06 October 2008 - Harvard Law School professor supports Bill Ayers
Radical academics are rushing to support domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, signing an online petition in which they claim that he merely "participated passionately in the civil rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s, as did hundreds of thousands of Americans."
To compare Ayers's acts of terrorism to the non-violent protest of those hundreds of thousands is disgusting. It mocks the memory and idealism of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and all who placed themselves at risk in the march for equality in America.
One of the signatories is Professor Jacqueline Bhabha of Harvard Law School, Obama's alma mater and my own school. Prof. Bhabha is Executive Director of the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies and teaches human rights law.
An international human rights scholar supports an unrepentant terrorist. Why am I not surprised?