Thoughtcrime in America

Dear Mark,

A request to pass this on to your list(s). What opinion will be deemed too controversial to discuss next?

Thanks,
Allan Giles.

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http://www.gnn.tv/B16396

Another Teacher Under Fire for 9/11 Opinion.

http://tinyurl.com/kv7mp

Wis. lawmaker wants lecturer fired for 9-11 conspiracy views

Thursday June 29, 2006

MADISON, Wis. (AP) A state lawmaker is calling on the University
of Wisconsin-Madison to fire a part-time instructor who has spoken
out on his beliefs that figures in the U.S. government, not al-Qaida,
were behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Kevin Barrett is scheduled to teach a class in the fall in the
UW-Madison Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia, UW-Madison
Provost Patrick Farrell confirmed in a statement Thursday.

But Farrell said Barrett’s comments on a Milwaukee radio talk
show “raised some legitimate concerns about the content and quality
of instruction in his planned fall course, ‘Islam: Religion and
Culture.'”

During his appearance Wednesday night on Jessica McBride’s show
on WTMJ, Barrett disputed most of the widely accepted information
about the attacks that brought down the World Trade Center in New
York City when airliners were flown into the twin towers.

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This marks the second time in as many months that an academic has
come under fire for opinions expressed outside of the classroom
regarding the events of 9/11.

Last month Tom Mustric, a substitute teacher in Ohio was on the hot
plate for his opinions expressed outside of a classroom setting. A
complaint was made trying to conflate his opinion with his teaching
content.

It looks like the same thing is happening here.

Here is Rep. Nass’ contact page.
http://www.legis.state.wi.us/assembly/asm31/asm31.html

Here is more information about Tom Mustric.
http://tinyurl.com/qexyx

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