More proof today about how backward, insecure, and insular America’s college campuses are becoming.
University of Minnesota’s Theo Menon, student group representative to the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) for the College Republicans, recently proposed a resolution for a moment of recognition on future anniversaries of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Well apparently this was too much to ask as the liberals in the MSA struck the resolution down due to it possibly being offensive to muslims. Yup. Once again, college America shows that it has no balls whatsoever.
‘I wrote this resolution because I think we need to recognize the victims of this world-changing event,’ said Menon, ‘The innocent men, women, and servicemen who died on that day deserve to be honored.’
Nathan Amundson serves as President of UMN’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter and student group representative for Write Things, a creative writing group. Amundson said debate on the resolution centered around whether enacting the moment of recognition might instill a more islamophobic sentiment on campus.
‘This resolution was non-controversial and was supported by the MSA’s President and Vice-President,’ said Amundson, ‘However, several members, in exchanges with CRs rep Theo Menon, were militant in their opposition to it due to a perceived bias toward Muslims.’
Note to all college students: we don’t live in a muslim country! This is a country where we can openly express a 9/11 moment of silence.
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.’
You know what space is unsafe for students? Afghanistan. Or Syria. Or Somalia. Or Turkey. Or anywhere in the middle east. Students need to wise up and learn that they are in a serious bubble of liberal BS and look out into the real world. The fact that we can even have a 9/11 moment of silence is a great testament to those that fought for that right. I say, have one anyway and damn those who say otherwise.
(Source: MN Republic)