Northwestern University professor is son of leaders of 'Weather Underground' terrorist group

 May 2, 2024

Everyone remembers the controversial connections between former President Barack Obama and the "Weather Underground." It was a major issue during his 2008 campaign. 

Interestingly, as anti-Israel protests continue to emerge across the country at a large number of universities, some of the universities are striking deals with the violent protesters, with Northwestern University being the latest.

One of the school's radical professors, Zayd Ayers Dohrn, is none other than the son of former radical terrorist group "Weather Underground" leader Bernardine Rae Dohrn and Bill Ayers, Fox News reported.

The domestic terrorist group was responsible for a number of bombings at the time they were active in the 1960s.

Who is he?

Dohrn is listed as "a writer, professor, and director of the MFA in Writing for Screen and Stage in the Department of Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern University."

In addition to his role at the university, Dohrn also hosts the "Mother Country Radicals" podcast, where he talks about being the son of parents who led the most radical domestic terrorism group in U.S. history.

He recalled his childhood experiences in a previous interview with The Guardian.

"My parents never hid any of this from me. I knew, from when I was three or four, that we used fake names. I knew we moved around a lot, made calls from public phones, and paid for everything in cash. I knew somebody was chasing us, but didn’t know what "FBI" meant – why they, or it, wanted to catch us or what would happen if they did," Dohrn said.

Fox News noted:

The Weather Underground group wreaked havoc in the 1960s and 70s, bombing 20 targets, including the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol and the State Department, all to protest the Vietnam War and support other left-wing causes.

Deal struck

It just so happens that Northwestern, where Dohrn teaches, struck a deal with the anti-Israel protesters this week, promising to re-establish "an advisory committee on university investments and other commitments" in exchange for less protest activity.

Social media users reacted to the news of the university capitulating to the protesters and it's very interesting professor who happens to be the son of notorious domestic terrorists.

"Tell me Barack Obama is orchestrating all of this without telling me," one X user wrote.

Another X user summed it up best, writing, "Anyone surprised?"

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