Wednesday, April 27, 2005

NC Wesleyan's Ward Churchill

"The classroom where North Carolina Wesleyan College's only political science professor is teaching a course titled '9-11; The Road to Tyranny' has become the latest battlefront in the ongoing campus culture war...

One text required in Christensen's 9/11 course holds that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States were orchestrated and carried out by U.S. government elites. The course teaches that the official story about Sept. 11 is the result of "government involvement in the coverup."

The attacks were used by neo-conservatives in the Bush administration, acting on behalf of pro-Israel Zionists, as "a catalyst for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the attack on civil liberties in the United States," according to the course's syllabus.

"I teach the truth about 9/11 in all of my courses," said Christensen, who also teaches classes on research methods and the American political system.

In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, Christensen -- a tenured professor with 15 years at N.C. Wesleyan -- defended her course.

"This is a war by the extreme right wing motivated by the Zionists to quash academic freedom on campus," she said.

Students will "never find anything that resembles the truth about 9/11 or the war in Iraq from the mainstream media," she added.

Christensen urged an interviewer to investigate how many Iraqis have been killed since the U.S. invasion two years ago, whether several of the suicide hijackers on 9/11 have since been spotted alive, and whether Israel is planning targeted killings of opponents in the United States.

"That's a hell of a lot more interesting than my (expletive) Web site," she said.
unbelievable. Google it if you want her web site, no help from me for another wacko "educator." NC Wesleyan is near Raleigh, NC, a United Methodist school I think and until now I thought was a decent small school.

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