GWU Hires Former al Qaeda... To Educate Students About Dangers of Extremism
That headline? It's real. No, you didn't accidentally click on The Onion. Because if you're a prestigious college and had a program about extremism, why wouldn't you hire a former al Qaeda Member to run it? It really is the most obvious choice. Especially as you're
shaping teaching the minds of our best and brightest. Allegedly.
Jesse Morton, whose former name was Younus Abdullah Muhammad, spent nearly three years in prison after being convicted of supporting al Qaeda. He was denouncing the United States and threatening people who spoke negatively of Islam, WTTG-TV reported.
Full stop. In prison for three years. Denouncing America. Threatening people who spoke "negatively" of Islam. If you're wondering what "negatively of Islam" means, see this website. We speak "negatively" of Islam all the time. Not reluctantly either. With gleeful joy.
Morton was released from behind bars in February 2015. But, both the FBI and the federal prosecutor who helped put Morton away now say he is no longer a risk. GWU was reportedly in contact with the FBI over the past year and received assurances that Morton is not a threat to the campus.
Seamus Hughes, the deputy director of the Program on Extremism, defended the controversial decision to WTTG in a recent broadcast interview.
“He wants to essentially make amends for what he did in his prior life,” Hughes said, calling attention to the fact that Morton has a Masters degree from Columbia University, adding that Morton also brings “real life experience” to the table.
Um... I guess the adage here applies. "If you can't do, teach"?
Look, let's give Morton the benefit of the doubt.
We say we want moderate Muslims to denounce extremists (see Finally! Moderate Muslim Calls Out Islamic Community for Breeding Extremists… and Dear Moderate Muslims: We NEED You to Fight Against Islamic Terrorism). If this is his way to do that, than God bless and Allah be praised. Right? That's the "tolerant" answer, yes? Okay, cool.
But you'll have to forgive me for having the gut feeling this is to "apologize for Islamophobia," and GWUs goal is to claim Christians and other religious groups are every bit as extreme. I base that opinion on nothing but experience and exposure to leftist ideas.
Of course you can chalk up that last paragraph to me being one of those "Christian extremists" the leftists refer to me as. With my silly, silly beliefs men are men, women are women, and you should be allowed to bake a cake for whomever you want. Or not.
Totally the same as Islamic extremism, what with throwing the gays off buildings. Watch Hidden Cam Exposes UK's Radical Islamic Schools: 'We must kill them...'
Also, watch this chilling interview.