The Crescent Report

February 11, 2010

MAS Freedom to Assist the UC Irvine Eleven

WASHINGTON, DC (MASNET) Feb. 11, 2010 – MAS Freedom Executive Director Mahdi Bray has been contacted by a family member of the Irvine Eleven (see article below) and is offering its services to the UC Irvine Muslim students.  Mahdi Bray of MASF said of the arrests: “Non-violent direct action is part and parcel of the American protest culture, think where this nation would be if students didn’t disrupt the segregated lunch counters in the south, or if Dr. King didn’t disrupt the status quo of Jim Crow and discrimination in our nation. The Irvine Eleven are not criminals but students of conscience who have taken a principled stand on human rights and the sanctity of all life, non violent protest is as American as apple pie.”

Students could be expelled for UCI protest

Daily Pilot

Student protesters who were arrested by campus police for disrupting Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech at UC Irvine could face a host of academic repercussions — from simple warnings to suspensions to all-out expulsions, a university spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The university, which released the names of the 11 protesters, said that Monday night’s incident, in which the protesters repeatedly interrupted Oren at the UCI Student Center, will now be forwarded to the Orange County district attorney’s office for possible prosecution.

Read the rest of the article here.


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