Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Campus Scholarship

Chicago Tribune | NU rips Holocaust denial: "Northwestern University President Henry Bienen said Monday that a professor's recent comments denying that the Holocaust happened are 'a contemptible insult to all decent and feeling people' and an embarrassment to the university.

Bienen commented days after tenured engineering professor Arthur Butz commented in the Tribune and in the Iranian press that he agreed with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's assertions that the Holocaust is a myth.

Iran's semi-official Mehr News Agency and the English-language Tehran Times have published Butz's comments, promoting the Northwestern professor as one of the world scholars who support the Iranian president. Ahmadinejad, who also has called for Israel to be 'wiped off the map,' recently ordered the restart of uranium enrichment, raising fears that Tehran could try to build a nuclear weapon."

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