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Professor Links Conservative Student Group to Hitler

Oliver Darcy of Campus Reform reports:

A professor turned to Facebook on Sunday to challenge a conservative student group’s plan to raffle an “assault rifle” this Friday, a day that happens to be the 18th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing and one day before Adolf Hitler’s birthday.

“[I] applaud you on the choice of dates for your ‘Give Away of an Assault Rifle’ Banquet,” wrote Clemson University Professor John Coggeshall on a Facebook post directed at school’s Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter.

“It’s the same date as the Oklahoma City bombing [SIC] and the day before Adolph Hitler’s birthday,” he continued.

Nick James, the YAF chapter president, denied on Facebook that his club chose the date for any symbolic reasons.

“We simply selected dates which worked for our club and did not conflict with major campus events,” he said.

But in an interview with Campus Reform on Tuesday, Coggeshall continued to speculate the group picked the date for alternative reasons, saying he found it “interesting” the group would raffle off a gun on such a “symbolic date.”

Coggeshall, however, refused to make an accusation, saying again he found the coincidental timing to be “interesting.”

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