[After getting "schooled" by the President of Columbia University] Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday challenged the audience to look into "who was truly involved" in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, defended his right to question established Holocaust history and denied there were gay Iranians. [He also said his country was the victim of terrorists the US supported.]
When pressed about the harsh treatment of women, homosexuals and academics who challenge Iran's government, Ahmadinejad painted a rosy picture, saying, "Women in Iran enjoy the highest levels of freedom," he said.
He elicited laughter and boos from the audience at Columbia University when he said, "In Iran, we don't have homosexuals, like in your country." [ROTC was kicked off the Columbia campus in least in part because of the don't-ask-don't-tell policy -- see Advocates for Columbia ROTC]
Afterwards, the students seemed subdued, processing, almost stunned as they filed quietly off the yard.
The visit was arranged by the Columbia University School of Terrorism (obviously a spoof)
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