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USD Professor Leads Silent Protest Against Anti-Muslim Rhetoric
by Chris Jennewein
A religious studies professor at the University of San Diego who is concerned about growing anti-Muslim rhetoric has started a silent protest, with students and faculty wearing yellow stars marked "Muslim."
Bahar Davary, associate professor of theology and religious studies, came up with the idea during her class "Islamic Faith and Practice," an introduction to Islam, and her students suggested several designs.
The yellow Star of David is what the Nazis required all Jews to wear prior to the Holocaust. The crescent moon and word "Muslim" draw the connection with today's politics.
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