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Irvine 11

Salaamz all! I just wanted to let you all know about something that happened recently in my motherland, aka Orange County. Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren came to speak at University of California Irvine (UCI). Some students from the Muslim Students’ Union decided to protest his speech, see video here:

After they left the room, these 11 students were arrested and cited because they exercised their freedom of speech and they are are now being tried for conspiracy to disrupt a meeting and disruption of a meeting. The Muslim Legal Fund of America is collecting donations to help the families pay the legal fees that accompany the trial, which is beginning in August if I’m correct. There’s more info about all of this to be found at: irvine11.com

This is such an important cause and it especially touches me because this is occurring in my home county. If you’re able to, give what you can and if you’re unable to give a financial donation,  spread the word about these students, who spoke out against injustice and even when being put on trial, stand by what they believe in.

I went to a recent event to support the Irvine 11 and I even got a really rad wristband (I actually bought like 5 to take to others as well). If any of you are Orange County residents (or even if you’re not maybe), I’m sure the UCI’s MSU is still selling them and the proceeds go to the Irvine 11’s legal fund. Also, become a fan of irvine11 on Facebook to get updates about fundraisers and court dates so you can come out and support these guys.



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