Leave it to the elites of academia to come up with a novel new way to address the modern terrorist movement.
Readers have probably heard by now that Yale University has added to its student body a former member of the Taliban. It’s one of those stories that, no matter how many times you hear/read it, you still have to shake your head in disbelief.
It seems there’s no real need for America’s enemies to utilize a Trojan Horse in an effort to defeat us. We’ve lowered our defenses and have invited our adversaries with open arms.
Yale’s action is ludicrous beyond measure. But now a Republican lawmaker is aiming to aggressively investigate this farcical move by Yale officials.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has called for an investigation into how the Taliban’s former ambassador, Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, was able to get a student visa into our nation and then get accepted and admitted into Yale. (Mr. Hashemi gained entry into the school despite the fact that he reportedly has only a fourth grade education.)
Sen. Cornyn, no doubt speaking for a large majority of the American people – clear thinking ones, at least – said Mr. Hashemi should instead be deported.
Speaking on the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning, he said, “This is someone who has apparently provided material support for a terrorist organization.”
He added, “He is a member or representative of a terrorist organization, and he has endorsed terrorist activity and tried to persuade others to do so. Those are grounds for deportation under the Patriot Act and the Real ID Act passed by Congress last year.”
I was so pleased to hear a national leader using such strong terms in regard to this situation. Since I learned of Yale’s open embrace of Hashemi, it has stuck in my craw. I simply cannot understand the reasoning that Yale officials utilized to determine that a member of the Taliban would make a good addition to the student body.
Have American liberals – locked into the gullible belief of unreserved diversity (except for conservative people of faith, of course) – truly descended to the level of cuddling with terrorists as they seek to establish their magic utopia?
What’s next – a scholarship for Osama bin Laden? A research grant for Mullah Mohammad Omar?
Contemporary academia has joined hands with Hollywood in an attempt to convince our fellow citizens that our enemies simply need to have our sympathy and understanding, and then the world will be all cozy and cheery.
I’m not buying it.
Our enemies despise us for who we are and the freedoms that we cherish. They kill innocent victims – including children. They are soulless in their attempt to destroy our nation.
To coddle people like Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi is a grave mistake.
I thank God that a clear-thinking individual like Sen. Cornyn is shining a spotlight on this troubling story. The chairman of the Senate Immigration Border Security and Citizenship subcommittee, Cornyn has the credentials to make this a major issue – and it appears he will be doing just that.
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