Muslim Student Ass’n at taxpayer-funded school demands ‘Islamophobic speech’ be punished

Muslim Student Ass’n at taxpayer-funded school demands ‘Islamophobic speech’ be punished

San Diego State University, which demonstrated its “tolerance” in November by ending the tradition of naming a homecoming “king” and “queen,” finds itself on the cusp of another epiphany.

The College Fix notes the university, which is funded by taxpayer dollars, is mulling over demands by the Muslim Student Association that administrators enact a “zero tolerance policy explicitly for Islamophobic speech and actions.”

The demands, modeled after similar ones issued by black student associations at campuses across the nation, were lodged after a female Muslim student was allegedly attacked by a white man in a campus parking lot on the afternoon of Nov. 19, about a week after the Paris terrorist attacks, which killed 130 people.

Specific demands include mandatory bystander training, more courses on Islam, and more money for The Center for Intercultural Relations. The association further demands that “the SDSU administration address, alleviate, and eliminate systems of oppression that disproportionately target students of color, womyn [sic], and all marginalized students on campus.”

The language is not all that different from that in a resolution submitted by House Democrats that seeks to “condemn violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.”

According to The College Fix, “the university has not issued a formal response to the demands, but members of the administration have reviewed the list and are currently ‘meeting internally and with the students to discuss their concerns.’”

Whether the meeting will acknowledge the existence of, much less consider, the First Amendment is unstated.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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