Muslim Student Association REJECTS Moment of Recognition Resolution for 9/11, it’s “Islamophobic”

ByPamela Geller on November 13, 2015
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Muslim groups are brazen, their masks off. Obama has empowered and emboldened them. Is there any American who wouldn’t respect a moment of recognition on future anniversaries of the September 11, 2001 jihad attack for the Americans murdered on 9/11? Only those who align with the jihad savages. MSA is a terror-tied organization named as Muslim Brotherhood in the Holy Land Foundation trial – the largest terrorist funding trial in our nation’s history. The Muslim Student Association insists that enacting the moment of recognition would create an islamophobic sentiment on campus. Got that? Opposing those who attacked us on  9/11 is “islamophobic.” Opposing jihad terror is “islamophobic” thus violent holy war is Islam.

Perhaps all of those students on all those college campuses who protested against me and shouted me down now see exactly what I was saying.

“MSA Rejects Moment of Recognition Resolution for 9/11,” By Kasey Carpenter, Minnesota Republic, November 11, 2015 (thanks to Christian):

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.

Theo Menon, the student group representative to MSA for the College Republicans (CRs) at UMN, introduced the resolution; MSA’s forum voted against it 36-23 (with three abstentions). The proposed resolution pointed to the university’s lack of any sort of commemoration regarding the attacks on 9/11. It then called for a campus-wide moment of recognition on every September 11 from now on.

“I wrote this resolution because I think we need to recognize the victims of this world-changing event,” said Menon, “The innocent men, women, and servicemen who died on that day deserve to be honored.”

Nathan Amundson serves as President of UMN’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter and student group representative for Write Things, a creative writing group. Amundson said debate on the resolution centered around whether enacting the moment of recognition might instill a more islamophobic sentiment on campus.

“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.”

“There was no reason for any student not to vote on this resolution and much of the dissenting discussion was wildly speculative and unrelated to the resolution itself,” said Holl, “Additionally, the same people who voted to close discussion early didn’t offer any amendments or changes to the resolution to find compromise and do their due part as a member of forum, which I think shows a lack of effort and respect for other’s opinions and beliefs.”

University President Eric Kaler, MSA President Joelle Stangler, and MSA Vice President Abeer Syedah all supported the 9/11 moment of recognition resolution. All of this high level support seemingly meant very little, however, given the wide margin of the resolution’s defeat.

Holl and Menon vowed to introduce a revised version of the resolution in an upcoming meeting of forum.

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  • Mr. Tooyu

    One world, one people and nobody else, both times.

    • Winged Hussar 1683

      Same excrement (Nazism), new rectum (Islamism)

  • Kelvinator

    As has been state repeatedly, the terrorists are RADICAL Islamist, and no one things they represent the whole Muslim religion. So why do these people fear Ismamaphobia if we have moment of remembrance fro 9/11. Perhaps our president has something to do with it by insisting that there is no was on radical Islam, that we can’t lump all Muslims together (we don’t), and by his insistence that every anniversary be a “day of service”, whatever the hell that is, instead of a day of rememberance. Personally think it’s an act of jealousy toward George Bush’s finest moment. My memories of Obama on 9/11 consist of Bengazi. Thank you Barack and Hillary

  • Winged Hussar 1683

    If the musloid Shahid Association is against recognition of 9/11, it means the MSA approves of the terroristic violence in question. The 9/11 terrorists were yesterday’s headline, and the MSA students in question could easily be tomorrow’s. Employers have a right to not hire a self-identified potential active shooter, and landlords have a right to not rent to a self-identified potential bomber.

    • atl slayer

      No no no no no, you must be confused with white males in the tea party…(sarcasm) above..
      that graphic is leaving out murder of the gay folk. but other than that, it is what it is :|

    • Po Tato

      Islam = horror

  • Obozo_Must_Go

    Sculims…..

  • Don Grantham

    The traitors are among you.

    • Fitzroy Jim

      How dare they?
      These bastards need to be whipped.

      • Po Tato

        whipped?

        the savages slaughtered over 130 innocent people and all you can think of is whipped ??

        You gotta be kiddin!

        What the hell is wrong with you guys? People killing your people and all you call for is whipping. No wonder them moslem savages are walking all over you guys!!!

