Boston College has turned back unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers who was scheduled to speak there on education reform and civic engagement at the invitation of Americans for Informed Democracy and the College Democrats. The event was to be co-sponsored by Boston College’s Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy.
Ayers, you will remember, is a founding member of the violent radical-left anti-war group the Weather Underground, which was blamed for a series of bombings that killed several people.
The listeners of radio station 96.9 WTKK mobilized and shut the event down. Michael Graham has the time line of the shut-out here. The Boston Herald reports that Jack Dunn, director of public affairs for Boson College, indicated he was "unaware that Ayers had been invited to BC when first contacted by the Herald yesterday. Student organizers who had confirmed the speaking engagement in the afternoon called back shortly afterward to report it was canceled."
At last word, students are attempting to reschedule the event off-campus.
Ayers is, however, still scheduled to speak on April 8 at Naperville North High School in Illinois. Officials there say Ayers will be limited to speaking about three subjects. Those are Ayers' time with the Weather Underground, the attention he received on the campaign trail and education.
Nitwit Melissa Roberts, a member of the College Democrats at BC said, “We’re going to make sure this respected academic gets heard.” He might be a "respected academic" in some circles, but he's still unrepentant about his radical, terrorist past and for that reason alone he should not have a public forum in which to espouse his hate for America.
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