Maybe they’ll stay on as human shields, or confirm Ahmadinejad’s claim of “no homosexuals in Iran” by attending a few beheadings:
From the Islamofascist state-controlled Iran media:
NEW YORK (Mehr News Agency) – An academic delegation of Columbia University professors and deans of faculties plans to visit Tehran to officially apologize to Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.
The delegation plans to express regret for the insulting remarks Columbia University President Lee Bollinger directed at Ahmadinejad on September 24 in his introductory speech, the Mehr News Agency correspondent in New York reported.
Since the incident, the deans and professors from the faculties of history, anthropology, Middle Eastern studies, philosophy, and Islamic studies have criticized Bollinger’s behavior toward Ahmadinejad.
A member of the delegation, who requested anonymity,said the main goal of the visit is to meet the Iranian president and officially apologize to him.
“The delegation has also prepared its itinerary,” he noted.
He went on to say that the delegation also plans to visit Iranian universities in various cities and to hold talks with professors and students, and may even sign memoranda of understanding with some universities. He also said the delegation is interested in visiting seminaries and the shrine city of Qom.
However, Bollinger has warned the delegation that their trip to Iran should be a private visit and should not be undertaken as an official visit endorsed by the university.
Bollinger has so far refused to meet the Mehr News Agency correspondent to explain his disrespectful behavior toward Ahmadinejad when introducing him to the students and professors at Columbia.
Yeah, they’re still smarting from Bollinger’s opening statement, which accurately described their despotic leader. Tough shit.
Columbia President Lee Bollinger chastised Ahmadinejad during the introduction for his “preposterous, belligerent statements” and called him “a petty and cruel dictator.”
Note to Bollinger: Whether or not you endorse this trip is immaterial. If these traitors carry this out they should be fired.
Note to the State Department: If you take a ‘morale building’ trip to a country that’s an avowed enemy of the United States, your citizenship should be automatically revoked.
Notice how they haven’t yet revealed their names. What are they afraid of? A backlash of criticism for their treachery? Anonymity always provides a cover from responsibility. And to think parents pay good money for these wackjobs to
educate indoctinate their children.
My contribution to the apology:
Mahmoud, I am very sorry that you enjoyed the auspices of undeserved free speech and protection in the U.S. Please accept my best wishes for a slow, painful death.