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September 27, 2007

Former Italian President Returns Honorary Degree To Columbia, Citing Its Cottoning of "Old-Fashioned Racialist"

Of course this story isn't appearing on the American (or even world) newswires. Our man in Poland, who wants to be known by his nickname "Hot," sends this translation of a Polish wire story, which I've cleaned up slightly.

The former president writes to " old-fashioned racialists"

Rome,Italy - september

In protest against the invitation of the president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at Columbia University, former Italian president Francesco Cossiga gave back the title of the doctor Honoris Causa of this University. Senator Cossiga wrote that he was indignant organizing the lecture of the Iranian leader by the chancellor of UC , whose he called "a threatening neonazi and a Islamic terrorist".

The former Italian president reminded in the sharp letter to the rector of the University Columbia that Ahmadinejad expressed the thirst of the destruction of Israel.

"Regardfully for six millions of murdered Jews whose you - old-fashioned racialists, and today also advocates of Islamic terrorists - I, a Catholic, return the title granted to me of Honoris Cause and I burn the toga which you gave to me" - declared Cossiga.

His letter finished with words: "without respect -- Francesco Cossiga".

The link to the Polish-language paper carrying this story is here. "Hot" says he's unable to find a single other reference to the protest.

The MSM has a man-crush on Mahmoud.

Too bad there are no gays in Iran.


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