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A Muslim-American student at Washington University in St. Louis was caught on video desecrating a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001 Muslim terrorist attacks.
Fadel Alkilani, a student senator at the university, was filmed throwing 2,977 American flags into trash bags. Some of the flags were later discovered in a trash bin.
The 9/11: Never Forget Project is a national event sponsored by Young America’s Foundation. A number of high school and university chapters of the organization set up the memorials to honor the 2,977 people killed by the radical Muslim extremists.
Akliani posted a message on Instagram defending his criminal behavior.
“Muslims such as I have faced fear, harassment and Islamophobia from those who unjustly use the victims of 9/11 as a political cudgel,” Alkilani wrote. “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.”
Alkilani also claims that he’s a victim — alleging that he’s been the target of a “massive harassment campaign propagated primarily by Washington University College Republicans, as well as the national Young America’s Foundation.”
Washington University condemned the student leader’s behavior but stopped short of saying whether he would face punishment.
“We condemn the interference with the expression of support by the College Republicans for the victims of the national tragedy that took place 20 years ago today,” the university said in a statement to YAF. “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. This is a critical component of our core values and we are committed to facilitating free speech on our campus.”
Regardless, it appears the unrepentant Muslim student was intent on rewriting the narrative of September 11, 2001.
“Since 9/11, Islamophobic hate crimes have been higher than they ever were before. The United States invaded countries in the Middle East and Central Asia, and over 900,000 people have been killed because of the wars the United States has propagated. 37 million people have been displaced, with some reports stating that number reaches up to 59 million,” he wrote in a statement. “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.”
College Republicans president junior Nick Rodriguez accused Alkilani of making “a mockery of one of the most somber days in American history.”
“At minimum, I believe he should be removed from both SU and his [resident advisor] position, as what does it say to be a top American institution, and have yourself represented by a student leader who has no respect for property, campus traditions or the remembrance of thousands of lost lives,” Rodriguez told Student Life newspaper. “Today is about remembering the tragedy, 20 years ago to the day, not to make a political statement. Any reason he can conjure to remove the flags I find ludicrous.”
Mr. Alkilani should be expelled from Washington University. He should face vandalism, theft of property and destruction of property charges.
And Mr. Alkilani should be counting his blessings that he committed those crimes in the most exceptional nation on Earth. Had he pulled a stunt like that in a country under Islamic rule, the penalty would have been much more severe.
To truly understand this extremist’s behavior, I would encourage you to read my book, “Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation.”
UPDATE: Despite Fadel Alkilani’s claims that he was not throwing away the flags, the conservative student who recorded the initial footage found flags in a trash can nearby the location of his confrontation just this morning. pic.twitter.com/cUsUCB8QTc— YAF (@yaf) September 12, 2021