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Professor sparks controversy with 9/11-Nazi link

A University of Colorado professor who is active on Indian issues is sparking controversy for comparing the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to Nazis.

Ward Churchill, chairman of the ethnic studies department at CU-Boulder, is speaking at Hamilton College in New York next month. He was originally scheduled to talk about Native inmates but will instead address the 9/11-Holocaust statement that has inflamed debate on the campus.

The debate grew as Colorado Congressmen Mark Udall (D) and Rep. Bob Beauprez (R) called on Churchill to resign and apologize. Churchill [Biography] says he stands by his remark, which appeared in a paper.

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