From CNN to MSNBC, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stirred up plenty of controversy from his speech at Columbia University in New York on Monday.
In his speech to the university’s students, staff and faculty he undoubtedly questioned the occurrences of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Jewish Holocaust and requested for Israel to be “wiped off the map.”
How can anyone, especially in this day and age refute the occurrences of the Holocaust as “a myth?”
There are personal accounts, documentaries, movies, books and journals explaining the event’s magnitude and effect on world history.
Denying the Holocaust ever happened is just as absurd as denying that enslavement of Africans in America existed.
Columbia University president Lee Bollinger agrees with us.
He stood up after Ahmadinejad’s speech and said “When you come to a place like this it makes you simply ridiculous,”
Bollinger went on to say, “The truth is that the Holocaust is the most documented event in human history.”
But Bollinger and Columbia University sort of brought it on themselves.
Ahmadinejad received an invitation to speak. Therefore, his views and opinions were known prior to the engagement.
At The Famuan, his statements were not really a shocker. His views are his views, regardless of the gnorance.
Nyerere Davidson for the Editorial Board.