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  • Ron Paul: Nevada Standoff a Symptom of Increasing Authoritarianism

    04/21/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    RON PAUL INSTITUTE ^ | 04/21/2014 | Ron Paul
    The nation’s attention has for the past few weeks been riveted by a standoff in Nevada between armed federal agents and the Bundys, a ranching family who believe the federal government is exceeding its authority by assessing “fees” against ranchers who graze cattle on government lands. Outrage over the government's use of armed agents to forcibly remove the Bundys’ cattle led many Americans to travel to Nevada to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience in support of the family. The protests seem to have worked, at least for now, as the government appears to have backed off from direct confrontation. Sadly,...
  • Putin says oil wars with Russia will make West bleed

    04/17/2014 7:34:50 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 20 replies
    Opportunities for the West to hurt the Russian economy are limited, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Europe cannot stop buying Russian gas without inflicting pain on itself, and if the US tries to lower oil prices, the dollar will suffer. If the West tries to damage Russia’s influence in the world energy market, efforts will likely backfire, the Russian President said during his twelfth annual televised question and answer session. To really influence the world oil market a country would need to increase production and cut prices, which currently only Saudi Arabia could afford, Putin said. The president added he...
  • Ron Paul group to defy IRS [IRS demands Ron Paul's list of donors]

    04/15/2014 4:18:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 15, 2014 | BY JOEL GEHRKE
    Ron Paul's nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service's demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so. "There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty," Megan Stiles, the communications director at Campaign for Liberty, told the Washington Examiner in an email on Tuesday. "We believe the First Amendment is on our side as evidenced by cases such as NAACP v. Alabama and International Union UAW v. National Right to Work. Many 501(c)(4) organizations protect the privacy of...
  • Ron Paul warns that Bundy ranch standoff isn’t over just yet

    04/15/2014 10:34:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    RT ^ | April 15, 2014
    A heated land dispute between the federal government and a Nevada cattle rancher subsided over the weekend, but longtime lawmaker and former presidential hopeful Ron Paul says tensions might soon worsen once again. An armed standoff between Cliven Bundy and the United States Bureau of Land Management ended on Saturday with the federal agency agreeing to release around 400 head of cattle it had seized from the Clark County, Nevada rancher. The bureau said Bundy owed roughly $1 million to the government because for the last two decades he failed to pay a fee for letting his cattle graze on...
  • UN agency's choices to replace Richard Falk at Palestinian post accused of anti-Semitism

    04/09/2014 8:15:16 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 08, 2014
    Under pressure from Arab nations, the United Nations Human Rights Council has rejected a U.S.-backed choice to replace its outgoing point man on Palestine, and is now eyeing two candidates who share a long history of alleged anti-Israel bias. The current front-runner to replace Richard Falk, a 9/11 truther who once praised Ayatollah Khomeinei and was reliably anti-Israel while serving as the council's special rapporteur on Palestinian rights, is Christine Chinkin, a law professor at the London School of Economics. Chinkin authored the Goldstone report, an infamous UN study on the Gaza conflict that was repudiated by Israel. A dark...
  • Rand Paul’s Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party Is Getting More Hostile

    04/10/2014 9:52:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, I come in peace.Until very recently, Rand Paul’s project of insinuating himself comfortably within the Republican Party, and positioning himself as a plausible presidential nominee, had gone along with remarkable ease. Yes, the author of his campaign book turned out to be an unreconstructed neo-Confederate. That was a speed bump. (Who among us has not entrusted the explication of his worldview to a man who has cheered on the assassination of President Lincoln?) Paul had staged a masterful piece of political theater with his marathon Senate speech denouncing the Obama administration’s drone policy. He has assembled a top-tier campaign...
  • Here's A Factory Where Those Iconic Guy Fawkes Masks That So Many Protesters Wear Are Manufactured

    11/05/2013 1:30:15 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 2, 2013 | Michael Kelly
    "The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny — and I'm happy with people using it, it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way," British graphic novel artist David Lloyd, the man who created the original image of the mask for a comic strip written by Alan Moore, told BBC. At the top of Reddit today is somewhat ironic image of this icon of rebellion being mass-produced in a factory in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro. Reuters notes that the masks are...
  • Ann Coulter: "I Would Prefer Ron Paul as President to Newt Gingrich"

