Web
Analytics

College Removes 9/11 Memorial of American Flags For Fear of Offending Muslims

91

Southern Methodist University prevented a student group from prominently displaying a 9/11 memorial that featured almost 3,000 American flags to honor those slain, according to a Wednesday report.  They banned the memorial on Dallas Hall Lawn so as  to“avoid messages that are triggering, harmful, or harassing.” Who is offended by American flags and memorials to victims of a major jihad attack on American soil?

That’s it. We are done. Cooked like the Ramadan goose.

College Relocates 9/11 Memorial After ‘Triggering, Harmful Or Harassing’ Speech Policy

August 2, 2017: By By Rob Shimshock, Daily Caller:

Southern Methodist University prevented a student group from predominantly displaying a 9/11 memorial that featured almost 3,000 American flags to honor those slain, according to a Wednesday report.

The school blocked its Young Americans for Freedom group from displaying the memorial on Dallas Hall Lawn because of a July 2017 policy that stressed its desire to “avoid messages that are triggering, harmful, or harassing” in the location, according to The College Fix.

The college will allow the group to display the memorial at a different location, but the two groups have different opinions concerning why the request for the first location was denied.

“All approved lawn displays, regardless of sponsoring organization or subject, now will be located on a larger site, MoMac Park,” said SMU in a statement posted Tuesday to Twitter, describing the policy edited in July. “The policy has been further updated to better reflect [the balance between freedom of speech and freedom from coercion/harassment] and to remove the poor wording regarding triggering or harmful messages.”

 

“This new location is far less prominent than the iconic Dallas Hall Lawn, which thousands of students, faculty and local residents pass by every day and serves as the heart of our campus,” said the SMU College Republicans on Facebook in response. “This is disappointing considering that the purpose of the many displays that our organizations construct is to generate respectful, diverse dialogue so that our campus will be a center for thoughtful and engaging discussion that inspires and informs the ‘World Changers’ we are all striving to become.”

The statement is signed by representatives of SMU’s College Republicans, College Democrats, Feminist Equality Movement, Mustangs for Life, Turning Point USA, and Young Americans for Freedom chapters. Drew Wicker, president of the school’s College Republicans, told The College Fix that the groups did not want SMU to “go the way of UC Berkeley, Middlebury or Evergreen College.” (RELATED: Evergreen State President Doesn’t Seem To Understand Free Speech)

The actual policy was removed from the university’s site Tuesday, according to The College Fix.

Pro-life crosses displayed on Dallas Hall Lawn have previously generated controversy for members of SMU’s community.

Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email tips@thegellerreport.com

The Truth Must be Told

Your contribution supports independent journalism

Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.

Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.

Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.

Please contribute here.

or

Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.

Pin It on Pinterest