Harvard Students: US is a Bigger Threat Than ISIS

Dennis Loo | October 10, 2014

The British paper, Daily Mail Online, reported on October 9, 2014:

Harvard students believe that American [sic] is a bigger threat to world peace than ISIS, according to a recent survey of attendees at the prestigious Cambridge university.

Campus Reform, a self-styled 'campus watchdog' for conservative students, carried out the interviews in the quad at the Ivy League school on Saturday and asked: ‘Who is the bigger threat to world peace, ISIS or the U.S.?’

The students featured in the video were overwhelming in their belief that America and its interventionist foreign policy is a greater threat than the group of Muslim fanatics that have gained global notoriety in recent months through a series of video of Western hostages being beheaded.

‘American imperialism and our protection of oil interests in the Middle East are destabilizing the region and allowing groups like ISIS to gain power,’ said one student.

'We are, at some level, the cause of it,' she adds.

Fox News was appalled by this, especially given that one of its own correspondents conducted the interviews. The interviewer Caleb Bonham accused the students of trying to be "intellectual."

As a retort to students at the nation's most prestigious university, this is rather like accusing athletes of trying to be "athletes."

Dennis Loo is a member of the Steering Committee of World Can't Wait. He graduated with honors from Harvard, majoring in Government. He is proud of the current crop who are not buying the hype!


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