Monday, February 27, 2006

 

Former Taliban Spokesman Enrolled At Yale

Giving our enemies more than just a second chance

Astonished by this, John Fund wonders:
I don't believe Mr. Rahmatullah had direct knowledge of the 9/11 plot, and I don't think he has ever killed anyone. I can appreciate that he is trying to rebuild his life. But he willingly and cheerfully served an evil regime in a manner that would have made Goebbels proud. That he was 22 at the time is little of an excuse. There are many poor, bright students--American and foreign alike--who would jump at the opportunity to attend Yale. Why should Mr. Rahmatullah go to the line ahead of all of them? That's a question Yale alumni should ask when their alma mater comes looking for contributions.

President Bush, who already has a well-known disdain for Yale elitism from his student days there, may also have some questions. In the wake of his being blindsided by his own administration over the Dubai port deal, he should be interested in finding out exactly who at the State Department approved Mr. Rahmatullah's application for a student visa.
Good questions.

Rahmatullah admits he's fortunate to be free and taking courses such as Terrorism-Past, Present and Future at Yale rather than being held at Guantanamo Bay. Given his (former?) colleagues penchant for returning to the battlefield to fight against us, it seems incredibly foolish, if not suicidal, to allow him to enroll in any American university, much less an elite one. Yale should be ashamed of itself. We need to know who decided this guy was worth the risk and why.

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