From Stanford Law School, former NR associate editor Anthony Dick sends word that a group has invited a 9/11 truther to speak this afternoon:
The Civil Rights Civil Liberties Society has invited Sander Hicks to speak at the law school today, billing him as "a multimedia political activist committed to the preservation of civil liberties and civil rights for all Americans."
In fact, Mr. Hicks is a 9/11 conspiracy theorist committed to the proposition that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 were orchestrated by the United States government, which is now murdering its citizens to cover up the truth. In his own words:
"The 9/11 commission was a coverup. . . . 9/11 was the product of a conspiracy — specifically a conspiracy between the CIA, Pakistani intelligence, and the so-called al-Qaeda organization, which is really most likely just a product of Pakistani intelligence and CIA intelligence."
Mr. Hicks is now touring the country speaking about "The FBI murder of Dr. David Graham," a fellow 9/11 conspiracy theorist who died in 2004.
Tomorrow's appearance at SLS will be the latest installment in Mr. Hicks's deranged slander campaign, which insults the men and women of the United States government and trivializes the tragedy of September 11th. It is utterly disgraceful to give this man a platform to speak at Stanford Law School.