Muslim Students Demand TOTAL BAN On All ‘Islamophobic Speech’ At Taxpayer-Funded College
The Muslim Student Association at San Diego State University is calling on officials at the public, taxpayer-funded school develop a formal policy outlawing political speech they dislike.
The demand to suppress free speech is part of a larger list of demands that is similar to the various lists proposed in recent months by black leftists on campus around the country, reports The College Fix.
The highlight of the extensive list of demands from “We the Muslim Student Association at San Diego State University” is a call for a ban on “Islamophobic speech” and, in fact, “bigotry towards any other identity group.”
“We demand that the SDSU administration enact a zero tolerance policy explicitly for Islamophobic speech and actions as well as targeted bigotry toward any other identity group,” reads the first demand of the SDSU administration.
The San Diego State Muslim Student Association originally cooked up the demands — eight in total — last month after an unidentified female Muslim student claimed she was attacked by a white male in a parking lot on campus.
The attack allegedly occurred on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 19 — six days after a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris, France.
The white assailant allegedly ran up behind the Muslim student and grabbed her hijab, she claimed. He then called her a terrorist, “choked her with the hajib” and said she should “get out of this country,” according to a contemporaneous report by The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Witnesses — also unidentified — failed to intervene, the hijab-wearing student said.
A police investigation commenced. A police sketch was composed. However, police have yet to find any attacker.
In late November, San Diego State’s Muslim Student Association organized a protest concerning the alleged hijab-grabbing. A few hundred people attended.
The group debuted its eight demands at the protest.
In addition to a ban on certain offensive speech, the Muslim Student Association is also clamoring for the state-supported school to “make bystander training mandatory for faculty, staff, and students.” (“Bystander training” is instruction to encourage people to report crimes and problems.)
San Diego State’s Muslims also demand more coursework “offered on Islam,” “substantially more funding for The Center for Intercultural Relations” and the complete elimination of “systems of oppression that disproportionately target students of color, womyn, and all marginalized students on campus.”
The Muslim Student Association purposefully misspells the word “women” with the letter “y” so that the word “men” is absent. (RELATED: CNN Host Is Worried That ISIS Members Raping 12-Year-Old Girls ‘Feeds’ Islam A Bad Rap)
The goal of the far-reaching demands, Muslim Student Association members say, is to prevent anyone from grabbing a hijab in the future.
Anthony Berteaux, a San Diego State student and vice president of public relations for Students Supporting Israel, noted earlier this month that Students for Justice in Palestine, a pro-Palestinian outfit, had protested the pro-Israel group’s signature endorsing the Muslim group’s eight demands.
Berteaux is — and will always and forever be — famous because he lectured Jerry Seinfeld on comedy this summer in a widely belittled Huffington Post manifesto. Berteaux championed political correctness because college students are now ultra-sensitive, which is their “job as learners.” Many people disagreed and took to Twitter, calling Berteaux “Little Nancy” and “Liberal Boy.” (RELATED: Insufferable College Kid Who Scolded Jerry Seinfeld On Humor Enjoys His 15 Minutes Of Fame)
None of the eight demands of the San Diego State’s Muslim students have been met. School officials are “meeting internally and with the students to discuss their concerns,” according to an email from SDSU spokeswoman Beth Chee.
A policy banning “Islamophobic speech” at a state-funded university in California would be unlikely to withstand constitutional scrutiny.
The California state constitution states: “Every person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of this right. A law may not restrain or abridge liberty of speech or press.”
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prevents the federal government from making any law prohibiting free speech. (The 14th Amendment has consistently been held to extend this limitation to state governments.)