Posted by Christopher Johnson | Thursday, March 5th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 10 Comments
Real terrorist defends fake Indian:
William Ayers, the former Weather Underground radical whose past made him a lightning rod in the 2008 presidential campaign, said Thursday that fired Colorado professor Ward Churchill became the victim of a “witch hunt” after comparing Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi.
“There’s no doubt in my mind he was persecuted because of his politics,” Ayers said before appearing with Churchill at a student rally on academic freedom at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Churchill was a tenured professor of ethnic studies at Colorado University until he was fired on plagiarism charges in July 2007. He denies misconduct and is soon due to go to court in an attempt to get his job back.
University spokesman Bronson Hilliard called Ayers’ allegation “absolute nonsense.” He said Churchill was fired because of proven research misconduct, not his statements.