Muslim Students Face Criminal Charges at Irvine

There are 3 comments on the www.nytimes.com story from Feb 10, 2011, titled Muslim Students Face Criminal Charges at Irvine. In it, www.nytimes.com reports that:

When administrators at the University of California, Irvine , decided to suspend the Muslim Student Union for a quarter over the disruption of a speech last year by the Israeli ambassador to the United States, most thought the latest controversy on campus had ended.

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas of Orange County, however, disagreed and filed misdemeanor criminal charges last week against the 11 student protesters, accusing them of disturbing a public meeting and engaging in a conspiracy to do so ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Feb 10, 2011
from nytimes:

"For years, Jewish and Israeli advocacy groups have said that the Muslim Student Union has fostered a hostile environment on campus. In 2007, the Office of Civil Rights of the federal Department of Education examined complaints from the Zionist Organization of America that the university was not doing enough to respond to the problem ...

"Much of the controversy on campus centers on Palestinian Awareness Week, which the Muslim Student Union has sponsored each spring. In the past, the week has included bloody Israeli flags and speeches delivered under signs that read 'Holocaust in the Holy Land' and 'Israel the Fourth Reich.'"
passerby

London, Canada

#2 Feb 10, 2011
It's about time.

The elected are finally getting the message.

Enough is enough.
Quiet_Dave

Tucson, AZ

#3 Feb 10, 2011
I agree; it's about time these fascists hooligans were punished! Now, if they will only go after the other groups that suppress free speech and the free exchange of ideas on a university campus.

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