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Ayers Event Postponed

Northwestern’s Muslim Cultural Students Association has postponed tomorrow’s scheduled Ayers/Dohrn lecture on “peaceful progress,” citing security concerns. Heh. 


Never fear, fans of unrepentant terrorists: The radical couple will grace campus with their presence during the winter months. One wonders if anyone inside the Islamic student group ever questioned the wisdom of inviting real, live terrorists — who bombed, among other things, the Pentagon — to campus as their organization’s honored guests? 

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