Phi Beta Cons

The Yale Taliban: Follow the Money

Kathryn brought early word that Rahmatullah Hashemi has not been accepted into the regular degree program at Yale. I’d like to find out more about, one, who exactly funded his past study under a student visa in at the university and, two, which alums and others not connected to Yale are now offering to help Hashemi in his probable attempt to enroll at another U.S. campus (as noted in The New York Times).
It might be illuminating to learn more about the financial backers of the International Education Foundation, which The Times says “was created to raise money to send Mr. Hashemi to Yale” and which bills itself as upholding “universal values” and providing “worldwide character education.” These aspirations – and whatever the high-minded motives of his other future benefactors – are at odds with the sponsoring of a former, unrepentant spokesman for one of the most heinous regimes in recent times, the remnants of which continue to kill our soldiers today.

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