IN THE NEWS: The Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine has appealed its suspension by the University of California, Irvine over the disruption of the Israeli ambassador’s speech on campus, according to the Associated Press.
UC Irvine officials on Monday recommended the suspension of the group, according to the Los Angeles Times:
In making the suspension recommendation, Lisa Cornish, UC Irvine’s director of student housing, found that the Muslim Student Union had “planned, orchestrated and coordinated in advance” an effort to disrupt a speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren on Feb. 8 about U.S.-Israeli relations. The recommendation was made in late May but not made public at that time.
Oren was shouted down repeatedly by Muslim students who stood up and delivered statements such as “Michael Oren, propagating murder is not an expression of free speech.” Supporters cheered as the students were escorted away by police, and each time Oren attempted to resume his speech, another student jumped up with another outburst.
Read the full Los Angeles Times story here.
Here is a video of the disruption during the ambassador’s address:
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