Monday, March 27, 2006

More On The Yale Taliban

Malalai Joya, a female member of the Afghan parliament, spoke at Yale last Thursday. She had plenty to say about the school enrolling a former Taliban official.
"All should raise their voice against such criminals," she told a crowd of 200. "It is an unforgivable insult to the Afghan people that he is here. He should face a court of law rather than be at one of your finest universities." The Yale Daily News reported that the large attendance at her speech showed that the former Taliban official "continues to be widely controversial." Last night the Yale College Council, the undergraduate student government, began debating a resolution urging the university's administration not to admit Mr. Hashemi as a regular sophomore in the fall.