Goucher College Professor Arrested on Charges of Genocide

Scholars At Risk NetworkStudents at the Goucher College are probably used to faculty being absent to present papers on subjects like genocide, but in the case of Leopold Munyakazi, he was pulled away to present a defense on genocide. Professor Munyakazi has been arrested on charges of genocide in Rwanda.

Munyakazi has been suspended him with pay. He is charged with murder and several genocide-related counts in 1994 when more than a half-million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed.

He has insisted that these allegations are untrue:

Munyakazi, who is Hutu, told The Sun that the charges that he helped incite attacks on Tutsis are false. “I never did this. I myself was targeted by the militias. How could I collaborate with people who were hunting me?”

He also previously argued at the deaths in the country were not genocide.

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18 thoughts on “Goucher College Professor Arrested on Charges of Genocide”

  1. Bron98:

    Maybe I should have been clearer but I intended to agree with Francis Fukuyama,a conservative in every sense, who uttered the comment that Mad Dr. K is indeed mad!

    Here just one example of the clarity of thought of the good doctor K:

    “I would come to his defense if I knew what he had said, and if he had said blacks have an inherent predisposition to criminality, I would not defend him, but I don’t, I’m not sure that’s what he said.”

  2. Professor Munyakazi shouldn’t be discouraged. There’s about to be an opening for President in Zimbabwe.

  3. Bron,

    Sorry. I’ve met Chucky too. If he’s not nuts, the option is evil. Functional, but after about ten minutes talking to him, you don’t have to be a psychiatrist to know his oars aren’t all in the water. I’ll stipulate he’s not a foaming at the mouth lunatic Nazi wannabe whack job like Kristol (whom I’ve also met and suspect is a DSM diagnosable sociopath), but there is something wrong with him. And before the appeal to authority comes back, “But he’s a doctor!” So was Mengele. No, Krauthammer is the worst kind of mental defective – he appears just reasonable enough to slide under some people’s radar. But make no mistake. He isn’t right in the head and he isn’t right about most everything governance related upon any substantive analysis. You won’t get as hammered defending him as you did PNAC, but I’ll tell you for free – the path of defending Krauthammer leads to nearly the same place. You’ve said your piece about your admiration for him – that’s all well and good, but he’s not a source you should waste time or space defending here. He’s not a good source for information, here or elsewhere, unless you are engaged in propaganda analysis. You might was well be using Addington or Yoo. Or Kristol for that matter.

    I say this in the spirit of avoiding unnecessary verbal bloodshed.

    Drop “the Hammer”.

    He’s a tool alright, just not a good one.

  4. Mespo:

    I have personally met Dr. Krauthammer and can say he is not disconnected from reality. Why is that the left always is saying things like that? You make blanket asertions about someones mental state or charecter without any factual basis and for the sole purpose of minimizing their arguments. We on the right are Nazis, war mongers, baby killers, fascists, uptight, have various personality disorders, etc, etc.

    If someone disagrees they are automatically goons. And then you pat each other on the back and say we really took it those right wing nuts.

    You called Dr. Krauthammer insane and you dont even know the man and have never met him. Let alone you are not a shrink. Out of all the people on this website I at least thought you had some respect for reason and truth.

  5. Who did Bush/Cheney free, for god’s sake? Your definition of freedom is…? Your definition of 2+ million displaced out of Iraq……?

  6. late and not so great:

    I tend to agree with Krauthammer former’s ideological soul mate and fellow neocon, Francis Fukuyama, who famously said of the psychiatrist turned pundit, “[he seems] strangely disconnected from reality.” Maybe it’s Krauthammer’s novel way of doing medical research.

  7. “A failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis into a catastrophe.”

    — President Obama, Feb. 4.

    Catastrophe, mind you. So much for the president who in his inaugural address two weeks earlier declared “we have chosen hope over fear.” Until, that is, you need fear to pass a bill.

    And so much for the promise to banish the money changers and influence peddlers from the temple. An ostentatious executive order banning lobbyists was immediately followed by the nomination of at least a dozen current or former lobbyists to high position. Followed by a Treasury secretary who allegedly couldn’t understand the payroll tax provisions in his 1040. Followed by Tom Daschle, who had to fall on his sword according to the new Washington rule that no Cabinet can have more than one tax delinquent.

    The Daschle affair was more serious because his offense involved more than taxes. As Michael Kinsley once observed, in Washington the real scandal isn’t what’s illegal, but what’s legal. Not paying taxes is one thing. But what made this case intolerable was the perfectly legal dealings that amassed Daschle $5.2 million in just two years.

    He’d been getting $1 million per year from a law firm. But he’s not a lawyer, nor a registered lobbyist. You don’t get paid this kind of money to instruct partners on the Senate markup process. You get it for picking up the phone and peddling influence.

    At least Tim Geithner, the tax-challenged Treasury secretary, had been working for years as a humble international civil servant earning non-stratospheric wages. Daschle, who had made another cool million a year (plus chauffeur and Caddy) for unspecified services to a pal’s private equity firm, represented everything Obama said he’d come to Washington to upend.

    And yet more damaging to Obama’s image than all the hypocrisies in the appointment process is his signature bill: the stimulus package. He inexplicably delegated the writing to Nancy Pelosi and the barons of the House. The product, which inevitably carries Obama’s name, was not just bad, not just flawed, but a legislative abomination.

    It’s not just pages and pages of special-interest tax breaks, giveaways and protections, one of which would set off a ruinous Smoot-Hawley trade war. It’s not just the waste, such as the $88.6 million for new construction for Milwaukee Public Schools, which, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, have shrinking enrollment, 15 vacant schools and, quite logically, no plans for new construction.

