Conservative Group Creates 9/11 Memorial Posters. University's Response is Absolutely Appalling.
A conservative group at Ripon College has been informed by a “college bias team” — whatever that is — has deemed their 9/11 memorial posters to be unacceptable as they are offensive to students with a Muslim background.
Never mind how offense a Muslim student’s religion and background might be to someone who lost a loved one during this horrific attack by an Islamic zealot. That’s perfectly acceptable it seems.
The poster from the Young America’s Foundation features a nine-square grid featuring imagery of terrorist attacks carried out by Islamic radicals. Some of the incidents depicted on the poster include images from the 9/11 bombings, an Islamic State beheading, and the USS Cole bombing.Advertisement - story continues below
In the center of the grid, text reading “Never Forget” can be seen.
The bias team at Ripon College, a liberal arts college in Ripon, Wisconsin, determined that YAF’s “Never Forget” posters are against the school’s policy — but the conservative group maintains that the imagery on the posters is zeroed in on Islamic terrorism and not targeting Muslims at large.
On Tuesday, members of YAF met with the school’s campus bias team where a campus official reportedly declared that the campaign’s posters zeroed in “relentlessly on one religious organization, one religious group, one religious identity.”Advertisement - story continues below
The official purportedly added, “In associating that one religious identity with terrorist attacks, which go back far before 9/11 and after 9/11, creates for some students here an environment which they feel like they are not able to learn.”
The official allegedly noted the posters create an environment in which “students from a Muslim background would feel singled out or harassed.”
Another official stated the posters do not “add” to “the conversation about 9/11, or about the politics of terrorism, or about national security, or responses to it that couldn’t be done easily and more constructive without the poster.”
YAF snagged some audio of the conversation as well.
How sad is it that these young Americans are turning on their country and more or less spitting on the memories of those we lost on that horrific day, simply to appease Muslim students.
Would that same kind of courtesy be extended to posters that offended Christians? We all know the answer to that, don’t we?
We as a society are apt to forget the tragedies that happened in our history, therefore, we need constant reminders on every corner to refresh our memories about the important lessons we should take away from the wickedness and evil that goes down in this world.