The Washington Examiner reported that Ripon College in Wisconsin has decided there can be no memorial to 911 on their campus this year because it might offend Muslims. The “Bias protocol board” ruled that this year there would be no flyers, no banners, no remembrance. Some are not happy about the ban on posters, and see it as an attempt to “sanitize” US History.
“This attempt by Ripon College’s ‘bias protocol board’ to sanitize the truth out of remembering the anniversary of September 11 proves the necessity of YAF’s iconic 9/11: Never Forget Project, as well as the need for bold YAF activists. YAF’s leadership in creating meaningful memorials on this important date in our nation’s history ensures that the rising generation remembers the 2,977 innocent lives lost. The administrators’ reliance on feelings rather than facts betrays their intention to cower from the truth rather than highlight the scourge of radical Islamist terror for what it is: evil.” Young America’s Foundation Spokesman Spencer Brown
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What’s the reasoning? “Students from a Muslim background would feel singled out and/or harassed.”
There’s that “feelings” word again. What about the families of the victims, did they have “feelings?” What about those FDNY firefighters who had to witness the carnage? Did they have feelings? And Thos who have died since because of the toxicity of thesite as they had to crawl through jagged metal, extreme dust to find more victims? Don’t their feelings count?
Remembering September 11, 2001 is as important as remembering Pearl Harbor on December 7. Innocent lives were taken. Thousands died. The only way to stop repeating history is to face it head on.
The argument that “radical Islam” is a “small part of the whole” is bunk. It exists. It kills innocent people. The sooner we stop playing to people’s feelings and start walking in truth the quicker we will see clearly past the lies we have been fed.
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