    12/20/2011 10:26:06 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 73 replies
    Youtube ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2011
    'I am thrilled that Ron Paul is catching up to Newt in Iowa' I have no idea why someone would say this : The Video
  • 'Socially Liberal, Economically Conservative' Is So Over

    04/08/2014 2:28:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    The genius of teaching the educated professional class to be “socially liberal, economically conservative” for the last 20 years was that the economically conservative part came for free during the Great Boom from 1983-2007.  When the economy looked good forever and everyone's 401(k) was increasing, the professional class could easily be persuaded to look down on -- and actually fear! -- the bigoted Religious Right and vote for Democrats. Candidate Obama's remark about bitter clingers captured the meme perfectly. But now that gay marriage is a fact and the junior inquisitors from the gay Holy Office have shifted from the...
  • American Commentator: Israel Behind Malaysian Plane Mystery (Kevin Barrett)

    04/03/2014 10:55:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 4/4/2014, 6:12 AM | Elad Benari
    An American commentator who appeared on state-owned Iranian Press TV suggested that Israel was responsible for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing on March 8. The comments by the commentator, Dr. Kevin Barrett, were made during an interview which aired on March 30. They were posted to YouTube by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). […] “Obviously there was some kind of a set-up to try to blame this on Iran,” he continued. “Precisely what that is we don’t know, but the Israelis have been using their assets, including the head of El-Al security, who...
  • 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist to Run for Congress (WI)

    05/13/2008 6:38:38 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies · 136+ views
    NewsTalk 1310 AM ^ | May 9, 2008 | Staff Writer @ AP
    A former University of Wisconsin-Madison lecturer who taught that the U.S. government was behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is running for Congress. Kevin Barrett says he will officially announce his challenge to Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind on Monday. Barrett says he will make the announcement before a Kind town hall meeting and then ask the congressman "some pointed questions." Barrett says he is running as a Libertarian and will be calling for an investigation into the terrorist attacks. He calls the official version of what happened a "load of hooey."Barrett is also urging voters to throw all Democrats...
  • Historic Libertarian Congressional Primary

    08/18/2008 11:13:17 AM PDT · by mukraker · 6 replies · 373+ views ^ | August 18, 2008 | Kerry Thomas
    History will be made September 9 in Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District, as two Libertarian candidates square off in the first Libertarian Congressional primary in the party’s history. Ben Olson III and Kevin Barrett are vying to become the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin’s candidate in this Congressional race. The winner will face Democrat incumbent Congressman Ron Kind and Republican challenger Paul Stark in November. Olson, from Wisconsin Dells, works as a builder, sawyer and bartender. He is running on the limited government and personal responsibility platform endorsed by the national Libertarian Party. Barrett, from Lone Rock, is a leader in the...
  • Colmes 'Agnostic' as to Whether Bush Brought Down WTC?

    07/12/2006 8:09:50 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 131 replies · 3,544+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein July 12, 2006 Are you like me? Have you assumed that Alan Colmes is an essentially harmless, if misguided, liberal? If so, we might all have to rethink things in light of his apparent statement on tonight's Hannity & Colmes that he is 'agnostic' as to who is responsible for the destruction of the World Trade Center. H&C had wanted to have on as its guest University of Wisconsin instructor Kevin Barrett, who claims that the Bush administration orchestrated the 9/11 attacks and used controlled explosions to bring down the WTC towers. Barrett is apparently laying low...
  • The enemy within -- and it's not who you think (David Warren nails Islamofascism's 5th column)

    09/13/2006 8:43:18 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 94 replies · 3,406+ views
    Ottawa Citizen - Canada ^ | September 13, 2006 | David Warren
    The enemy within -- and it's not who you think Ottawa Citizen September 13, 2006 COMMENTARY: DAVID WARREN Listening to President Bush speak, on Monday's anniversary of 9/11, after a day of distastefully sentimental memorials, my question was not what have we achieved in the last five years, but rather, what have we learned? Bush and Blair -- the captain and vice-captain of Team West in the war against "the terrorists" so far -- are both now in the twilight of their political careers. Both have recently broken with habitual discretion, and made attempts to name the enemy. This...
  • Popular Mechanics Takes On 9/11 Conspiracy Nutjobs! (VIDEO)

