Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Shame on NYU

Here is the text of an open email I just sent NYU (
Shame on NYU

This email is to voice my shock and dismay at the cowardice and hypocrisy displayed by NYU in limiting the public’s access to tonight’s important free speech event. I am sure you are already aware of the vital importance of free speech and of academic freedom, and that you fully understand the true test of these principles comes only when someone disagrees with them. You are now faced with such a moment, and by giving in to Muslim intimidation, you have not only failed to uphold your stated principles, but are actively emboldening those who seek to curtail and eventually eliminate all such freedom. Shame on you for abandoning what you know to be right.

Amit Ghate
I'd urge everyone to send their own version.


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