Annual Sept 11 event banned at University of Minnesota


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More insanity: The student government at the University of Minnesota has rejected doing an annual moment of silence in memory of Sept 11 because it might make Islamic students feel “unsafe.”

At-large MSA representative and Director of Diversity and Inclusion David Algadi voiced severe criticism of the resolution. He also made sure to emphasize 9/11’s status as a national tragedy in his response. “The passing of this resolution might make a space that is unsafe for students on campus even more unsafe,” said Algadi, “Islamophobia and racism fueled through that are alive and well.” Algadi added that holding a moment of recognition over a tragedy committed by non-white perpetrators could increase racist attitudes on campus, asking, “When will we start having moments of silence for all of the times white folks have done something terrible?”

I suspect Algadi would have no problem with any event that made whites or Europeans uncomfortable. In fact, by his very comments it appears he would celebrate it. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he would celebrate the destruction of two skyscrapers and the killing the 3,000 innocents, merely because the act was committed by brown people against white perpetrators.

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4 comments

  • Cotour

    It would not surprise me one bit if all of these types of protests and actions originate with and are timed and coordinated to some degree with the people that surround the president. Lets face it, most of these actions have that kind of smell to them. And I would be confident that as we get closer and closer to the end of this regime that they become bigger and bigger to the point of total chaos when and where it can be perpetrated as time permits. This is what you get when you have community organizing from the very top down. It has never happened before in American history.

    This is “fundamental change” in America.

  • Garry

    Liberal Logic 101

    Moment of silence = Hate speech

  • Wodun

    Aren’t Muslim Americans offended by this? Aren’t our nation’s enemies, like AQ and ISIS, our shared enemies? No one has killed more Muslims, or mistreated them, than these Islamic militant groups.

    You don’t see German Americans getting upset over VE Day or Saving Private Ryan.

  • Phill O

    Viewing some documentaries on the gang violence in Trinidad, the gang members consider themselves as “community organizers”. In deed, they do contribute to the safety and well being of people in their very small locals. This type of thing was gave Osama BL the strength or power to live in Afghanistan. However, I now understand what a “community organizer” is. The racial violence is what the Nazis party did in gaining power.

    The Tea Party movement was slowed by the Occupy Movement which all rational people must conclude was a show of power by the democrats. The same is happening with the unrest at the universities to counteract the strength growing for the republicans.

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