    09/13/2006 8:29:02 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 45 replies · 2,090+ views
    INSTAPUNDIT ^ | 9/13/06
    JIM MEIGS AND DAVID DUNBAR OF POPULAR MECHANICS appeared on PBS to debate the Loose Change folks regarding 9/11 conspiracy theories. You can see the Video HERE
  • 9/11: Debunking The Myths (March 2005)

    07/12/2006 2:09:00 PM PDT · by Jean S · 21 replies · 3,388+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 2005
    <p>PM examines the evidence and consults the experts to refute the most persistent conspiracy theories of September 11.</p>
  • ‘Boston Bombers’ Tsarnaev brothers: Where the dots won't connect

    05/03/2013 7:07:48 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 41 replies
    Russia today ^ | 4/21 | Russia Today
    "One thing remains unclear though – how the young man could walk out of the boat he was hiding in already with a throat wound that he was later almost dying from."
  • University refuses Christian groups. Insists non-believers must be allowed in leadership

    08/09/2006 6:32:00 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 15 replies · 899+ views ^ | August 9, 2006
    University of Wisconsin officials are being warned their refusal to recognize Christian student groups is illegal. In recent weeks, the University of Wisconsin-Superior has denied recognition of the school's InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has derecognized the Knights of Columbus. The officials allege the groups violate school's "anti-discrimination policy" by not allowing non-Christians to serve in leadership positions, according to the Arizona-based public-interest legal group Alliance Defense Fund, which notes non-recognized groups are denied access to campus facilities and student funding. "Christian student groups shouldn't be treated differently from other student organizations," said ADF Senior Legal Counsel...
  • Fury as academics claim 9/11 was 'inside job'

    09/06/2006 7:45:51 AM PDT · by Vasilli22 · 197 replies · 3,883+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/5/2006 | Jaya Narain
    Fury as academics claim 9/11 was 'inside job' by JAYA NARAIN The 9/11 terrorist attack on America which left almost 3,000 people dead was an "inside job", according to a group of leading academics. Around 75 top professors and leading scientists believe the attacks were puppeteered by war mongers in the White House to justify the invasion and the occupation of oil-rich Arab countries. The claims have caused outrage and anger in the US which marks the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Monday. But leading scientists say the facts of their investigations cannot be ignored and say they...
  • University of Wisconsin ignores the law, refuses to recognize Christian student organizations

    08/15/2006 1:01:42 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 336+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund ^ | Monday, August 07, 2006, 5:15 PM (MST) | ADF Media Relations
    University of Wisconsin ignores the law, refuses to recognize Christian student organizations ADF attorney calls university officials to account for discriminatory actions Monday, August 07, 2006, 5:15 PM (MST) ADF Media Relations | 480-444-0020 MADISON, Wis. — The director of the Alliance Defense Fund’s Center for Academic Freedom sent a letter to University of Wisconsin officials today warning them about the illegality of their continued de-recognition of Christian student groups. "Christian student groups shouldn’t be treated differently from other student organizations,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel David French, who wrote the letter. “The University of Wisconsin has decided to force...
  • Useful idiot professors: campus cheerleaders for America’s enemies

    01/27/2009 5:28:27 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 7 replies · 544+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | Jan. 27, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The western media wants to portray the Islamist terrorists as legitimate victims who need only a voice, the media’s voice, to explain away their crimes and win widespread western support. Nevertheless, terrorists who want to kill or enslave us already have a legion of useful idiots professors on our college campuses. Here are some of these contemptible beings speaking about their terrorist heroes. John Esposito, Georgetown University on convicted terror conspirator Sami Al-Arian ” a proud….. man of conscience with a strong commitment to peace and social justice.” Natana DeLong-Bas, Boston College “I do not find any evidence that makes...
  • Uncle Ruslan Tsarni’s Organization May Have Funded Terrorists

