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Rutgers Has Egg on Their Face for Cancelling Conservative Alum’s Speech. Here’s What They’re Saying Now.

Shameful display on the part of Rutgers.

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Rutgers University decided to cancel the speech of Fox News analyst and alum Lisa Daftari who was due to speak on campus on October 16, after an online petition started by students slapped the “Islamophobe” label on her.

Daftari is Iranian-American and works as an investigative journalist making frequent appearances on many major news networks to provide commentary on foreign affairs, with a particular focus on the Middle East and counter-terrorism.

The Muslim Public Relations Council on campus started an online petition that called Daftari an “apologetic Islamophobe,” which managed to garner more than 1,600 signatures. The group also penned an opinion piece for the school paper saying Daftari “threatens the safety of students.”

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A petition supporting Daftari’s right to speak was also started, gaining more than 1,600 signatures as well.

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After the backlash for inviting Daftari, the school initially responded with support of her. “We invite a variety of speakers to campus with varying backgrounds and professional expertise,” the university said in a statement released on Twitter. “Our events are structured to allow all participants to engage in conversation, voice their points of view, and generate public debate about important issues.”

Vice Chancellor Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui added, “If these issues are not brought to the forefront and given a chance to be debated, then they may continue to stay buried. Bringing a professional to campus who can help us spark interest on the topic and call attention to a particular issue is important.”

Daftari’s lecture was entitled “Radicalism on College Campuses” and she said she planned to discuss free speech. In an interview with The Daily Wire, Daftari said she was invited by the Chancellor’s office and that the school suggested the topic for her talk.

“The school informed me in a phone conversation that they wanted to cancel but would rather call it a ‘postponement,’ with no talk of a future date, and not a cancellation, because it reflected badly upon the school,” Daftari said prior to the school’s new statement.

In a statement, Rutgers University’s Director of Public and Media Relations claimed Sifuentes-Jáuregui sent another invitation to Daftari to reschedule and apologized for “the confusion.”

“The University has offered several dates for her to come to campus in November,” the statement said. “The University’s position on the free exchange of ideas is clear; the ability to respectfully present, discuss and debate matters in the public interest is at the heart of what every great university does. Such free and respectful discussion is fundamental to Rutgers’ core values and is practiced every day at Rutgers.”

Daftari reached out to the Daily Wire and notified them that she was going to decline the new invitation. In an email she wrote in response to the university, Daftari said that, “to come back after the damage has been done to my reputation and suggest this was some misunderstanding and to continue with the premise that the event was merely postponed, lacks the integrity and respect that I would have hoped from my alma mater.”

This isn’t the only offer that Daftari has received, however. The college’s Young Americans for Liberty group has extended an offer to host Daftari, though there’s been no word as of this writing on whether or not she will accept.

Source: Daily Wire

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Video: Protester Rips MAGA Hat From Teenager’s Head, Tosses It Over Wall & Cusses Him Out

What a joke!

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Liberals can be summed up with one word: triggered. Everything annoys them to no end, to the point where they feel they need to get violent. We see it happen on nearly a daily basis. Check out what went down when a teenage boy decided to wear a MAGA hat in our nation’s capitol. It didn’t go over well with a random future Joe Biden voter. WATCH: https://twitter.com/charlienicole/status/1279905108289941505?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1279905108289941505%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fhorrible-trump-supporters-in-dc-accosted-and-harassed-by-blm-thug-who-stole-their-maga-hats-video%2F Criminals seemingly don’t have as bad a reputation as police officers. Without question, ex-cop Derek Chauvin was in the wrong when he placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. But why are all officers being blamed for one bad apple? It’s not right. Some cops are fed-up. From Miami Herald: The 10 members of the Hallandale Beach Police Department’s SWAT team have stepped down from their roles, citing among other grievances anger over the city’s police chief kneeling with protesters earlier this week, a memo the officers signed read. They will remain with the police department. On Friday morning, Hallandale Beach received a memo from the members of the SWAT team with a list of grievances, Hallandale Beach City Manager Greg Chavarria said. Police Chief Sonia Quiñones has set a meeting with the 10 officers on Monday to hear their concerns, collect their equipment and thank them for their service. Let’s hear your thoughts in the comment section…

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Report: President Trump to Refile Paperwork This Week That Will Rescind DACA Program

A big move…

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Like most things nowadays, DACA has long divided conservatives and liberals. On Monday, it was reported that President Trump is set to make a big move later in the week. Here’s the scoop, via The Hill: President Trump is expected to refile paperwork this week to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers protections for thousands of young immigrants, according to multiple people familiar with the planning. Trump was initially expected to move to once again rescind the Obama-era program last week, but it was pushed back, according to one source. The exact timing remains in flux, but Trump is now expected to file the paperwork this week. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows hinted in an interview with Fox News earlier Monday that the president was readying executive action on immigration issues, though he did not offer specifics. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts hasn’t been the conservative stalwart Republicans had expected when first nominated by President George W. Bush. Anything but, really. After siding with his liberals peers yet again, GOP Senator Tom Cotton (AR) is telling Roberts he should step aside. WATCH: https://twitter.com/SenTomCotton/status/1273937709745217536 President Trump’s thoughts… https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1273633632742191106?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1273633632742191106&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthefederalist.com%2F2020%2F06%2F18%2Fcotton-if-john-roberts-wants-to-write-laws-he-should-resign-and-run-for-office%2F Check this out… https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1273256522970267648

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