Liberal academia has always displayed a notoriously poor track record of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism. So it should come as no surprise then that professor emeritus of international law and practice at Princeton University and United Nations Human Rights "expert" on Palestine, Richard Falk, declared moral bankruptcy on Tuesday, when he blamed the Boston terrorist attack on America.
In a recent article titled "A Commentary on the Marathon Murders" in the Foreign Policy Journal, Falk insinuated that, among other things, President Obama's recent trip to Israel is what caused the Tsarnaev brothers – two very demented individuals, who were motivated by a radical form of Islam – to kill four innocent Americans and injured hundreds more at the Boston Marathon.
"As long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment, those who wish for peace and justice in the world should not rest easy," he writes.
Then Falk compared the Boston bombing to the attacks on 9/11, saying that both incidents have prompted America to embrace "Islamophobic falsehoods."
Yet, Falk is not the only Princeton faculty member to have donned the mask of 'multiculturalism.' In 2009, Princeton hired Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat with links to the assassination and murder of Iranian political dissidents in Germany.
From 1989 to 1997, Mousavian held the position of Iran's ambassador to Germany, coinciding with what is referred to as the Chain Murder years, a period of time in which terrorism was the predominant tactic employed by Iran, very much like its nuclear weapon's program and assassination of foreign diplomats (especially of the Western kind) are fundamental policies at present.
As the Weekly Standard reports:
"The Chain Murders of Iran were a series of murders and disappearances from 1988-1998 by the regime operatives of Iranian dissident intellectuals who had been critical of the Islamic Republic. The victims included more than 80 writers, translators, actors, poets, and political activists that were killed by a variety of means using Iranian secret service and Hezbollah operatives."
Before that, in 1992, Mousavian supervised the Mykonos operation, in which four Kurdish dissidents were eliminated by an Iranian hit squad in the Mykonos restaurant in Berlin. Mousavian was the highest Iranian official in Germany at the time of the operation.
Now, Mousavian works as Associate Research Scholar for the Program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Not bad for a terrorist.
And who could forget the recent hire of convicted killer Katherine Boudin by Columbia University. During the 1970's, Boudin and fellow Weather Underground terrorists bombed the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol and various other sites in New York and Chicago. Later, in 1981, Boudin and Black Liberation Army members robbed a Brinks armored truck in Rockland County, New York. The group shot and killed one guard and two policemen, and wounded another guard. Boudin was eventually captured by police and sentenced to 19 years in prison.
Now, Boudin holds an adjunct professorship in the school of social work at Columbia University, where she has been lecturing since 2008. In April of 2013, she was also named the Sheinberg Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law School. Again, I say, not bad for a terrorist.
Fundamentally, America is a character-driven society – a function of the country's Judeo-Christian heritage. The notion of commitment to one's fellow man has traditionally under-girded American values perhaps more than anything else. Most importantly, it is the root cause of why America remains the one indispensable nation.
Thus, when convicted terrorist killers become adjunct professors at prestigious universities, the question must be asked: Is there really no shame?
Mr. Raskas served in the Israel Defense Forces and is a research analyst for SecureAmericaNow.org.