Not a Tenured Professor

West Point Professor William Bradford argues in favor of targeting Islamic holy sites, attacking those opposed to the war on terror as a "fifth column."
In a lengthy academic paper, the professor, William C Bradford, proposes to threaten “Islamic holy sites” as part of a war against undifferentiated Islamic radicalism. That war ought to be prosecuted vigorously, he wrote, “even if it means great destruction, innumerable enemy casualties, and civilian collateral damage”.

Other “lawful targets” for the US military in its war on terrorism, Bradford argues, include “law school facilities, scholars’ home offices and media outlets where they give interviews” – all civilian areas, but places where a “causal connection between the content disseminated and Islamist crimes incited” exist.

“Shocking and extreme as this option might seem, [dissenting] scholars, and the law schools that employ them, are – at least in theory – targetable so long as attacks are proportional, distinguish noncombatants from combatants, employ nonprohibited weapons, and contribute to the defeat of Islamism,” Bradford wrote.
West Point would like you to know that he wrote this before joining their faculty, and that his views are his own and none of theirs'. The article in question has been taken down, the journal says that publishing it was a "mistake," and they've published in its place a rebuttal explaining that the piece you can no longer read was wrong about everything.

Bradford appears to have a colorful history of being denied tenure for his unorthodox views. He's hugely productive as a scholar, but productive of things that make people's heads spin. Some might argue that this is part of a professor's job, at least if he's a law professor or a philosophy professor! But not, apparently, his past employers.


james said...

I'd avoid Mecca, precisely because this is a religious war, and I predict the effects would be counterproductive.

Grim said...

You're right about the Hajj: according to theology, the trip is to be made by those who can make it. Destroy the possibility, and you just relieve them of the obligation. The Koran is full of stuff like that. Fasting on Ramadan is mandatory only if it's not too hard -- if you're sick, or just on a journey, make up the fasting days later. No problem.

Besides, the Hajj has been of some benefit. Malcolm X abandoned the racist Nation of Islam perversion of Islam after going on it, because he could see that all races and kinds were there on Hajj. The stuff being preached back home was lies, and he could see it with his own eyes.

Ymar Sakar said...

Besides, the Hajj has been of some benefit. Malcolm X abandoned the racist Nation of Islam perversion of Islam after going on it, because he could see that all races and kinds were there on Hajj.

Malcom X could see things for what they really were and broke past the indoctrination of the whites and blacks that kept his race down. Which is why they killed him along with MLK Jr.

Ymar Sakar said...

The fifth column the prof speaks of is real, but unlike what he thinks, they aren't the insurgents. They are his commanding officers and employers. They are, branch wise, the Leftist alliance.

Grim said...

Who is the "they" that killed both Malcolm X and MLK? This leftist alliance is all embracing indeed if it includes both James Earl Ray and the Nation of Islam.

Ymar Sakar said...

The Nation of Islam, Black Panthers, New Black Panthers, Jackson's money laundering, Sharpton's money laundering, BlackLivesMatter.

Your intel sources and analysis results are surely lacking, Grim. Then again, being a Democrat would do that, as they don't allow certain areas to be researched and the dots connected.

Even Horo has interesting stories about someone he helped get killed while working with the Left + Black Panthers.

Grim said...

What does any of that have to do with James Earl Ray? You know he was a Wallace fan. Hard to tie that to the radical black left.