CA: College Republicans Asked Not to Back Cartoon Display

CA: College Republicans Asked Not to Back Cartoon Display

(IRVINE, CA) - The Muslim Student Union at the University of California, Irvine (MSU-UCI) has called on the College Republicans on the UCI campus to revoke their sponsorship of the February 28th event entitled "The Unveiling of the Cartoons and A Discussion to Confront Terror."

In a letter sent to the College Republicans, the Muslim student group stated that such an event would only serve to incite hatred against Muslims and spread Islamophobia on campus. MSU-UCI also called upon the California Republican Party to repudiate and distance itself from the bigoted action of its student college branch. . .

"Displaying the cartoons at UC Irvine will only incite hatred against and deeply hurt its Muslim community, and create an atmosphere of animosity and Islamophobia on campus," said Marya Bangee, a member of the MSU-UCI board.

"This is diametrically opposed to the spirit of a university campus, a place for intellectual debate that fosters mutual understanding and respect," she added.

CONTACT: Marya Bangee, phone: 909-576-2713, marya.bangee@gmail.com


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