Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Shakur Mural: Marquette Statement

Marquette University acted speedily to remove its mural honoring domestic terrorist cop killer Assata Shakur.

Marquette University statement: May 18, 2015

Update: May 18, 2015

As of the evening of May 17, 2015, the mural has been removed.

Marquette University statement: May 17, 2015

Our university’s senior leadership just became aware of a mural that was created and displayed in a remote area of campus. This is extremely disappointing as the mural does not reflect the Guiding Values of Marquette University. It is being removed immediately. We are reviewing the circumstances surrounding the mural and will take appropriate action.

Marquette's alleged "guiding values" are twisted beyond belief.

A mural honoring someone on a mission to preach revolutionary Leftist doctrine is a perfect reflection of Marquette's "guiding values" and its rejection of Catholicism.

So, the mural honoring a domestic terrorist, the one that was displayed in that oh so remote area of campus, has been removed.

So what?

The removal of the mural does nothing to change the intolerance that permeates Marquette and its rejection of Catholic teaching.

If some students are discussing something like their personal opposition to gay marriage, another student overhearing the discussion is encouraged to report them to the university administration under its harassment policy.

Liberal Kirsten Powers, author of The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech, declares Marquette's harassment policy to be "modeled on Chairman Mao's Little Red Book."

Yeah, it's that bad.

Nice work removing that disgraceful mural, Marquette. Honoring a cop killer and domestic terrorist was not a good decision, but you own it.

Now, what about your Mao Little Red Book policy?

Explain those "guiding values" currently in place.

Any plans to deal with them?

Jesuit university Marquette's war on free speech and Catholicism certainly isn't relegated to a "remote area of campus."

That can't be solved with a quick coat of paint or a removal of a banner.

It must be understood that under President Michael Lovell's leadership Marquette University does not promote Catholic values. Moreover, under his leadership, Lovell has solidified the reality of Marquette.

It is a hostile environment, squelching the free exchange of ideas.

When is the mural honoring Mao going to be erected?

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