If there were such a course, this guy would be the perfect candidate to teach it:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced Thursday that it would launch a review of an instructor who argues that the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks for its own benefit.
The instructor, Kevin Barrett, is co-founder of an organization called the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance, which claims the Bush administration planned the attacks to create a war between Muslims and Christians. He argues that members of the faiths must work together to overcome the belief that terrorists were to blame.
“The 9/11 lie was designed to sow hatred between the faiths,” Barrett has written on the organization’s Web site.
“Either we discuss the compelling evidence that 9/11 was an inside job, or there is precious little to talk about.”
Barrett, who did not return calls Thursday and an e-mail seeking comment, has taught a class on cultural folklore and is scheduled to teach an introductory class on Islam this fall in Madison. He has said he discusses his views on Sept. 11 in the classroom.
The article goes on to note other examples of moonbats in academia:
Other Sept. 11 conspiracy theorists in academia include Steven Jones, a physicist from Brigham Young University who argues that the World Trade Center towers were brought down by controlled explosives, not just the impact of airplanes; James H. Fetzer, a retired philosophy professor from the University of Minnesota-Duluth who believes the U.S. military launched a missile into the Pentagon and shot down the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania; and David Ray Griffin, a retired professor from the Claremont School of Theology who sums up arguments for U.S. involvement in the attacks in two books, “The New Pearl Harbor” and “The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.”
Barrett arranged for Griffin to speak at UW-Madison last year. Barrett also helped organize a conference in Chicago this month called “9/11: Revealing the Truth – Reclaiming Our Future.” In July, he and Fetzer are scheduled to speak about the Sept. 11 theories at a forum at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
“We’re catching on,” said Fetzer, who co-chairs the group 9/11 Scholars for Truth, which includes more than 50 members from academia, including Barrett. “Kevin Barrett has been instrumental on many fronts.”
Mir Babar Basir, a recent graduate of UW-Madison who served as president of the Muslim Students Association, said he knew Barrett and agreed with his take on the attacks. He said Griffin drew hundreds of supportive observers when he spoke at the university.
“This is not just Kevin Barrett’s idea,” Basir said. “It’s legitimate to think that the U.S. government was involved.”
“When David Ray Griffin spoke, it was packed,” Basir added. “Madison is fairly liberal. It’s not surprising that a lot of people agreed with him.”
Here’s the website for 9/11 Scholars for Truth.
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