    05/04/2013 5:34:05 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 11 replies
    foreign Policy Journal ^ | 5.3 | Joe Giambrone
    Why isn’t the Boston bombing suspects’ uncle Ruslan Tsarnaev/Tsarni considered a “person of interest” by the FBI? Or, heavens forbid, a “suspect” in the Boston Marathon bombing plot? Is it because of his work with State Department and CIA connected USAID around the Caucasus region? Is it because he was formerly married to the daughter of a very high-ranking CIA official? Is it because this high-ranking CIA official, Graham E. Fuller, was deeply involved in “Islamic extremism,” for which he is a noted author and strategist? Or that Graham Fuller was CIA station chief in Kabul, Afghanistan? Could it be...
  • The Million Muslim March and Its Foreign Islamist Ties

    08/29/2013 7:36:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 29, 2013 | Ryan Mauro
    - FrontPage Magazine - - The Million Muslim March and Its Foreign Islamist TiesPosted By Ryan Mauro On August 29, 2013 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 8 Comments The 9/11 Truther organizers of the “Million American March Against Fear on 9/11,” formerly known as the “Million Muslim March,” aren’t keen on those who dig up their alliances with foreign Islamist groups like Viva Palestina in the U.K. and Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh. In a recent conference call, one of the organizers even attacked me as a “Nazi bulldog.”The American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) leads the “Million American...
  • Ed Thompson considers becoming Pro-9/11 Truth U.S. Presidential Candidate [If Paul doesn't]

    08/06/2007 4:17:12 PM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies · 767+ views
    Kevin Barrett Ed Thompson, the most successful Wisconsin third party candidate since Fighting Bob LaFollette and the Progressives, says he may run for president as a pro-9/11-truth candidate in 2008. Thompson discussed his potential run today on the Dynamic Duo radio show, LINK. If neither his brother Tommy Thompson nor fellow truth-seeker Ron Paul get the Republican nomination, Thompson said, "somebody will have to do it." Informed that Ron Paul had spoken out for a new 9/11 investigation, while cautioning that a change of administrations wouldn't solve the 9/11 problem overnight, Thompson said "Why not? Why wait for an investigation?"...
  • 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists Serve One Purpose

    09/27/2007 7:11:36 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 12 replies · 83+ views
    News By Us ^ | 09/09/2007 | Aaron Goldstein
    9/11 Conspiracy Theorists Serve One Purpose By Aaron Goldstein (09/09/07) With the re-emergence of Osama bin Laden on video after nearly three years, telling America to "embrace Islam" just days before the 6th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States, I am reminded of the 9/11 conspiracy theorists who believe it was an entity other than bin Laden and al Qaeda who are responsible for these acts of terrorism. Most of the 9/11 conspiracy theorists believe the Bush Administration was behind the attacks or permitted the attacks to occur. There are others who point the finger...
  • Sept. 11 conspiracy theories flourish

    08/07/2006 5:28:09 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 25 replies · 778+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 7, 2006 | Justin Pope (A.P.)
    Kevin Barrett believes the U.S government might have destroyed the World Trade Center. Steven Jones is researching what he calls evidence that the twin towers were brought down by explosives detonated inside them, not by hijacked airliners. These men aren't uneducated junk scientists: Barrett will teach a class on Islam at the University of Wisconsin this fall, over the protests of more than 60 state legislators. Jones is a tenured physicist at Brigham Young University whose mainstream academic job has made him a hero to conspiracy theorists. Five years after the terrorist attacks, a community that believes widely discredited ideas...
  • 9/11 conspiracy theorists thriving (LIB kookfest)

    08/06/2006 6:53:53 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 25 replies · 1,014+ views
    The AP via Yahoo! News ^ | August 6, 2006 | Justin Pope
    Kevin Barrett believes the U.S government might have destroyed the World Trade Center. Steven Jones is researching what he calls evidence that the twin towers were brought down by explosives detonated inside them, not by hijacked airliners. These men aren't uneducated junk scientists: Barrett will teach a class on Islam at the University of Wisconsin this fall, over the protests of more than 60 state legislators. Jones is a tenured physicist at Brigham Young University whose mainstream academic job has made him a hero to conspiracy theorists. Five years after the terrorist attacks, a community that believes widely discredited ideas...
  • Bin Laden tapes are as phony as Sept. 11's connection to Islam [from Ph.D. Islamologist and Arabist]

