Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Guess Who's
To College

That's right, Yale, with full knowledge of his past, admitted a guy from the Taliban:

"I could have ended up in Guantanamo Bay. Instead I ended up at Yale."So said Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, former deputy foreign secretary of the Taliban, who has been admitted as a student at Yale.

This story originally broke on February 26th in the New York Times Magazine. (The article is now behind the TimesSelect barrier and is available for a fee.)

OpinionJournal.com's John Fund has a couple of columns on this subject, here and here.As Fund points out, Yale continues to block ROTC training from its campus and argues for the right of its law school to exclude military recruiters.

What did Rahmatullah's regime stand for? Hosts for Osama bin Laden and terrorism! Beheadings, amputations, mutilations. etc. And what about women's rights? Not!

And Yale is proud of its catch.

The Times reported that Yale "had another foreigner of Rahmatullah's caliber apply for special-student status." Richard Shaw, Yale's dean of undergraduate admissions, told the Times that "we lost him to Harvard," and "I didn't want that to happen again."

That's our Yale.

UPDATE: Eyes All Around reminds me that this Taliban mofo only has a 4th grade education. (That comes from Jed Babbin, who, yesterday, hosted the Hugh Hewitt show.) And that's good enough for Yale.

Yale is sick.