SLA Terrorist to Return to Teaching at the University of Illinois

SLA Terrorist to Return to Teaching at the University of Illinois

The 1970s terrorist group the Symbionese Lebanese Army is most famous for the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst, but they were responsible for multiple robberies and violence, including at least two murders. And one of their members is about to return to teaching at the University of Illinois.

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The University of Illinois has three campuses, Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, and Springfield. The first one was the professional home of Bill Ayers for nearly two decades. Ayers, a longtime friend of the Obama family, was a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most violent of the radical groups of the 1960s and early 1970s.

Until a writer from the News-Gazette reported on his past with the mid-1970s terror group, the Symbionese liberation Army, former member James Kilgore, from 2009 until this spring, was an adjunct professor at the Urbana-Champaign campus–which is my alma mater.

So far no terrorists have been discovered teaching at the Springfield campus, but that is where former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees when the school was known at Sangamon State University. Churchill, whose invented Native American ancestry came to light when people looked into his background after he referred to the office worker victims of the World Trade Center attack as “Little Eichmanns,” says he built bombs for Ayers’ group.

Ayers retired and Churchill was fired for plagiarism. But Kilgore will be back teaching at the U of I this spring.

This will allegedly cost the school millions of dollars in donations, but they’re committed to hiring terrorists to teach the young minds that will make up the future. After all, who else is best to indoctrinate those minds will radical left-wing ideology than terrorists like Bill Ayers and James Kilgore?

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