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Controversial, former UW Lecturer to release book questioning the "War on Terror"


MADISON (WKOW) -- Former UW Lecturer Kevin Barrett is releasing a new book, claiming the election of President Barack Obama shows the American people question the Bush Administration's 'War on Terror'.

Barrett's controversial comments include allegations the U.S. Government was behind the 9/11 attacks.  The UW was highly criticized when it hired Barrett to teach a course on Islam in the Fall of 2006.  Barrett insisted the discussions on 9/11 would be limited, and he was allowed to teach the course, however, he was not hired back for another session.

In a new book, Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters, Barrett claims voters elected Obama because they were skeptical about the Bush Administration's War on Terror.

In the book, Barrett writes, "By voting for a dark-skinned guy with a Muslim father, a middle name Hussein and a last name that sounds like Osama, Americans were saying they didn't buy the Fox News propaganda demonizing Arabs, Muslims, and other vaguely dark-skinned people with funny names." 

The book comes out July 1, 2009.

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