    It’s the essential fraud of rushing through a bill in which the normal rules (committee hearings, finding revenue to pay for the programs) are suspended on the grounds that a national emergency requires an immediate job-creating stimulus — and then throwing into it hundreds of billions that have nothing to do with stimulus, that Congress’s own budget office says won’t be spent until 2011 and beyond, and that are little more than the back-scratching, special-interest, lobby-driven parochialism that Obama came to Washington to abolish. He said.

    Not just to abolish but to create something new — a new politics where the moneyed pork-barreling and corrupt logrolling of the past would give way to a bottom-up, grass-roots participatory democracy. That is what made Obama so dazzling and new. Turns out the “fierce urgency of now” includes $150 million for livestock (and honeybee and farm-raised fish) insurance.

    The Age of Obama begins with perhaps the greatest frenzy of old-politics influence peddling ever seen in Washington. By the time the stimulus bill reached the Senate, reports the Wall Street Journal, pharmaceutical and high-tech companies were lobbying furiously for a new plan to repatriate overseas profits that would yield major tax savings. California wine growers and Florida citrus producers were fighting to change a single phrase in one provision. Substituting “planted” for “ready to market” would mean a windfall garnered from a new “bonus depreciation” incentive.

    After Obama’s miraculous 2008 presidential campaign, it was clear that at some point the magical mystery tour would have to end. The nation would rub its eyes and begin to emerge from its reverie. The hallucinatory Obama would give way to the mere mortal. The great ethical transformations promised would be seen as a fairy tale that all presidents tell — and that this president told better than anyone.

    I thought the awakening would take six months. It took two and a half weeks.

    By Charles Krauthammer
    Updated: Friday, February 06, 2009

  8. Mercie, Bush & Cheney have freed more people in the world than any person in history; and you despise them for that so what does THAT SAY ABOUT YOU?????????????????????

  9. it’s not that surprising that this man could find a job in the US. we allow war criminals to live and prosper here all time. See, e.g., Bush and Cheney.

  10. Presidential Approval Slipping

    Saturday, February 07, 2009

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Approval Index for Saturday shows that just 34% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing as President.

    Twenty-three percent (26%) of voters Strongly Disapprove to give Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +8 (see trends).

    The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

    Today’s numbers reflect a significant decline for the President since inauguration day. In the first set of interviews conducted after Obama became the nation’s President, 45% Strongly Approved of his performance while 16% Strongly Disapproved for a Presidential Approval Index rating of +29.


  11. Obama Orders Naval Vessel to close to shore to pick up FOB

    HONOLULU — Navy officials say an attempt to pull free a 9,600-ton warship that ran aground off the coast of Honolulu while picking up a White House FOB has been unsuccessful.

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet says Navy tugboats and salvage ship USS Salvor tried to tow the USS Port Royal early Saturday but the guided missile cruiser remained stuck.

    The Navy says it plans to try again after extracting fuel and water from the $1 billion vessel.

    The 9,600-ton ship, while carrying White House guests that included a rear admiral, ran aground Thursday night on a sandy, rocky bottom.

    The cause of the grounding, as well the extent of the damage to the ship, remains under investigation.

  12. Sheeit little Buddha all you use is phrases, jargon and invective c/o Prof. Altemeyer.

    Also it does appear to have some credibility as a google search did turn up some info.

    Your so blinded by your own personal demons that truth has become secondary to your quest for revenge for the 2000 election. Like Ahab you sail the 7 seas looking for your white whale, when you find him little Buddha will he destroy you?

    The collective always destroys the individual

  13. blah blah blah

    You need better than catch phrases and jargon. Both of those are bad logic. Use proof. Read the Rules of Evidence as a starting point. Try a logic textbook. Because that drivel you’re spewing is raw propaganda. Pure obfuscation that appeals to fear by loaded imagery and no fact. It’s crude. Really. Your taskmaster’s hero Goebbels would be appalled at the low quality workmanship. It’s also ineffective because the very medium of your message can debunk your wild claims as quickly as you post them. Indexing is a bitch when you’re trying to hide the truth, isn’t it? And people do love the Google and the Yahoo and such.

  14. Panetta goon manhandles reporter

    Don’t recall any incident in which a Bush administration official had a bodyguard manhandle a reporter, at the CIA or anywhere else.

    Can you imagine the media reaction if this had happened a year ago?

    Following Leon Panetta’s confirmation hearing Thursday, several reporters approached the CIA director-designate in the hallway outside room G-50 in the Dirksen Building.

    There, CongressDaily reporter Chris Strohm — upon asking a question — was physically – and painfully – restrained by a man who accompanied Panetta at hearings both days.

    Strohm, when reached by phone Friday, said he was unsure of the man’s role. “I felt this hand grab my right arm and push me aside,” Strohm said.

    By his account, Strohm told the man, “Please don’t touch me” more than once.

    CQ’s Tim Starks objected when it happened, and later told Politico’s Michael Calderon that he’d never seen any journalist pushed around like that before.

    Imagine how this would have been covered in the Bush administration.

    We would have heard about it on every broadcast channel.

    Keith Olbermann would have complained about Nazi tactics in silencing reporters. Media organizations would have called for Congressional investigation.

    Now? This is the president the left & the media elected and the Hope and Change they wanted. The silence is deafening.

  15. Jesus took a handful of loaves and two fish and fed 5,000 people.

    Barack wants to take a trillion pieces of pork and feed it to a handful of Democratic Party interest groups.

    Jesus picked twelve disciples.

    Barack seems to have gone more for one of those “Dirty Dozen” caper-movie lineups, where the mission is so perilous and so audacious that only the scuzziest lowlifes recruited from every waterfront dive have any chance of pulling it off.

  16. Figures. There are a lot of these types of people working in America colleges. They fled after the genocide and found for some odd reason American colleges hired them without asking questions – even when they suspected something.

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