Sunday, April 22, 2012

American college professors go to Tehran for Occupy Wall Street conference

Besides the obvious why question, one has to shake the head and wonder what were they thinking.  Treating the Iranian regime as a friend is beyond folly, and endorsing their embracing of the occupy movement is bordering on sedition.  I also thought there was a travel ban on Americans going to Iran.  Has anybody asked about that aspect?

From Jihad Watch April 21 by Robert Spencer

American professors attend Occupy Wall Street Conference in Tehran

Leftist dupes displayed by their Islamic supremacist handlers in the belly of the beast. Useful Idiots were seldom this idiotic, if not actually useful. In 2012 it is not news that U.S. academics are traitors who consort freely with the enemies of their country. They're just window dressing for the mullahs, who must have been laughing up their sleeves at their earnest professorial naivete.
Corruption of the Academy Alert: "US Professors Attend an Occupy Wall Street Conference in Tehran," from MEMRI, February 22 (posted at MEMRI more recently):
Following are excerpts from a report on the Tehran University Occupy Wall Street Conference, which aired on Press TV and was posted on the Internet on February 22, 2012:
Reporter: The Occupy Wall Street Movement Conference in Tehran – university professors and scholars from around the world discuss various aspects of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Experts also told us about the impact of the movement and its future.
Alex Vitae, professor at Brooklyn College: Well, we know it's had some impact both locally and nationally, but the impact has still been limited. I think many people are waiting to see what effect it may have on this year's national elections, and whether or not this will have momentum that could have more far-reaching implications.
Heather Gautney, professor at Fordham University: The "Occupy" movement is entering more into social institutions, and trying to pressure politicians or pressure leadership within those institutions to try to put money back into them and to support public programs. So I think that is one important aspect. The other is that we have elections coming up in November, and I think that the movement is going to be incredibly active in pressuring politicians to start addressing issues of social inequality.
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