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Iowa State Students Told to Write 9/11 Essay from Terrorists’ Perspective

Iowa State Students Told to Write 9/11 Essay from Terrorists’ Perspective

“to consider completely different perspectives”

This is inappropriate on so many levels. Can you imagine how this looks to the families of the victims?

The College Fix reports:

Students instructed to write essay on 9/11 from terrorists’ perspective

A recent assignment in an international studies course at Iowa State University asked students to write a historical account of the 9/11 terrorist attacks from the perspective of Al-Qaeda.

“Write a paper that gives a historical account of 911 from the perspective of the terrorist network. In other words, how might Al-Qaeda or a non-Western historian describe what happened,” stated the assignment, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix.

“Don’t worry about the fact you don’t agree with the terrorists, the point of the exercise is to consider completely different perspectives,” the assignment adds.

A university spokesman told The Fix the assignment doesn’t diminish the “tragic events” of 9/11 and equates the essay prompt to work undertaken by America’s diplomatic and intelligence agencies.


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Actually, I’d LOVE an assignment like that. It would be chock full of citations from the Koran showing that this is Allah’s will, with a little explanation of how the Doctrine of Abrogation makes all those “peaceful” Meccan Suras an exercise in taqqiya for fools to cite.

Think I’d get an A?

No, it is not inappropriate. Being able to write, reason, and argue from various viewpoints is a fundamental skill which the university has a duty to teach its students. I don’t give a **** “how this looks to the families of the victims”, and the university has no right to compromise its education for such a reason. What you’re suggesting is exactly the same as the PC “safe space” sh*t you spend most of your time denouncing.

nordic_prince | March 29, 2017 at 12:46 pm

I think it’s telling how the university waited until they had a crop of college students who were basically too young to have firsthand experience of what that day was like for most Americans. It’s much easier to brainwash people whose primary exposure to historical events comes from reading about it in a book or article somewhere – if they even have that much.

Agree with Milhouse. Only SJWs refuse to look at the issues from alternative perspectives.