Many are surprised that Columbia has invited the rouge Holocaust denying President of Iran who has pledged to wipe Israel off the map. I am more surprised that they did not offer him a job as a Professor. This is not outlandish in that the school's Middle Eastern Studies Department allready is home to the typical generic anti-Israel pseudoscholars with a record of harassing students who disagree. In fairness none of the Professors at the criticised MELAC department has been on record denying the Holocaust.
I am in favor of free speech even for this clown. It would be nice if the goons at Columbia would allow David Horowitz or Daniel Pipes to practice their first amendment rights without similar hassles. It would even be better if the University invited Pipes to ask questions to this utopian nut.
President Bollinger has been on record stating he will personally question the Iranian leaders comments on the Holocaust and wiping Israel off the map. Sadly questions about the persecution of Bhai, a legal system that kills gays and midevil dress codes are unlikely to appear.
I wonder if a Bhai asking about persecution of his coreligionists might end up tasered.