Tuesday, June 15, 2010

UCal. Irvine Suspends Muslim Student Group; Disrupted Lecture by Israel's Ambassador

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) website reports today (June 15, 2010) that the University of California, Irvine suspended a Muslim student group over its disruption of a lecture by Israel's ambassador to the United States.

In a May 27 letter to the Muslim Student Union released on June 14, 2010 by the university, the student affairs disciplinary committee announced that after an investigation, it found the group guilty of violating certain sections of the university's policies applying to campus activities, organizations and students, including disorderly conduct and obstructing university activities.

During a February 8, 2010 speech at the university -- sponsored by a campus pro-Israeli group -- Ambassador Michael Oren repeatedly was heckled and interrupted; 11 students were arrested in the incident.

The student group has been suspended for one year, beginning September 1, 2010, and will be subject to a one-year probation upon its reinstatement.

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