by Sonja Bochow | November 28, 2015 12:25 pm
Once again, some are holding “feelings” as being more important than facts. The 9/11 hijackers were Islamic terrorists. If college students find that fact inconvenient, then consider how “inconvenient” it was for their thousands of innocent victims and their loved ones. What do you think of this “concern” being expressed by students?
Honor victims or worry someone will be marginalized?
The Daily Beast reports:
College Students Say Remembering 9/11 Is Offensive to Muslims
How a proposed moment of silence to honor 9/11 victims became the latest victim of the would-be despots of America’s campuses.
The everything-is-offensive brand of campus activism has struck a new low: Students at the University of Minnesota killed a proposed moment of silence for 9/11 victims due to concerns—insulting, childish concerns—that Muslim students would be offended.
Has it truly come to this? Is feelings-protection now such an overriding goal that completely unreasonable fears win out, even if they have no basis in reality? Can we not even have a single moment to recognize legitimate victims of terrorism without worrying that someone will feel marginalized on campus?
The reason we remember 9/11 is so that it will stay fresh in the minds of our culture and not happen again. For that same reason we study and remember the Holocaust. If students are so incredibly offended by their home nation remembering its dead, then perhaps those students ought to find another home nation where they just don’t care. How dare anyone even voice the thought that 9/11 be forgotten. As Edmund Burke so famously said:
“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”
Wake up students, The evil is real. Ignorance of history leads to evil triumphing once again. And you are the generation that will be tasked with fighting it next.
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