But when a man stands up for his faith and wishes to die for it, where is our government?
"He will be released," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters. "I understand now that the details of his release and any potential onward travel are being handled as a private matter."
This is simply not right. We should take Abdur Rahman into this country. He should become a scholar at one of our nations universities. Not a man who participated in the rape and brutalizing of his nation.
One man has shown clearly what he can provide to this country, and another has shown why no country should put him up at the bar.
But what makes me weep, is the minds that are at Yale that say things as utterly foolish as this
"Before I was like, who cares if the guy was Taliban or not?" Yigit Dula, a sophomore from Turkey, told the Yale Daily News. "But it means a lot more to [Afghans] to have someone like Hashemi educated at Yale." Aisha Amir, a physician who fled war-torn Afghanistan, told me she sympathized with the difficult choices people had to make to survive under the Taliban, but added that "there are so many more deserving Afghan students who belong in Hashemi's place."
"Who cares if this guy was a Nazi or not?"
"Who cares if he committed ethnic cleansing or not?"
You shouldn't hear those two phrases, nor should you hear some one says who cares if he was a Taliban. But the Opinion Journal Article really shows the moral and ethical cowardice of the Yale faculty, and their realy empty position of a organizational soul.
Makai Rohbar, an Afghan student whose family legally immigrated to New Haven in 2002, served as Ms. Joya's translator for the evening. After Ms. Joya's speech, I asked Ms. Rohbar what she was studying. She told me she was taking classes in chemistry and biophysics in the hope of someday becoming a physician. I then inquired how long she had been at Yale. She blushed. "I don't go here," she said. "I attend classes at Gateway Community College," also in New Haven. She had never imagined that she could be accepted into Yale or ever find a way to pay for it.......
As The Wall Street Journal reported in an editorial Friday, Ms. Nirschel sent a letter to Yale in 2002, asking if it wanted to award a spot in its next entering class to an Afghan woman. Yale declined, as did many other schools. Today, the program enrolls 20 students at 10 universities.
Shame on Yale. and Shame on America if we let this rot into our collective souls.
(H/T Michelle Malkin)