The University of Minnesota, in a moment of clarity and sanity, decided this week to ignore students complaining about Islamophobia and honor the dead killed on 9/11/2001 with a moment of silence on 9/11/2016.
The brouhaha was launched when Theo Menon, a Minnesota Student Association representative and member of the College Republicans, brought a resolution before the Minnesota Student Association on October 6 to offer a “moment of recognition” on the anniversary of the massacre. The resolution read simply:
Whereas, the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, still have a lasting effect on students and staff, Whereas, the events of that date are of immeasurable importance to the world we live in today, Whereas, There is currently no recognition of this event(s) on the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus,
Therefore, be it resolved, That the Minnesota Student Association formally recommends to the University of Minnesota Administration that there be a moment of recognition on September 11th and all years following. Read More