University of Minnesota Students Reject 9/11 Remembrance as Islamophobic


We’ve got a story from our friends at The Minnesota Republic that deals with none of those universities: U. of Minnesota student govt: 9/11 remembrance would violate our safe space.

Yup, you read that right. 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 and called for a campus-wide moment of recognition on every September 11.

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

Yes, remembering 9/11 might instill Islamophobia in Minnesota, a place so well known for its mild manners that the phrase “Minnesota Nice” exists. 

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