This is the kind of stuff they are teaching in schools now. Conservatives students put up a 9/11 memorial that contained a single flag for every life lost on that tragic day. But apparently respecting Americans who died in the terrorist attack 20 years ago is triggering to some Libs. Student Fadel Alkilani was upset about the memorial and tried to take it down on more than one occasion. He was even told to stop by the police. But he just waited until early morning to make his move.
“At 6 am Saturday morning, a student senator at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, was caught removing American flags from a campus memorial display remembering the lives lost during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
“The student government member, identified as vice president of finance for the student union Fadel Alkilani, was caught red-handed removing numerous 9/11 flags that were placed on Mudd Field and tossing them in trash bags. The thousands of commemorative flags were part of the Young America’s Foundation’s memorial 9/11: Never Forget Project for the lives lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on United Flight 93. 2,977 flags were planted in the ground, one for each innocent life murdered by the radical Islamic terrorists. Nathaniel Hope, a member of the WU College Republicans, originally filmed the incident as the agitated Alkilani carried multiple trash bags stuffed with American flags he had plucked while he continued to steal more.”
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WOW: A student senator at @WUSTL was caught on video throwing away 2,977 American flags from conservative students' 9/11: Never Forget Project memorial.
“The conservative student said that Alkilani showed “no remorse.” Hope noted that the removal of the 9/11 flags were “in violation of school rules.” The young College Republican added in a statement to YAF that Alkilani was “also saying profanity.”
“According to YAF’s press release, the national organization reached out to Alkilani, who replied, “I did not violate any university or legal policy. Now go away.”
According to Fox News, Alkilani wrote on Twitter that his intentions were to “protest against American imperialism and the 900,000 lives lost as a result of post 9/11 war.” In an Instagram story, Alkilani wrote that “there is a massive harassment campaign propagated primarily by Washington University College Republicans, as well as the national Young American’s Foundation regarding an incident that occurred at approximately 6 am on Saturday September 11, 2021.”
Alkilani’s lengthy Instagram statement goes on to claim that he’s a victim and attempts to justify the vandalism as an act to fight “Islamophobia” and criticize the American military interventions that followed the 9/11 attacks. “Any memorial of 9/11 that does not contend with these facts is not only incomplete, but it also amplifies pro-imperialist sentiment and actively disrespects those who have died because of American Invasion,” Alkilani penned.
“Muslims such as I have faced fear, harassment, and Islamophobia from these who unjustly use the victims of 9/11 as a political cudgel,” Alkilani stated. “Those who died during 9/11 deserve better than to be used as a political tool by those who seek to excuse American imperialism and Islamophobia,” wrote Alkilani.
“Washington University responded to YAF’s request for comment, stating that officials are “disappointed” to learn about the memorial’s “disruption” and “condemn the interference with the expression of support by the College Republicans for the victims of the national tragedy…”In the identical statement that Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications Julie Flory emailed to Student Life, the student newspaper noted that administrators did not mention Alkilani by name.
“The actions surrounding this incident were not on behalf of the university or a university-sponsored organization. We value freedom of expression in all forms and will work to ensure that all students are able to express their points of view through appropriate channels without disrupting the rights of others to show support for causes they care about.”
There is no justifying taking down this memorial. It was put up to respect the Americans that died that day. Alkilani is just nuts if he thinks 9/11 memorials represent American Imperialism. We would not have gone to Afghanistan had they not attacked America first. Alkilani should be suspended for his callous act, and he should have to replace the memorial.