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Former Taliban spokesman is now a Yale student

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That's Bush's alma mater.

Ducks and runs.
 

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It's the ultimate hypocrisy, I don't know how any liberal can explain it any other way. It's over there, so it matters little, their religion can allow them to mutilate a woman there, and they will defend their right to it. Use Christianity here to argue abortion in our county, and watch as the roof falls in, it's insanity, it really is!:roll:

In their defense, they really do think they can change him, but their arrogance is quite another issue!:roll:
 
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shuamort said:
That's Bush's alma mater.

Ducks and runs.

Your boy Kerry's too okly dumb old GWB had a higher GPA;) .........
 

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Isn't it ironic that Yale will allow Murdering talaban on campus but not our military recruiters.....What is wrong with this picture?
 

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Deegan said:
It's the ultimate hypocrisy, I don't know how any liberal can explain it any other way. It's over there, so it matters little, their religion can allow them to mutilate a woman there, and they will defend their right to it. Use Christianity here to argue abortion in our county, and watch as the roof falls in, it's insanity, it really is!:roll:

Indeed. I don't know how some people can call themselves "liberal" with a straight face, while making excuses for fascists like the Taliban. This strange alliance of far-left, self-hating Westerners with far-right, Islamic theocrats is bizarre.
 

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so he obtained a student visa from the US embassy in Islamabad and caught a flight to the United States.

It seems as though The U.S. Government cleared him.


Deegan said:
I don't know how any liberal can explain it any other way

Kandahar said:
I don't know how some people can call themselves "liberal" with a straight face, while making excuses for fascists like the Taliban.

Where did the article say anything about any 'liberal'?
It's like I said the other day, all liberals are tagged with supporting everything left of Sen. Brownback..LOL.
If it's not like me it must be liberal...:rofl

Maybe the outrage could be tied to the picture of an unknown soldier manning a rocket launcher,that the conservative media choose to accompany the article? ;)

If you want to call this defending, so be it, but aren't we supposed to be liberating radical Muslims and converting them to the western way of thought? :confused:
 
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BWG said:
Where did the article say anything about any 'liberal'?
It's like I said the other day, all liberals are tagged with supporting everything left of Sen. Brownback..LOL.
If it's not like me it must be liberal...:rofl

Even among the Yale student body, the feminist groups and gay rights groups have not taken a stand against this member of one of the most sexist, homophobic regimes in the world.

BWG said:
Maybe the outrage could be tied to the picture of an unknown soldier manning a rocket launcher,that the conservative media choose to accompany the article? ;)

If you want to call this defending, so be it, but aren't we supposed to be liberating radical Muslims and converting them to the western way of thought? :confused:

Yes, I'd call that defending him. And no, we should not have a former member of the Taliban at a prestigious American university. Jesus Christ, where is your common sense?
 

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What's wrong with this picture? you have this guy at Yale and a pro-Iranian on campus rnning down students, but we PROHIBIT THE MILITARY? :shock:
 

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shuamort said:
That's Bush's alma mater.
Ducks and runs.


:2rofll:

You gotta admit that was funny..
They did go to his state while bush was the Gov of Texas...
Something to do with a pipeline deal?
 

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easyt65 said:
What's wrong with this picture? you have this guy at Yale and a pro-Iranian on campus rnning down students, but we PROHIBIT THE MILITARY? :shock:


Go figure.........
 

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I doubt this guy poses a saftey issue since the government is well aware of him and I'm sure keeps a close eye on him. However I have to agree that Yale is crazy for accepting him as a student. They deny tons of applicants every year and I would think "ex taliban member" would be one way to assure yourself a spot in the big NO pile.

I wonder how much tuition he pays. Maybe he bribed Yale.
 

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I find it confusing that any liberal would defend someone, anyone, who is as rightwing as a Taliban. I mean, that is "off the chart" rightwing. You'd think that they would rather run him out of town on a rail. Confusing indeed.:confused:

The ultra-left is becoming as rediculous as the ultra-right in this country. I have nothing but contempt for those types.
 

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talloulou said:
I doubt this guy poses a saftey issue since the government is well aware of him and I'm sure keeps a close eye on him. However I have to agree that Yale is crazy for accepting him as a student. They deny tons of applicants every year and I would think "ex taliban member" would be one way to assure yourself a spot in the big NO pile.

I wonder how much tuition he pays. Maybe he bribed Yale.

He'll probably take that education and use it against us someday. I understand, "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" but this is rediculous. I wonder if he'll be accepted into the Skull and Bones Fraternity?

Imagine that. A Bush Brand Taliban.:rofl
 

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Below is an interesting letter that Yalie Debbie Bookstaber sent to Yale president Richard Levin. I think the letter sums the situation up nicely.

Dear Mr. Levin,
My name is Debbie Bookstaber (Yale `00 BA/MA). I've volunteered as an ASC Interviewer every year since graduation.

Over the years, I've seen so many qualified students denied admission to Yale. While I was saddened to see these heartbroken students rejected, I understood that Yale just didn't have enough spots for all the amazing valedictorians with excellent SATs, impressive extracurriculars and an admirable history of community service.

You can imagine my shock when I read in the Wall Street Journal that Rahmatullah Hashemi, former ambassador-at-large for the Taliban, is now studying at Yale on a U.S. student visa. He has a "fourth-grade education and a high-school equivalency degree," but Yale was impressed that he "pulled down a 3.33 grade-point average" in a special students program. Judging from all the students I've seen rejected by Yale, a perfect 4.0 average isn't impressive enough to guarantee admission or even a wait-list spot, yet Yale was convinced that a 3.33 (a B+) was an adequate demonstration of academic talent? Since when has a B+ been considered impressive according to Yale's admissions standards?

My husband (David Bookstaber, Yale `99 and Captain, USAF) went to Yale on a ROTC scholarship. As an ROTC cadet, he had to commute over an hour to UCONN because Yale would not allow ROTC on campus. This was reportedly due to the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy the military uses to exclude homosexuals from serving openly. Even efforts to allow the military to recruit on campus in order to comply with the Solomon Amendment were met by fevered protests by many Yale students/professors as being inconsistent with Yale's standards of tolerance.

The last time I checked, the US military doesn't kill anyone for being a homosexual. Nor would any soldier-on-soldier hate crime ever be tolerated. On the other hand, the Taliban advocated murdering any homosexual and anyone else they felt violated their version of Islam. So ROTC isn't acceptable because it offends Yale's standards, but a Taliban leader who condones the Taliban's policy of brutally killing homosexuals and stoning women for not wearing a burka should be recruited lest Harvard win his matriculation?

Apparently when you combine a sub-par 4th grade education, a B+ college average in a special program, and a job history as a spokesperson for a regime that hates America, destroys priceless Buddhas, oppresses women, stones homosexuals, and enforces brutal sharia law in violation of UN Human Rights agreements, you have the magic formula for admission to Yale. Next time I get a phone call from a high school senior in tears over Yale's rejection, I'll tell them to visit a local museum and blow up some sacred Buddhas, stone a homosexual or threaten to beat his/her mother to death if she refuses to wear a burka.

Thank you very much for helping me understand Yale Admissions.

Yours sincerely,
Debbie Bookstaber (Yale `00)
 
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