Theo Menon, the student group representative to MSA for the College Republicans at UMN is responsible for introducing the resolution, which was voted against with 36-23. Manon wrote the resolution in order tor recognize the innocent men, women and serviceman who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
“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.”
Other proponents of the resolution argued in forum that its passage could bring up controversial topics, and that a healthy dialogue and campus tension reduction would ensue from the moment of recognition.
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.”
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?”
Contrary to Algadi, Cameron Holl, a Student Senator for the College of Liberal Arts, condemned the resolution’s failure as, “simply un-American.”
Why can't anybody see that there is racism in this whole debate? However, it's not where liberals might have you believe. If you look at the above question about having moments of silence for “all the times white folks have done something terrible”, you'll see that their counterargument isn't about commemorating a tragedy, it's about a growing hatred towards white people, which really doesn't make any sense considering that the Americans that died that day were made up of many skin colors and nationalities. Ignoring these tragedies and turning a blind eye to the violence of Islam is like thanking somebody for a slap in the face. And this is exactly what they want. By scolding people for standing against them, they're helping further their jihad.
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who in their right mind believes ANYTHING from the official report?
Their parents have FAILED……………..
“Students” says it all! Not educated or wise enough to know what the hell they are talking about.
By the way. Minnesota has the largest muslim Somali refugee population in the country- probably all going to the university for free and making fools of themselves and other clueless students.
Where is the university administration? Respect our history or leave the country. Simple solution to an issue from simple minded idiots.