SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2007—Showing brazen disregard for its students’ clearly established constitutional rights, San Francisco State University (SFSU) is putting the College Republicans on trial today for hosting an anti-terrorism rally at which participants stepped on makeshift Hezbollah and Hamas flags. University officials have alleged that the students desecrated the name of Allah, which is written on both flags in Arabic script. The student group’s leadership contacted the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help when they first learned of the school’s investigation.
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A central figure in many of the conflicts on campus, Troy Buckner-Nkrumah, who is now a part-time lecturer in the College of Ethnic Studies, said he has been wrongly accused of anti-Semitism by administration officials.
“We will never come out against a religion, but the politics we are against,” said Buckner-Nkrumah. “We believe every Zionist should have a bullet in their head.”