Wisconsin’s Ripon College Bans Poster for 9/11 Memorial Because it Might Upset Muslims

The liberal administrators at Wisconsin’s Ripon College have banned posters for an upcoming memorial for the victims of the 9/11 attacks by Islamofascist terrorists because, the college says, the event will upset Muslims.

A report by the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter at Ripon College notes that college administrators denied their requests to hang posters to advertise the 9/11 memorial because “students from a Muslim background would feel singled out and/or harassed.”

This is outrageous. How can this college whitewash the recent history of the attacks that killed some 3,000 Americans? Attacks from the results of which we are still dealing.

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The flyers are provided by YAF for their “9/11: Never Forget Project” and feature pictures from various terrorist attacks including 9/11, the 2017 Pulse nightclub shooting, and the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, among others.

Administrators were critical of the poster, claiming that some of the events “don’t have anything to do with 9/11,” citing ISIS (which was previously named Al Qaeda in Iraq until 2013) and the Iranian hostage crisis, of which one administrator claimed, “I’m not sure I think the Iran hostage issue was Islamic terrorism.”

The administration reportedly told the chapter that objections were brought to the administration and the bias incident team because the posters focus “relentlessly on one religious organization, one religious group, one religious identity,” and that “associating that one religious identity with terrorist attacks which go back far before 9/11 and after 9/11— creates for some students here an environment which they feel like they are not able to learn.”

Members of the Bias Protocol Board also said that the poster does not add “to the conversation about 9/11, or about the politics of terrorism, or about national security or responses to it that couldn’t be done easily and more constructively without it.”

Seriously? A “bias protocol board”?

That sounds sickeningly close to the Shariah Police that wander around some majority Muslim countries and beat up people on the streets for violating some radical Shariah code!

Strangely, the school approved the exact same posters for last year’s memorial event.

But, what we have here is a college trying to wash away Islam’s 9/11 sin simply by banning any mention of the atrocities perpetrated against the west in general and the U.S. in particular that terrible day in 2001. This is a perfect example of how anti-Americanism is riddled throughout our system of mis-education.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

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