    02/14/2006 3:24:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 126 replies · 2,626+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 2-14-06 | Kevin Barrett
    As a Ph.D. Islamologist and Arabist I really hate to say this, but I'll say it anyway: 9/11 had nothing to do with Islam. The war on terror is as phony as the latest Osama bin Laden tape. It's a tough thing to admit because I know on which side my bread is buttered and dropping Islam from the 9/11 equation is dropping my slice of bread butter-side-down. The myth that 9/11 had something to do with Muslims has poured millions, if not billions, into Arabic and Islamic studies. I finished my Ph.D. last year, so all I have to...
  • 9/11 conspiracy theorists energized

    08/06/2006 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 84 replies · 2,012+ views ^ | 7 August 2006
    (AP) -- Kevin Barrett believes the U.S. government might have destroyed the World Trade Center. Steven Jones is researching what he calls evidence that the twin towers were brought down by explosives detonated inside them, not by hijacked airliners. These men aren't uneducated junk scientists: Barrett will teach a class on Islam at the University of Wisconsin this fall, over the protests of more than 60 state legislators. Jones is a tenured physicist at Brigham Young University whose mainstream academic job has made him a hero to conspiracy theorists. Five years after the terrorist attacks, a community that believes widely...
  • Conspiracy Theories 101 (and academic freedom, not what you might expect)

    07/22/2006 9:39:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 774+ views
    The Treacherous NY Times ^ | July 23, 2006 | STANLEY FISH
    KEVIN BARRETT, a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has now taken his place alongside Ward Churchill of the University of Colorado as a college teacher whose views on 9/11 have led politicians and ordinary citizens to demand that he be fired. Mr. Barrett, who has a one-semester contract to teach a course titled “Islam: Religion and Culture,” acknowledged on a radio talk show that he has shared with students his strong conviction that the destruction of the World Trade Center was an inside job perpetrated by the American government. The predictable uproar ensued, and the equally predictable...
  • Physics prof calls 9/11 conspiracist 'fruitcake'

    09/06/2006 6:54:01 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 35 replies · 1,328+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/06/2006
    Physics prof calls 9/11 conspiracist 'fruitcake' 'Since he can't evaluate the evidence presented, he shouldn't have an opinion' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: September 6, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 A University of Wisconsin professor who works with 9-11 conspiracist Kevin Barrett says he's a "fruitcake" who is too biased in favor of Islam to teach a class on the subject. Barrett, a Muslim convert, was recently cleared by the college to teach a course this fall titled, "Islam: Religion and Culture." Like many Muslims, he contends the 9-11 attacks were an "inside job" carried out by Bush administration officials and...
  • Government conspiracies actually easy to believe-don't believe a few, you're not paying attention.

    07/17/2006 4:04:27 PM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies · 841+ views
    Capital Times ^ | July 15, 2006 | Joel McNally
    If you don't believe at least a few wild-eyed government conspiracies, you're not paying attention. Anyone who believes "official explanations" of world events provided by the government gets stuck with having to swallow stuff like President John F. Kennedy being assassinated by a lone gunman using a single "magic bullet" that passed through the president to wound Texas Gov. John Connally in the back, chest, wrist and thigh before being recovered in pristine condition. My wife Kit and I were in Madrid on Sept. 11, 2001. That night, a few hours after a hotel clerk told us terrorists were attacking...
  • UW Instructor Who Blames U.S. for 9/11 Teaches First Class

    09/06/2006 6:55:00 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies · 446+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | September 5, 2006 | Colin Fly
    MADISON, WI (AP) -- A part-time instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison taught the first class of his course on Islam Tuesday after drawing intense scrutiny for his belief the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks. Days before the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, Kevin Barrett touched only briefly on them but told students the subject would be covered in discussions in early November during his twice-a-week course, "Islam: Religion and Culture." Barrett, castigated by some legislators after his views were publicized over the summer, used self-deprecating humor as he began the class, describing himself as an Irish...
  • UW (Wisconsin) instructor compares Bush to Hitler

