This is everything that’s problematic with America’s college campuses, in one short story. An Iowa State Unniversity professor, apparently feeling the need to see things from the eyes of terrorists — and to have his students do the same — assigned his class an essay that requires them to go over the events of September 11, 2001, but from the perspective of the attackers.
The College Fix first obtained a copy of the assignment, which was then widely reported.
It went like this: “Write a paper that gives a historical account of 9/11 from the perspective of the terrorist network. In other words, how might al-Qaeda or a non-Western historian describe what happened.”
Here’s a thought: Who cares?
America was attacked by terrorists — and the terrorista were committing acts of jihad. Jihad, based on their Islammic teachings.
What else does America need to know?
“A university spokesman assured The College Fix that the assignment in no way diminishes the tragedy.
“Yet, this class assignment is another example of campuses trying to emphasize globalism and inclusiveness while pushing patriotism under the rug every time we recognize a September 11 anniversary. Instead of doling out their politically correct agendas on 9/11, schools should encourage students to remember the fallen and understand why we say ‘God Bless America.’”