The Muslim Student Association at San Diego State University is demanding that administrators combat the mythical threat of Islamophobia by developing a “zero tolerance policy explicitly for Islamophobic speech and actions.”
According to The College Fix, the demands were issued after a female Muslim student was allegedly attacked by a white man in a campus parking lot on the afternoon of Nov. 19, about a week after the Paris terrorist attacks which killed 130 people.
The white suspect in the San Diego State incident has not been identified, despite several witnesses and a police sketch of the alleged attacker. The female student who said she was attacked has not been identified either, but The College Fix notes that she told Hanif Mohebi, executive director of San Diego's Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) office, that she was grabbed from behind, called a terrorist, choked with her own hijab, and told to "get out of this country."
Some questioned whether this was yet another campus hate-crime hoax, but less than a week after the alleged attack, SDSU’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) like CAIR, a Muslim Brotherhood legacy group in the U.S. - held a protest against Islamophobia that attracted hundreds of students.
MSA member Yasser Kaziha claims that he personally knew the victim, and “when the attack on our Muslim sister happened here at SDSU, she felt alone after bystanders and witnesses who watched the attack did nothing."
At the rally, the MSA demanded that the university adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward “Islamophobic speech,” mandatory bystander training, develop more courses on Islam, and increase funding for The Center for Intercultural Relations. They also demanded that “the SDSU administration address, alleviate, and eliminate systems of oppression that disproportionately target students of color, womyn, and all marginalized students on campus.”
It's unclear what "systems of oppression" they're referring to or how the alleged attacker was connected to one. It's also unclear how students who can't spell the word "women" correctly were accepted into a university.
The College Fix reports that the university has not issued a formal response, but members of the administration have reviewed the list of demands and are currently “meeting internally and with the students to discuss their concerns.”