Southern Methodist Univ moves 9/11 memorial to avoid “triggering” Muslims

…and other haters of America and the flag. Source: 9/11 display relocated due to ‘triggering, harmful’ messages

Southern Methodist University (SMU) is relegating a memorial to the victims of 9/11 to a secluded area of campus, rather than the central location it had occupied in past years.

Members of the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter at SMU recently filed paperwork for their annual display of flags honoring the victims of 9/11, but administrators denied the request in order to “respect the right of all members of the community to avoid messages that are triggering, harmful, or harassing.”

The SMU YAF chapter, like many across the country, participates in the annual 9/11 Never Forget Project by creating a memorial on campus of 2,977 American flags, each representing a person who lost their life in the attack.

At SMU, the event has previously been held on the well-trafficked Dallas Hall Lawn, a prominent location on campus.

When chapter leaders submitted a request to set up the 9/11 memorial in the same location this year, however, they were notified that they are no longer allowed to use the main campus lawn because the university had implemented a “new policy regarding Memorial Lawn Displays.”

The SMU YAF chapter, like many across the country, participates in the annual 9/11 Never Forget Project by creating a memorial on campus of 2,977 American flags, each representing a person who lost their life in the attack.

At SMU, the event has previously been held on the well-trafficked Dallas Hall Lawn, a prominent location on campus.

When chapter leaders submitted a request to set up the 9/11 memorial in the same location this year, however, they were notified that they are no longer allowed to use the main campus lawn because the university had implemented a “new policy regarding Memorial Lawn Displays.”

“The administration’s changing of locations to MoMac Park is solely intended to reduce foot traffic for any display our organizations put up. Less foot traffic means less complaints from students, faculty and local residents who are ‘triggered’ and ‘offended’ by the displays,” Drew Wicker, president of the SMU College Republicans, told Campus Reform. “This is the administration choosing to do the easy thing instead of making the hard choice and doing the right thing for the university and its students.”

SMU YAF Chapter President Grant Wolf released a statement criticizing the university’s decision to move the memorial.

“We believe that the restriction of politically or socially relevant displays on Dallas Hall Lawn overturns the status quo of protection for free speech, and prevents vitally important dialogue between students,” wrote Wolf. “The location of Dallas Hall Lawn is relevant and important, due to its prominence, visibility to multitudes of students passing by, and intellectual significance as the central and originating location of SMU.”

In addition to YAF’s statement, Wolf and other student leaders from College Republicans, College Democrats, the Feminist Equality Movement, Turning Point USA, and Students for Life wrote a letter to the administration condemning the change of location and urging that the memorial be allowed on the Dallas Hall Lawn.

SMU and YAF have apparently clashed over the 9/11 memorial before. According to YAF’s website, the school objected to a previous edition of the memorial, allegedly erecting a number of scheduling and logistical obstacles.


Full details at Campus Reform.

A quick search finds the Muslim Brotherhood has been at SMU for more than 30 years…but no one asked them for comment.

As we noted here, SMU also has at least one imam on the faculty and he advocates for mosques in the U.S. to become sanctuaries for illegal aliens.


UpdateSMU reverses controversial American flag policy

…the university announced late Wednesday they are reversing that decision and will allow Young Americans for Freedom to post nearly 3,000 American flags on the Dallas Hall Lawn to honor those killed by the Muslim terrorists.

14 thoughts on “Southern Methodist Univ moves 9/11 memorial to avoid “triggering” Muslims

  1. When the leadership of a Christian institution of higher learning is afraid to insult a group of cretins who chop off Christian heads and call for the death of all who do not bow to their will, it is time to relieve them of their duties.

    • I agree, how far are we going to let the muslims control our government and our way of life. in all of america’s life time we have never bent down to know one except god. why are we allowing the muslims to take over our country. all this needs to stop it has gone to far. stand up america and take back our nation back. God Bless T he USA and God Bless Israel and The Capital Jerusalem. loner

  2. This is all about the DAMNABLE practice of hiring MUZZLUMZ! You might know, THERE’S AN IMAM on the faculty! Just as soon as they get their foot in the door, you can bet your life they’ll try to run everything–which means that they TAKE OVER and destroy all semblances of our American way of Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness!!! Never, never, NEVER trust a MUZZRAT!!! They always come at you with a huge smile on their face and then proceed to STAB YOU IN THE BACK!!! It’s their modus operandi!!!! And–THEY’RE VERY GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO!!!!! P.S. What the hell is an imam doing on the faculty of a Methodist university?????

  3. What the heck!!!! These folks are running the whole damn country. Appears no one has the nads to step to the forefront and deal with this crap. There are a lot of folks out that can and will deal with it. All the Libtards will cry like the pansies, they are. Good luck AMERICA!!!

  4. The United Methodist Church should withdraw sponsorship. Islam is the greatest threat to Christianity and must be defeated.

  5. I can only hope that SMU comes under FULL Islamic Sharia Law 100%. Every female student along with all female teachers & staff becomes banned from SMU and every male student & faculty member has to pray to Allah (SATAN) each and every day. If SMU refuses to comply then a muslim gets to cut the offenders head off…… SMU, fully 100% comply or die, no other choice……..

  6. I look forward to the day that the religion of peace eliminates these cowards. But my guess the first people to profess true belief in Allah will be these Libtards.

  7. I thought 9/11 and all other Islamic terrorism throughout the world had nothing to do with Islam. If this is correct why would muslims get upset over a memorial to 3000 people killed by terrorists that have nothing to do with Islam.
    The liberal left and muslims don’t realise how stupid their contradictory statements make them look.

    • #keithellerby. SO TRUE!!!! PLUS–never mind that I’ll bet you any money that there is not ONE WORD on the memorial which references IZZLAM or MUZZLUMZ!!!!!….ANY MONEY!!!!!

  8. The Intolerance of the followers of Islam sure shows when anyone speaks the Truth about anything negative that the followers of Islam have done. Islam can not stand up to the Truth which is why they have to squelch it. Name any other Religion that is not a Cult that threatens Death to its Members for leaving ?

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