Wisconsin: Group Claims Ripon College Rejects “9/11: Never Forget” Posters to Protect Muslim’s Feelings, College Says Claim is “False” (updated)

*Update: Ripon Colleges social media account claimed the YAF account was false and posted an image of the poster presumably on their campus.

We responded seeking clarity on the issue:

They responded:

They answered the second question and then tweeted again:

We asked again:

@riponcollege’s non-answer response:

They would not commit to allowing the posters in the future but confirmed that they are on display…and in a followup post that no permission was needed:

So, Ripon might reject the flyers in the future but aren’t rejecting or denying permission to hang them now, as stated in the YAF article below.

Original post below.

Ripon College would rather forget 9/11 and favor Muslims and Islam.

Source: Ripon College ‘Bias Protocol Board’ Rules Against YAF’s 9/11: Never Forget Posters | Young America’s Foundation

Citing bias reports filed during last year’s 9/11: Never Forget Project, administrators at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, ruled that YAF’s 9/11: Never Forget Project posters are creating an “environment” where “students from a Muslim background would feel singled out and/or harassed.” As a result, Ripon administrators will not allow the Ripon Young Americans for Freedom to hang the flyers as part of their work to remember the victims of September 11 or other victims of radical Islamist terrorism.

When leaders from Ripon YAF pressed administrators in a meeting to explain what was objectionable about the posters which merely depict history, the school’s “Bias Protocol Board” failed to provide anything more than the usual bizarre leftist excuses that rely on feelings, rather than facts, to back up their censorship.

According to administrators, the objections were “raised to the administration and the bias incident team about the environment that that [the poster] creates… That because of the focus, in this case relentlessly on one religious organization, one religious group, one religious identity—in associating that one religious identity with terrorist attacks which go back far before 9/11 and after 9/11— creates for some students here an environment which they feel like they are not able to learn.”

Administrators reminded the students that Ripon college is a private institution and therefore Ripon can decide what it feels is appropriate for display on campus and what is not. According to the administrators, they are allowed to rule on bias complaints using a “cost-benefit analysis” where they seek to understand “to what extent does something advance” or “hinder… the educational mission of the institution.” YAF would remind Ripon administrators that being a private institution does not render it immune from criticism of its decisions, especially when they attempt to censor key moments in our nation’s history that would be forgotten if not for bold Young Americans for Freedom activists such as those in Ripon YAF.

“There is nothing that this poster, in particular, adds to the conversation about 9/11, or about the politics of terrorism, or about national security or responses to it that couldn’t be done easily and more constructively without it,” claimed the members of the Bias Protocol Board.

“Some things [on the poster] don’t have anything to do with 9/11—ISIS, for example,” asserted one administrator. “I’m not sure I think the Iran hostage issue was Islamic terrorism,” said another.

Students of history will recall that the Iran hostage crisis was “America’s first searing experience with Islamist terrorism,” and that ISIS rose out of al-Qaeda in Iraq, and al-Qaeda carried out the deadly attacks of 9/11, as well as other attacks highlighted on the poster.

“I wouldn’t see the Pulse [nightclub] shooting as related to New York. If I were LGBT, oh yeah, that’s what that picture’s for. I do know that the shooter mentioned some comments and pledged some allegiance, but that’s not at all what the media portrayed it as.” Whether the media portrayed the truth or not (the media largely did report the shooter’s commitment to radical Islamist terror), the Pulse nightclub attacker did say “I did it for ISIS. I did it for the Islamic State.” What’s more, to claim that the deadliest terror attack in the United States since 9/11—murdering 49 innocent people—is only meaningful to the LGBT community is inexplicable.

Administrators further—and falsely—claim that one of their objections is because radical Islamist terrorism “represents a small percentage of the terrorist attacks that happened to this country, and they don’t represent the full gamut, and they show a very small picture of a specific religion or nationality instead of the larger viewpoint.” From 1992 to 2017, Islamists were responsible for 92% of deaths caused by terrorism in the United States, and are “far and away, the deadliest group of terrorists by ideology.”

