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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC course on 9/11 criticized in conservative publications

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. A University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill course about the 9/11 terrorist attacks has gained national attention after critics claimed the class is taught from the perspective of radical Islamists instead of victims' families. In a post on the website, Alec Dent, who identified himself as a UNC student, wrote that a seminar titled "Literature of 9/11" focused on those who view the United States as an imperialist nation. "The reading assignments for the class, which includes poems, memoirs and graphic novels, present terrorists in a sympathetic light and American political leaders as greedy, war hungry and corrupt," Dent...