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Wis. school lets radical instructor teach
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of Seattle Post-Intelligencer (One of Seattle's two leading newspapers)

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (One of Seattle's two leading newspapers), July 10, 2006
Posted: November 11th, 2006

An instructor at the University of Wisconsin who has said he believes U.S. officials orchestrated the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will be allowed to teach a course on Islam, the school said Monday. Some state politicians had called for the University of Wisconsin-Madison to fire part-time instructor Kevin Barrett after he spoke about his theories on a radio talk show last month. "We cannot allow political pressure from critics of unpopular ideas to inhibit the free exchange of ideas," Provost Patrick Farrell said in a statement. "To the extent that his views are discussed, Mr. Barrett has assured me that students will be free - and encouraged - to challenge his viewpoint." The university does not endorse Barrett's theories, Farrell said, noting they are widely believed in parts of the Muslim world.

Note: Kevin Barrett has drawn quite a bit of attention on Fox News and in the media in Wisconsin. Other than Fox and the above article, no major media picked up this story. In the charged interview on Fox News, he did quite a respectable job. You can view it at

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