        As a Caucasian I am really ashamed of cojones-less caucasians like you!

        • Fitzroy Jim

          Read the article again, Po Tato. It’s about respect for the 9/11 atrocity….

  • Voytek Gagalka

    Students to study! If they have still time for engaging in stupid and evil resolutions that only means one thing: they do not study hard enough and have too much time for leisure and that they are bored. Find them some useful occupation (perhaps hard labour?) and they will quickly forget to do whatever they are currently doing.

  • kathy kalb

    They were the ones cheering when the towers got hit! Hell with these Muzzies!

  • J Butterfield

    Paris culturally enriched, Explosions, shootings and hostages taken. Many deaths.

  • Dr. Doomsday

    Terror attack in Paris Live:

    http://news.sky.com/story/1587380/live-deadly-paris-attacks-and-hostage-situation

    At least 26 dead at this time..

  • Melissa

    Wow….this was one chance that would have shown that the muslim students were not behind in on the terrorist attack. They just did the reverse of what they didn’t want me to think. Now me thinks they are happy with what happened to not all whites in the towers. Many nationalities & ethnicities were in there!
    Bravo students now I do know you delight in the thought. Think things thru if otherwise.

    • wilypagan

      Just goes to prove that Pamela is right, there are no moderate Muslims.

  • Po Tato

    Paris is under attack ! Moslem savages are killing innocent people again!

    NOW IS THE TIME TO KICK OUT ALL THE SAVAGES !!

  • You’re kind of late reporting on Paris! Get it together!

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Please ESAD. It’s for your own good.

  • Jack Holan

    The Pearl Harbor of the 21st Century reinitiating a 1400 years long war of Islam against Non-Believers and we have within our midsts traitors. Can you imagine after Pearl Harbor and 3-days late the declaration of War on us be NAZI Germany students on Campuses passing resolutions not to ‘Remember Pearl’ The Bund can still march in Central Park? I don’t think so! In fact someone even joking would have been lynched.

  • roccolore

    This is Minnesota, where Al-Shabaab reigns supreme.

  • NJK

    They need to be deported. We have to rid America of them, because none of them can be trusted.

  • NJK

    The monster Obama said this about Paris: http://therightscoop.com/obama-statement-on-paris-i-dont-want-to-speculate-on-who-did-this/

    He needs to be removed, before he kills everyone.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    France is under siege, what next? A stiffly worded letter to the editor of some local newspaper criticizing such actions?

    • Don Grantham

      Obama already gave his obligatory ‘attack on humanity’ speech, yet he still can’t (or won’t) name the perpetrators. I wonder… whose side he is on? On a side note; if Trudeau made any statements about this, no one seems to have noticed.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Not as if anyone really cares what Trudeau thinks.

        • wilypagan

          Trudeau is a moron. In his swearing in, he pronounced the “h” in heirs, while swearing fealty to Her Majesty. The kook sounded like he was pledging loyalty to her short ones.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            One cannot expect much from liberals, they are a bit short on brains, ideas and everything except other people’s money,

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Curdeau pronouced “heir” as HAIR.

            Back to school and let educated people run Canada.

            In Canada, French Morons = Laughing Stock

      • Pathfinder0100

        Come on Don!! I know that you really know “what side is Obama on” don’t cha??

        • Don Grantham

          There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.

          • Pathfinder0100

            Say what??? ROFLMAO!!!!!

  • jay

    I almost hate to point it out, but did you actually READ the article? The first sentence, even? Pam? or ANY of the commenters here?

  • Memri Dotorg

    Keith Ellison thugressman turning Minneapolis into breeding ground for jihad usa. How can a state like Minnesota produce this filth? Immigration

  • CaMaven

    Using that twisted logic, Japanese-Americans would have stopped FDR from declaring Pearl Harbor as “a Day of Infamy.” Don’t let them.

  • notme123

    it’s past time for our nation to wake up to this insanity and stop these lunatics.

  • lee

    This is another anti-American islamist group that’s needs to be removed ASAP!

  • Metatrona

    Islamophobia is a healthy response to the Islamic death cult!

    • Pathfinder0100

      Good point Metatrona!!!

  • Pathfinder0100

    These non-American, POS (Muslim Students Assoc.) need to get the hell out of OUR schools and America altogether!!