University of Minnesota student government votes against 9/11 ceremony, “Don’t Offend Muslims”

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(Conservative Post) A resolution to honor the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks each year at the University of Minnesota was rejected by the student government there, with some students expressing concern that such a measure could foster “Islamaphobia.”

Twenty-three of the students representing undergraduates voted for it, three abstained, and 36 voted against it.

David Algadi, director of Minnesota Students Association wrote:

“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?”

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This is what Rev. Graham wrote on the issue:

A resolution to honor the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks each year at the University of Minnesota was rejected by the student government there, with some students expressing concern that such a measure could foster “Islamaphobia.” You’d better believe we should be afraid of Islam! Islamic terrorists just killed over 129 people in Paris and injured 350. Islamic terrorists brought down a Russian airliner over the Sinai, killing 224 people.

Islamic terrorists, in two bombings last night and today, killed 46 and injured 120 in Nigeria. And let us never forget that Islamic terrorists took the lives of nearly 3000 Americans on September 11, 2001 and injured scores at the Boston Marathon bombing. Not commemorating 9/11 would be like not remembering Pearl Harbor because we don’t want to possibly offend the Japanese. How stupid is that?

President George W. Bush said it so well, “Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” Here’s my message to the students of the University of Minnesota—Wake up, we live in a dangerous world.

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