A scholar senator at Washington University in St. Louis was caught on digital camera throwing away American flags that had been positioned on campus as memorial for 9/11.
The scholar, recognized as Fadel Alkilani, is chairman of the coed senate finance committee on the college.
Nathaniel Hope, a member of the UW School Republicans, caught Alkilani throwing away the flags and confronted him on video.
WOW: A scholar senator at @WUSTL was caught on video throwing away 2,977 American flags from conservative college students’ 9/11: By no means Neglect Undertaking memorial.
— YAF (@yaf) September 11, 2021
The flags are a part of a venture by the Younger People for Freedom to recollect those that misplaced their lives on that fateful day 20 years in the past.
“YAF was alerted on Saturday that a memorial display had been destroyed by a member of student government at WU. The school is a participant in YAF’s 9/11: Never Forget Project, in which 2,977 flags are planted in the ground, one for each innocent murdered by radical Islamic terrorists,” YAF mentioned in a press release.
Alkilani reportedly bragged concerning the vandalism on Twitter saying that he needed to “protest against American imperialism and the 900,000 lives lost as a result of post 9/11 war,” however his Twitter account has now been locked and made personal.
Hope informed YAF that Alkilani had “no remorse” for what he was doing.
“He said that it was in violation of school rules,” Hope added. “He was also saying profanity.”
When contacted by YAF, Alkilani replied, “I did not violate any university or legal policy. Now go away.”
“According to students participating in the 9/11: Never Forget Project at WU, Alkilani also tried to destroy the display Friday night. He was told to stop after campus police were called. After being caught this morning, campus police were notified once more. This time they warned Alkilani he would be arrested if he disrupted the display again,” YAF added.
The stolen flags had been finally positioned again of their spots on the garden.
One other YAF memorial was also vandalized at Michigan State University.
“It’s stunning that someone would vandalize a memorial to the victims of the September 11th attacks, but it also underscores why we do this every year—to ensure that the innocent lives taken that day are never forgotten,” mentioned MSU YAF Chairman Charlie Jones.