    10/11/2006 4:02:05 PM PDT · by llevrok · 18 replies · 467+ views
    Associated Press (Via Orbusmax) ^ | 10/11/06 | CARRIE ANTLFINGER
    MILWAUKEE - A university instructor who came under scrutiny for arguing that the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks likens President Bush to Adolf Hitler in an essay his students are being required to buy for his course. The essay by Kevin Barrett, "Interpreting the Unspeakable: The Myth of 9/11," is part of a $20 book of essays by 15 authors, according to an unedited copy first obtained by WKOW-TV in Madison and later by The Associated Press. The book's title is "9/11 and American Empire: Muslims, Jews, and Christians Speak Out." It is on the syllabus for Barrett's...
  • Rosenbergs' Son Applauds University of WI, Madison (Yes, Julius & Ethel's Boy)

    07/12/2006 1:56:44 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies · 699+ views ^ | July 12, 2006 | Doug Moe
    IN TUESDAY'S newspaper, one of the voices in "Voice of the People" - the letters section - came from Michael Meeropol, who in 1973 earned a Ph.D. in economic history from UW-Madison. Meeropol, who today is chairman of the department of economics at Western New England College, wrote in defense of UW-Madison retaining instructor Kevin Barrett in the wake of Barrett's controversial views of the 9/11 attacks being publicized. "I do not agree with UW instructor Kevin Barrett's assertions about the 9/11 atrocity," Meeropol wrote. "However, I think it is crazy and counterproductive to attempt to have him fired. In...
  • (Gov) Doyle's Office Releases Letter from UW Instructor (WI's Ward Churchill)

    07/07/2006 5:33:44 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies · 611+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | July 7, 2006 | Ryan Foley
    MADISON, WI (AP) -- A University of Wisconsin instructor under fire for his views on the Sept. 11 attacks sent a sarcastic letter to Gov. Jim Doyle this week, a spokesman for the governor said Friday. Doyle's office has forwarded the July 5 letter from Kevin Barrett to UW-Madison Provost Patrick Farrell, who is reviewing whether Barrett should be allowed to teach a course on Islam this fall, said Doyle spokesman Matt Canter. "This further highlights the governor's concerns about whether somebody who is touting these outlandish views is fit to teach in the classroom," said Canter, who released a...

    10/07/2013 10:26:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10-7-2013 | Pamela Geller
    Muslim cleric: "If I were allowed to pray for a non-Muslim, I would have prayed for the soul of the Nazi leader, who barbecued [the Russians] and the Jews" MEMRI thanks to Robert Spencer "Islamophobia is the biggest threat to peace in the world today." -- U.S. "academic" Kevin Barrett in Iran's state-run PressTV "Saudi Cleric and Poet Muhammad Al-Farraj Lauds Hitler for "Barbecuing" Russians and Jews," from MEMRI, September 19: Following are excerpts from a poem recited by Saudi cleric Muhammad Al-Farraj, which aired on Shada TV (via the Internet) on September 19, 2013. Muhammad Al-Farraj: this is a...
  • If You've Ever Been Abducted By Space Aliens, Please Read This!

    07/16/2006 5:44:39 PM PDT · by Jean S · 92 replies · 2,220+ views
    620 WTMJ Radio ^ | FRIDAY, July 14, 2006, 9:31 a.m | Jeff Wagner
    Unfortunately, I saw this coming. It is the inevitable downside to Jessica McBride's outing of 9/11 crackpot Kevin Barrett and his enablers within the University of Wisconsin system. By definition, a true kook refuses to acknowledge that he (or she) is a kook. A kook's world view is that everybody else in the world is either uninformed, ignorant, a dupe of the government or just plain crazy. No amount of discussion will ever dissuade your true kook. True kooks also crave attention. I think this is because your true kook probably gets bored sitting around wearing a bed sheet talking...
  • Teacher's radical 9/11 views raise red flags

