Getting East Asians to attend American Universities has been something of an obsession for some of the leading universities in America, in particular Harvard University. Harvard has even held recruitment drives in China. In an article published on February 5, 2009, Robert Dujarric argued that Japan would be relegated to irrelevancy if more of its students don’t go to Harvard. It kind of makes you wonder why America is so desperate to get foreigners into its universities.I should point out that when I wrote this article, I did not know about the connections between the CIA and Harvard University (and so obviously, I did not know about the connections between the Unabomber and Harvard).
In fact, America and Europe have a long track record of doing really bad things to foreigners who go to their universities. Many of the world’s most violent and vicious people have gone to universities in the West.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the architect of the 9/11 attacks, went to college at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The CIA believes that the time he spent in America did turn him towards terrorism.
“KSM’s limited and negative experience in the United States - which included a brief jail stay because of unpaid bills - almost certainly helped propel him on his path to becoming a terrorist,” said the CIA. “He stated that his contact with Americans, while minimal, confirmed his view that the United States was a debauched and racist country.”
Sayyid Qutb, the man whose philosophy was adopted by Al Qaeda, went to Colorado State College for Education. After returning to Egypt, he wrote an article called, “The America that I Have Seen.” In the article, he criticized the sexuality and materialism of American society.
Nidal Ayyad, one of the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993, graduated from Rutgers University.
“Mr. Ayyad’s experience seems more typical of an immigrant’s version of the American dream: arriving in the United States, obtaining a solid college education, then landing a good job with one of the country's largest industrial concerns,” said the New York Times.
Aafia Siddiqui, another member of Al Qaeda whom the FBI put on its list of Most Wanted Terrorists, went to MIT.
Ziad Jarrah, the pilot of United Flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11, went to the University of Applied Science in Hamburg, Germany. Mohammed Atta, the pilot of American Flight 11 which hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center, went to the Technical University of Hamburg.
Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, got his degree in Electrical Engineering at the Swansea Institute in Wales.
The West has also radicalized Muslims who did not go to western universities, but simply moved to America or Europe in search of a better life.
Mohammed Salameh, another one of the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993, became radicalized after moving to America.
“He went to the United States to get a job and make money,” said Aysha Salameh, his mother. “He went to make something of himself, to speak English, to study, to have a future. And now they say that he did all this, that he did this bomb. No, no, no…”
Ahmed Ressam, the terrorist who tried to bomb LAX as part of the millennium attack plots, became radicalized while living in France.
“In France, he read books -- banned in Algeria -- about how military dictators ruined Algeria’s hopes of democracy after it gained independence from France,” said FRONTLINE. “On his return, his brother says, Ressam was very bitter about his country. He believed that the government was corrupt and began to take up the cause of militant Islamic rebels, to his father's dismay.”
The West does not limit its radicalization programs to Islamic terrorists. Their radicalization programs extend much further. They have radicalized some of the most vicious leaders the world has seen. Hassan al-Turabi, the leader of the National Islamic Front in Sudan, went to school at the University of London and the Sorbonne in France. Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge, went to school in France.
Some of these leaders lived for a while in Europe before returning to the countries to take over. Ayatollah Khomeini lived in France before returning to Iran. Vladimir Lenin lived in Europe before returning to Russia.
Other nations know what Europe and America are doing. Chinese law prohibits Uyghurs from going overseas. China fears they may become radicalized if they do so.
The West doesn’t even limit its radicalization program to foreigners. Iris Chang was an American who went to Johns Hopkins University. During the Clinton administration, she wrote a book called the Rape of Nanking. That book helped stir up anti-Japanese sentiment in China. Needless to say, that didn’t make Japan happy. After the disastrous Clinton years, the Bush administration wanted to improve relations with Japan. But during that administration, Iris Chang was writing a book on the Bataan Death March. Had that book been published, I’m sure Japan would have become very angry. The book never got published. Iris Chang committed suicide in 2004. In her suicide note, she blamed the CIA for her death. I guess the CIA felt that, “We made you. We own you. We can take you out whenever we want.”
Is there any doubt why America wants to get more Japanese students to study at Harvard?
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Radicalized in the West
I posted the following article on Blogging for a New World Order.