Jack Winters: Marquette Professor Supports Terrorist Bill Ayers
Ayers, remember, is the former SDS Weatherman member who participated in terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and other sites. On September 11, 2001, the New York Times published an article quoting him as saying “I don’t regret setting bombs” and “I feel we didn’t do enough.”
His group’s terrorist activities resulted in the deaths of three fellow terrorists when a bomb they were building exploded. The bomb was a nail bomb intended to kill soldiers at a dance at Fort Dix. Ayers had supplied the building instructions for the bomb, knowing the purpose for which it was being built.
Happily, it killed three terrorists rather than American soldiers.
But why does Ayers need support? Apparently because people are saying bad things about him. He is in no danger of being fired from his tenured position. He is in no danger of being locked up (although he should have been locked up years ago for his terrorist activities).
Rather, people are criticizing him.
That, some leftist professors think, is an attack on academic freedom.
This from a class of people who feel free to launch any attack they want on anybody and everybody they dislike.
Winters, reached via e-mail, declined to discuss his support for Ayers. His personal web page, however, shows he is a supporter of numerous leftist organizations.