunderstood souls, justified in mass slaughter because of this nation's imperialist policies."
That includes the questionable shooting deaths of unarmed African-American men being used to change police into "the enemy."
Peyser bristles at the suspension of former Major League pitcher Curt Schilling from ESPN for retweeting a message, ""ONLY 5-10% OF MUSLIMS ARE EXTREMISTS. IN 1940, ONLY 7% OF GERMANS WERE NAZIS. HOW'D THAT GO?'' along with a picture of Adolf Hitler and his own words, "The math is staggering when you get the true #s.''
"He quickly pulled down the tweet, removed the post from his Facebook page and apologized. But he'd already violated the concrete rule against criticizing — pretty much any group," Peyser writes.
"Schilling then complained in an e-mail he sent to a writer about negative coverage on a sports Web site, which gave ESPN an excuse to kick him to the curb through October. Mind you, Schilling went off not on all Muslims, but on the minority who are extremists.
"Last time I checked, it was permissible to express hate and fear against savages such as the 9/11 attackers. I guess I'm still living in 2001."
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