Monday, February 14, 2011

Doing Equal Time

With 11 Muslim students facing jail for disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador at UC Irvine a year ago, Jewish members of a northern California peace group say they should be prosecuted, too:
"Our own members have engaged in similar protests in the past without being charged, and stand by it as a form of legitimate expression in an open and democratic society," the Oakland-based group said Monday in a news release. "The targeting of a group of Muslim American students, who were already sanctioned and whose organization was already suspended by their university as punishment, is unacceptable and will only strengthen Islamophobia and attempts to stifle political speech in this country."

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