Trying to reiterate their objections, administrators pointed out that, “It seems like the only terrorist activities brought up in this poster are those done by extremist Islamic groups, and so if I’m Muslim on this campus, like, ok, it sends the message that all terrorism happens by Muslims.”

Just as remembrances of horrific events carried out in the name of Nazism or Communism include honoring other victims of those ideological treacheries, so does the remembrance of the attacks carried out by radical Islamists on September 11, 2001.

“The intent is admirable to talk about why are we killing each other,” said an administrator. “That’s very admirable, and I support that, but what about school shootings? We’ve had almost a school shooting a day for the last ten days, and we’re continuing to up the body count.”  The administrator then suggested discussing Buddhist terrorism in Myanmar before threatening the students that, “If you put this poster out there… you’re going to get the same negative results. It’s these images.”

The real Islamophobes strike again. And just how many Muslim students attend the private college in Wisconsin?

It wouldn’t have mattered if the poster only contained images from 9/11, the dhimmis at universities across the U.S. would reject it anyway. They’d reject it even if no Muslims at all were depicted. We predict the images below, seared into many of our memories, would be rejected as well.

The “Falling Man” (RIP) / AP Photo/Richard Drew/FILE

The “Dust Lady” (RIP)

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10 thoughts on “Wisconsin: Group Claims Ripon College Rejects “9/11: Never Forget” Posters to Protect Muslim’s Feelings, College Says Claim is “False” (updated)

  1. Folks,    I went to the Rippon web site and this was posted there: There has been much misinformation posted related to a recent discussion between Ripon College officials and student members of the Ripon College Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter regarding a 9/11 poster and memorial. Ripon College encourages an environment for free speech and civil dialogue on our campus. The YAF posters are not, and have never been, banned. After receiving complaints from our students about the YAF Islamic extremism posters last year, College officials gave the Ripon College YAF student representatives suggestions as to how to have a discussion about 9/11 this year with our entire campus and community. The annual 9/11 flag memorial is a great example of how YAF students engage the entire community. Which is true?

    Respectfully,Richard Koethe

    From: Creeping Sharia To: rkoethe@bellsouth.net Sent: Friday, August 31, 2018 11:01 AM Subject: [New post] Wisconsin: Ripon College Rejects “9/11: Never Forget” Posters to Protect Muslim’s Feelings #yiv6737090436 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv6737090436 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv6737090436 a.yiv6737090436primaryactionlink:link, #yiv6737090436 a.yiv6737090436primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv6737090436 a.yiv6737090436primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv6737090436 a.yiv6737090436primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv6737090436 WordPress.com | creeping posted: “Ripon College would rather forget 9/11 and favor Muslims and Islam.Source: Ripon College ‘Bias Protocol Board’ Rules Against YAF’s 9/11: Never Forget Posters | Young America’s FoundationCiting bias reports filed during last year’s 9/11: Never Forget” | |

  2. Censorship? Not in MY country you don’t! Their feelings are hurt! Too bad!

    Solution for ALL Muslims? Join the 21st Century HUMAN “race”…and knock this off!

  3. Does this sensitivity include a prohibition on saying mean things about Islamists’ Nazi mentors?

    Hitler asked Roosevelt to suppress criticism of Nazis in the 1930’s. I’m glad Ripon College didn’t get to respond to that initiative!

  4. DAMN!!! The TRUTH really hurts when you live in la-la land and you wear rose-colored glasses!!!! I suggest they rename this college….”RipOFF College”!!!!!

  5. I’m just gonna start living my life, you fucks can jam the country up. when it goes to shit and I have to come in and fix it with the rest of the patriots, you don’t get a voice. You will sit down and shut the fuck up, if your lucky to not be expired during the repatriation. Peace out, Don’t fuck it up. we’re watching you.

  6. The Moslems are offended by 9/11 remembrance. I have 3 words: Too freaking bad!
    What a “coincidence” that this college is in Wisconsin. My liberal ex-friend who would rather live in la-la land than reality is from Wisconsin. She was going to relocate to Louisiana though, but WI is her homestate.

  7. Pingback: Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Student Council: Ice Cream Marginalizes Muslim Students | Creeping Sharia

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