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Muslims Students Say Bill Maher's Comments Promote Islamophobia On UC Berkeley Campus
by Antonia Blumberg
The campus petition to revoke Bill Maher's invitation to speak at the University of California, Berkeley's December commencement has been debated as a freedom of speech issue. But for these Muslim students the debate is more personal.
Dena Takruri of AJ+ spoke with Khwaja Ahmed and Marium Navid, two UC Berkeley students who have spearheaded a petition to drop Maher as commencement speaker. The students argued that the comedian's anti-Islam comments have promoted a culture of fear and intolerance toward Muslims -- even on their college campus.
"I sit in class and I am forced to defend myself because I am assumed to be a supporter of ISIS," Navid said. "You wear and hijab and you walk on campus, you're targeted on a day to day basis."
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