Iowa State Professor Asks Students to Pen 9/11 Essay Through Eyes of the Terrorists

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Mar 28, 2017 7:00 PM
Iowa State Professor Asks Students to Pen 9/11 Essay Through Eyes of the Terrorists

Its been 16 years since terrorists struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and killed almost 3,000 Americans, but colleges are still trying to distort what happened on September 11, 2001. At Iowa State University, International Studies Professor James Strohman gave his students an unthinkable assignment. He wants them to pen an essay in which they adopt the Al Qaeda terrorists' point of views. The College Fix obtained a copy of the homework assignment.

“Write a paper that gives a historical account of 9/11 from the perspective of the terrorist network," the prompt read. "In other words, how might Al-Qaeda or a non-Western historian describe what happened.” 

A university spokesman assured The College Fix that the assignment in no way diminishes the tragedy. 

Yet, this class assignment is another example of campuses trying to emphasize globalism and inclusiveness while pushing patriotism under the rug every time we recognize a September 11 anniversary. Instead of doling out their politically correct agendas on 9/11, schools should encourage students to remember the fallen and understand why we say "God Bless America."