    08/18/2006 2:58:17 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 42 replies · 1,250+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 18, 2006 | Amanda Paulson
    According to Kevin Barrett, the US government planned and carried out the 9/11 attacks, the World Trade Center imploded due to explosives set up ahead of time in the buildings, Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone's plane crash was no accident, and Osama bin Laden has probably been dead since 2001. Mr. Barrett is not a radical anarchist or a teenager peddling conspiracy theories; he's a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Madison - a fact that has outraged some state politicians. The case has drawn national attention and provided grist for conservative talk-show hosts, while the university has been deluged with...
  • Provost review clears Barrett to teach class on Islam [U. Wisc. Hires 9/11 Conspiracy Whacko]

    07/10/2006 5:01:18 PM PDT · by Alouette · 26 replies · 792+ views
    Following a thorough review, University of Wisconsin-Madison Provost Patrick Farrell today announced that lecturer Kevin Barrett will teach, as scheduled, a class titled "Islam: Religion and Culture." Barrett's remarks regarding his theories on the events of Sept. 11 recently drew widespread attention and criticism. As a result, Farrell, along with Gary Sandefur, dean of the College of Letters and Science, and Ellen Rafferty, chair of the department of languages and cultures of Asia, met with Barrett. They reviewed his course syllabus and reading materials and examined his past teaching evaluations. "There is no question that Mr. Barrett holds personal opinions...
  • Wis. prof compares Bush to Hitler

    10/11/2006 6:11:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies · 1,747+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 11, 2006
    Wis. prof compares Bush to Hitler October 11, 2006 MILWAUKEE -- A University of Wisconsin instructor who has come under scrutiny for saying that the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks compares President Bush to Adolf Hitler in an essay that his students are being required to buy. The essay, ''Interpreting the Unspeakable: The Myth of 9/11,'' is part of a $20 book of essays, according to an unedited copy. The book is on the syllabus for the twice-a-week course, Islam: Religion and Culture, being taught by part-time instructor Kevin Barrett. Barrett is active in a group called Scholars...
  • Wisconsin's Ward Churchill? UW-Madison lecturer on Islam is leading 9/11 conspiracy theorist

    06/29/2006 1:26:49 PM PDT · by Jean S · 44 replies · 2,943+ views
    AM 620 WTMJ Newsradio ^ | 6/29/06 | Jessica McBride
    Wisconsin's Ward Churchill? UW-Madison lecturer on Islam is leading 9/11 conspiracy theorist who thinks the U.S. government blew up the Trade Center and wrote letter discussing Bush execution ++++++++++audio coming soon How is UW-Madison lecturer Kevin Barrett like Ward Churchill? Actually, he's not. He's whackier. Churchill believes the terrorists caused the World Trade Center attacks. He just thinks they were justified in some manner. And now the university where he has tenure in Colorado is trying to fire him. Remember how upset we all got about Churchill, who was just a prof from another state who was in town for...
  • The Iran Scam Continues, Part II

    01/26/2014 9:15:58 AM PST · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 26, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Through his "charm offensive," Iranian President Rouhani got a "deal" with the P5+1 negotiators to diminish and then eliminate sanctions without significantly reducing Iran's ability to develop nukes. Today, Press TV posted an article titled Zionists seek wars of aggression. Charmin Works!Press TV is a 24-hour English language news organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). Its headquarters are located in Tehran, Iran. . . . Press TV is state-funded[11] and is a division of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). The Press TV article purports to be an "approximate transcript" of an interview with "Kevin Barrett, editor with Veterans Today, Madison," Wisconsin, about Western threats...
  • Firing of UW lecturer urged for 9/11 comments [He blames CIA]

    07/03/2006 3:24:08 AM PDT · by aculeus · 36 replies · 1,476+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | June 30, 2006 | DANIELLE CORCORAN
    A state representative is calling for the immediate dismissal of a UW-Madison lecturer who said on a radio talk show Wednesday that U.S. government officials and the CIA orchestrated the attacks of Sept. 11. Rep. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, said Kevin Barrett should be barred from teaching an introductory course on Islam this fall because of remarks he made on a WTMJ-AM (620) show hosted by Jessica McBride. Barrett is co-founder of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth, a group of scholars, activists and religious leaders urging an investigation of the possibility of official complicity in Sept. 11. Among other things,...
  • UW-Instructor (Kevin) Barrett Pushes Woman's Deportation

