Your tax dollars at work, Ohioans.
Like many, Cleveland State University’s Turning Point USA chapter wanted to recognize the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. So members of the pro-capitalist student group gathered Sunday evening to chalk a memorial onto the sidewalks of the public university’s campus, an exhibit that included an American flag with the words “No day shall erase you from the memory of time” under it.
However, the artistic memorial didn’t last long. Hours after it was created, the university removed it. An image tweeted by Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, shows a maintenance employee washing away the memorial with a power washer this morning.
Today our @TPUSA group at Cleve. St. made a memorial to 9/11 victims
Not long after the school comes and POWER-WASHES to remove it!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 11, 2017
Well, we can’t have college students remembering 9/11, can we? They might start asking questions, like “Who did it?” and “Why did they do it?”
Speaking of which, here’s an interesting fact: the students’ 9/11 memorial was destroyed at the order of Cleveland State’s Director of Facilities Maintenance, Shehadeh Abdelkarim. According to Abdelkarim’s LinkedIn page, he’s also the president of the Islamic Center of Cleveland. Weird coincidence, right?
These students are just lucky they haven’t been punished. How long until 9/11 memorials are considered Islamophobic hate crimes? At this point, we can’t be too far off.