UPDATE: ATLAS ALUMNI ACTION! (SCROLL)
Atlas readers, I bow to your fookin greatness! Seriously. I am so proud, I wish I could kiss everyone of you.
Muriel Montgomery updated me on the latest developments at the University of Wisconsin. . You remember Muriel, she was the student who the was suffering the anti-semitic, anti-American diatribes by her commie professor. She had exhausted every avenue at the school and wrote to us in sheer desperation.
Read the full story here: ACTION ALERT: UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN'S JEW HATING PROFESSOR KIRIL PETKOV
Here's an excerpt:
In a discussion involving Orthodox Judaism, he said: "Jew will throw some rotten egg on your car" [If you drive a car on the Sabbath day] and:
"You will be stoned on the Sabbath day if you work on the Sabbath day"
In his explanation that Allah is the source of all good and all evil, he said: "He is the only power there is..."
In his explanation about the belief that the prophet Jesus was replaced by a clone in order to fool the Jews, he said the plan worked: "Because the Jews are stupid!" ***This was met by laughter from the students, and my appalled look of horror. I started scribbling down this quote, and he noticed me, then clarifies: "Don't take this as a slur against the Jewish people. It is a part of the Muslim tradition."
In his explanation of the dhimmis, I asked him a question: "What is done with atheists and agnostics then?" He says: "Atheists do not exist in the ancient time period." and, "People do not have the cognitive ability to be atheists..." and, "Okay, maybe there is 5 atheists." and, "There is no place in the world where atheism was the social norm." And he explained that it is acceptable for Muslims to convert Pagans by force - pagans being those people who have not found any god.
No wonder Muriel was beside herself. Anyway, Atlas activists come through yet again. Look at Muriel's recent missive.
It worked! Better than I could have dreamed, might I add! How can I thank you? How can I thank your readers? They emailed, and phoned, in DROVES!
Everything below is pieced together from memory of the conversation.
I received a phone call from Brian Copp this afternoon. He was courteous, and started the conversation by simply stating that I have brought national attention to the situation in Kiril Petkov's classroom. He said that they have been receiving messages from all across the country in admonishment against the school. I couldn't help but smile. :)
He asked me, why had I not decided to approach the University first? I told him, point blankly - this is not the first time I have been wronged at this University. The first time I had tried to file a grievance report on a professor, I had hit blockade after blockade. I remarked about how well defended these bad professors are here, but the problem isn't simply UWRF - but Universities spanning the country. Why should I bother approaching anyone at the University when I already know the outcome? What good could come from that? What changes will be made that way? So, I told him, this is why I went to the media.
He sounded quiet - surprised at my resolve. He asked me if I would come in and meet with him and E. Craig Morris (assistant to the Chancellor) and discuss the matter. I asked him, what good would that do? You will simply try to make the claim that I misinterpreted Petkov's words when I did NOT.. You will tell me I heard him wrong, or that it didn't happen when it DID. He admits that it is my word against Petkov's word. He asks - so you will not speak with us? I changed my mind. I said, I'll speak to you about the state of the University system, and about student rights for a decent education.
We set a date. He invited me to bring a friend. By friend - perhaps he means my mommy, or a student. Perhaps he's smart enough to know I might consider bringing in a reporter, or a lawyer. I'm not sure yet - but I have a little over a week to decide!
Thank you Xinfinity.
Muriel, keep us posted!
UPDATE: ATLAS ALUMNI ACTION!
From: "Betty Bergland" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Nate" <e-mail redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: Kiril Petkov
I am not sure how to respond to this posting, but I will forward your > email to our interim Department Chair. I appreicate your concern and your > keeping me informed of this. I will retain your email and get back to you > as more information is available to me. >
History and Philosophy-UWRF
As an alumnus (Class of 91), I have to say that, if the allegations >> outlined in both blog postings against Professor Petkov and Professor Bergland are true, education at UWRF has declined since I graduated from there.
When I was a student at UW-RF, I was studying Biology and Conservation. I > wasn't the world's best student, but what I remember was an almost total lack of political ideology in my professors when it came to class lectures and the like. When you went to class, you were given both sides of a story, and were allowed to form your own opinions based on that knowledge.
Now, sadly, it seems that UW-RF has jumped on the bandwagon of political correctness and liberal ideology, as well as converting an introductory History Class (History 101 - From the Origins of Civilizations to 1500) >> into something more akin to an introductory Theology class. Granted, professors of all stripes will inject their own views in their teachings - this is unavoidable - but to have a professor who is teaching a general >> overview class regarding history inject little anecdotes about Jesus being a 'clone' and Jews believing it because 'Jews are stupid', or having a professor of Recent U.S. History from 1945 to the Present showing such >anti-American sentiment as is outlined in Ms Montgomery's e-mails to Pamela Geller is outrageous.
Until today, I proudly displayed a UW-RF Alumni sticker on the back window of my car. I have removed said sticker because of the embarrassment I feel that a school I was proud of, a school which certainly seemed to value discussion and 'seeing-both-sides-of-the-argument', has sunk as low as this.
Class of 1991