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Campus Anarchy: Preacher Punched & 9/11 Memorial Cancelled

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As any observer of American politics over the last two weeks knows, university campuses are in total anarchy across the country. From Yale University to the University of Missouri, students are rising up in what some have called the beginning of a revolution on college campuses.

Students have become so intolerant of differing opinions that violence is being used to silence alternate thought, and information about violent incidents in our history have been silenced. Campus Reform, a must-read blog dedicated to exposing the insanity on campuses has two stories that will make your head and your heart groan.

At the University of Missouri, students have forced their school’s President to step down in one of the most made-up controversies in recent memory. Protests have continued to rock the school, and this week saw one of the most pathetic attempts to stifle free speech on campus in a long while.

A Christian preacher, Jesse Morrell, was using one of the university’s “Open Air Speaker’s Circles” to spread his message, and in the process, made some statements about Michael Brown, a black teen who died over the summer in Ferguson, sparking nationwide protests. Morrell said that Brown had died for disrespecting the police, according to reports. The Speaker’s Circle is a designated free-speech area on campus, and as such, its participants are entitled to express their opinions openly. If someone doesn’t like the message being spread in this space, they are welcome to leave it. One young man decided that leaving wasn’t far enough to express his displeasure, so he punched Morrell several times in the face. Another instance of the Left’s motto: “Free speech for  me, but not for thee.” So much for tolerance.

Not only does free speech offend America’s college students, but apparently so does the free expression of basic historical facts, like the fact that a terrorist attack occurred on September 11, 2001 and that its perpetrators were Arab Muslims. Campus Reform has that story too: “On Tuesday, November 10, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA)–the undergraduate student government at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN)– rejected a resolution for a moment of recognition on future anniversaries of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”

What could possibly be offensive about an attempt to honor and pay tribute to those killed on 9/11? Campus Reform reports,

“The passing of this resolution might make a space that is unsafe for students on campus even more unsafe,” said [At-large MSA representative and Director of Diversity and Inclusion David] Algadi, “Islamophobia and racism fueled through that are alive and well.”

“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?”

The Onion, a satirical website dedicated to lampooning the news, had the perfect response to the the situation on America’s campuses back in the spring, and is even more timely now.

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