    07/28/2006 8:17:50 AM PDT · by Jean S · 8 replies · 996+ views
    27 News ^ | 7/27/06
    <p>Controversial UW-Madison Instructor Kevin Barrett has attempted to have a Lithuanian immigrant deported from her Madison home.</p> <p>But federal officials told 27 News Jekaterina Bittar, 45, resides here legally.</p> <p>And a Dane County judge has labeled Barrett's repeated, unsubstantiated accusations of theft against Bittar as "rabid."</p>
  • Liberals who hurt own cause [ op-ed re UW Kevin Barrett ]

    07/22/2006 1:16:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies · 716+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 17, 2006 | Cathy Young
    The latest in the academic follies comes from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where the administration has cleared the way for an instructor to teach his belief that the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were plotted by the US government to create an excuse for war... Kevin Barrett, an instructor at the University of Wisconsin and the head of something called the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth, thinks otherwise. On the group's website, he claims there is "compelling evidence" that the attacks were planned by the United States. This fall, Barrett is...
  • UW's hiring of Kevin Barrett a disservice to students, legacy [Student gets it right]

    07/13/2006 4:48:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 692+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 7-13-06 | Patrick Michelson
    Many people in Madison will welcome the news that Kevin Barrett has been allowed to teach a course on Islam at the UW. Most will see it as a triumph of academic freedom. Others will rejoice because they believe what Barrett alleges: that the terrorist attack of Sept. 11 was "an inside job" and a "gargantuan, Satanic lie" concocted by the U.S. government to wage an endless war. I, however, will not be one of those celebrating. Barrett's accusations about Sept. 11, as most of us well know, have no grounding in reality, forensic evidence or common sense. But by...
  • Wis. lawmakers want univ. instructor fired [Kevin Barrett.........]

    07/21/2006 7:08:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 1,194+ views
    Wis. lawmakers want univ. instructor fired 35 minutes ago More than 60 state lawmakers are urging the University of Wisconsin-Madison to fire an instructor who has argued that the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. A letter sent Thursday and signed by 52 Assembly representatives and nine state senators condemns a decision to let Kevin Barrett teach an introductory class on Islam this fall. UW-Madison Provost Pat Farrell launched a review after Barrett spoke last month on a talk show about his views that the terrorist attacks were the result of a government conspiracy to spark war in...
  • (Kevin) Barrett plans trip to Morocco to seek 9/11 hijacker (Mega Barf)

    05/04/2007 7:01:12 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 29 replies · 988+ views
    the Badger Herald ^ | 5/4/07 | Pedro Oliveira Jr
    Former University of Wisconsin lecturer Kevin Barrett said Thursday he will travel to Morocco in an attempt to find and interview a man accused of hijacking an airplane and flying it into the World Trade Center. Barrett, widely known and criticized for his 9/11 conspiracy theory, announced at the state Capitol that he will head to Casablanca this Sunday and try to locate Saudi Arabian pilot Waleed al-Shehri. The 9/11 Commission has said al-Shehri stabbed two unarmed flight attendants and crashed a plane into the World Trace Center five and a half years ago. According to Barrett, al-Shehri is alive...
  • 9/11 Conspiracy at Public University Kevin Barrett May Be a Fool, but He's OUR Fool

    10/30/2006 6:32:47 PM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 4 replies · 368+ views
    Campus Watch ^ | October 27, 2006 | by David White
    Earlier this month, the folklore department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison sponsored an event billed as "9/11: Folklore and Fact." Held in the university's social sciences building, two leaders in what is known as the "9/11 Truth"—Kevin Barrett and James Fetzer—came to discuss their notion that 9/11 resulted not from the actions of al Qaeda, but from a Bush Administration conspiracy. As Barrett has claimed on many occasions, he doesn't "believe, but knows that 9/11 was an inside job." Considering this event was sponsored and hosted by an institution that is funded by taxpayer dollars, the residents of Wisconsin have...