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It would seem that an Ideology that either condones or ignores its own atrocities, and then faints being “offended” when reminded of those deeds, is an Ideology in dire need of soul-searching and reform.

That’s perhaps where the facility at The University of Minnesota along with paying tribute with a moment of silence to those innocent victims of 9/11, should also focus their attention.

Rather then on Theo Menon, a Minnesota Student Association representative and member of the College Republicans who brought about a resolution to the Minnesota Student Association on October 6, 2015 to request a “moment of recognition” on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

The resolution simply read:

“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 important 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."

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That’s it!

Without any mention of Muslims or Islam, however that didn’t stop MSA representative and Director of Diversity and Inclusion David Algadi from writing,

“The passing of this resolution might make a space that is unsafe for students on campus even more unsafe. Islamophobia and racism fueled through that are alive and well. When will we start having moments of silence for all of the times white folks have done something terrible?”

Despite the whiners the University wasn't going to back down in holding its tribute. Spokesperson for UNM, Evan Lapiska, added that “Dean Johnson and President Kaler wanted to make sure the folks were aware that the University is committed to honoring the victims.”

9/11 was and always will be a national tragedy. If anyone is demanding that a tribute to commemorate the victims of 9/11 be cancelled maybe it's time you leave the United States for good.

 

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