A college in Wisconsin has banned 9/11 remembrances because it could offend Muslims. The Washington Examiner reports:
Administrators at Ripon College in Wisconsin have ruled that a Sept. 11 memorial cannot take place on campus because it may offend Muslim students.
The private school cited bias reports that were filed during last year’s Sept. 11 memorial project, a project that was a part of Young America’s Foundation’s iconic patriotism initiative which takes place across the country on campuses every year.
The school’s Bias Protocol Board said the project creates an “environment” where “students from a Muslim background would feel singled out and/or harassed.” As a result, Ripon students will not be allowed to hang flyers as part of their vigil to remember the victims of Sept. 11.
According to YAF, administrators claimed that one of their objections is “because radical Islamist terrorism ‘represents a small percentage of the terrorist attacks that happened to this country, and they don’t represent the full gamut, and they show a very small picture of a specific religion or nationality instead of the larger viewpoint.’”
Why would Muslim students be offended in commemorating innocent victims of a mass killing? Did the college just admit that all Muslims are terrorists? It certainly gives that impression.
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One cannot erase history by avoiding it. Destroying history or ignoring it is a foolish and dangerous practice and insulting to victims.
you didn’t want to offend a few muslims, so to bell with everyone else!!!
Parents get you children out of there fast.
If the shoe fits wear it! Offend?
People at that university should still be honored.