Just how stupid are the students at Yale? Stupid enough for some of them to believe that a Pakistani-born student setting an American flag on fire is a college prank and not a political statement.
Sam Massie ’09 said he does not think the arson should be seen as a political.
“In setting fire to the flag, they were endangering house, so I don’t see this as a political thing,” he said. “The fact that the students have foreign-sounding names and that they are three Yale students makes for a sensational story, but it doesn’t bring up any interesting issues."
Well, okay, maybe it's true that Sam Massie never watches the news, reads a newspaper, or opens a book on world events and has no idea that burning the American flag is a time honored tradition of islamists worldwide wanting to show "politcal thing". So these students like Sam Massie are either stupid, uninformed of the world at large, or so intoned with anti-American rhetoric at Yale that a flag burning really is just a college prank.
Either way bodes ill for Yale.