Sunday, February 05, 2006

Holocaust denier supporting Iran

Professor Arthur Butz, who remains on tenure here at Northwestern in engineering is back in the news:
Engineering professor Arthur Butz said Friday that he agrees with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's remarks calling the Holocaust a "myth." Butz said his comments supporting the president recently were published by the English-language Tehran Times and Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency.

Here's my proposition for Mr. Butz: go to Iran. Try being a professor in the environs of that repressive state. If you support a head of state who is blatantly anti-Semitic and bent on destroying Israel, go live in his country. I don't know whether this guy should be fired, because I guess he's never espoused his views in class, but he should voluntarily move to Iran.

2 comments:

Ilana said...

I think he's just angry that his last name is Butz, and he's decided to scapegoat on the Jews.

Elaine said...

Haha, yeah, when in doubt blame the Jews. At least his first name isn't Harry.