Kevin Barrett heads back to class today.
The controversial UW Madison lecturer teaches his first class on the history of Islam today. While reporters will apparently be allowed inside the lecture hall, cameras will not. That doesn't surprise a state lawmaker who's been a critic of both Barrett and university administrators who've allowed him to teach the course. Representative Steve Nass, a Whitewater Republican, has repeatedly called for the UW to sever ties with Barrett, who holds the controversial view that the U.S. government was somehow behind the 9-11 attacks on America, and who intends to devote some class time to that assertion.
Nass says he'll be very interested to hear what Barrett might say to reporters, noting that the university sent Barrett a letter warning him to stop associating his controversial ideas with the UW. As for the substance of Barrett's class, Nass suggests it's “pretty much for entertainment purposes.”
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