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Berkeley Students Protest Bill Maher as Commencement Speaker

Berkeley Students Protest Bill Maher as Commencement Speaker

Two Berkeley students have created a petition demanding the school rescind an invitation to have Bill Maher speak at the school's fall commencement. The student's are Muslim.

“Bill Maher is a blatant bigot and racist who has no respect for the values UC Berkeley students and administration stand for,” reads the petition created by student senator Marium Navid and Khwaja Ahmed, a member of the Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian Coalition.

So far, the petition has 2,000 signatures.

“In a time where climate is a priority for all on campus, we cannot invite an individual who himself perpetuates a dangerous learning environment,” the petition reads.

Maher came under attack after a heated exchange about Islam with actor Ben Affleck. Maher asserted that liberals are too hesitant to criticize Islam, especially the religion's opposition to liberal values like homosexuality and freedom of speech.

“But then when you say in the Muslim world this is what’s lacking, then they get upset,” Maher said.

(Truth Revolt)

 

CUNY’s Baruch College to Present “Landmarks of New York” Exhibit at Mishkin Gallery

CUNY’s Baruch College to Present “Landmarks of New York” Exhibit at Mishkin Gallery

CUNY’s Baruch College will present the exhibition The Landmarks of New York at the Mishkin Gallery from Friday, November 7 to Wednesday, December 10, 2014. An opening rec...

Yeshiva University Apps Win National Recognition in UCDA Competition

Yeshiva University Apps Win National Recognition in UCDA Competition

Two apps designed by Yeshiva University’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs (CPA), “This is Yeshiva University” and “Cardozo Life,” have won highly competitive ...

ADL Reports Dramatic Rise in Anti-Israel Activity on US Campuses This Fall

ADL Reports Dramatic Rise in Anti-Israel Activity on US Campuses This Fall

In the wake of Israel’s Gaza operation this summer, student groups seeking to isolate and delegitimize Israel have dramatically stepped up their activity on college and u...

YCQ Students Help Those in Need; Look Ahead to November Open House

YCQ Students Help Those in Need; Look Ahead to November Open House

As they do several times a year in advance of the Jewish holidays, the Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ) Junior High School students embarked on a “Day of Chesed” (Day of K...

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