April 5, 2019

Addendum: Islamophobia at the Law School

Addendum to 'Islamophobia at the Law School.'

NoteThis addendum is intended to clarify the intent and claims made in an op-ed articleIslamophobia at the Law School, published March 30, 2019. 

This article was written in the immediate wake of the New Zealand massacre that took place on March 15, 2019. It was not published until two weeks later, after most media outlets moved on from the issue. Like many Muslims, I was deeply impacted by this horrific event, and I wrote this op-ed to try and motivate members of my community at the Law School to speak out against even subtle forms of Islamophobia, way before it leads to violence.

In describing one of the events that took place at the Law School, I may have attributed to Mr. Maltz a viewpoint that he never explicitly expressed, but I did not intend to deliberately misrepresent his comments. As a Muslim sitting in the audience, I perceived an implicit assertion that foreign Muslims can be reasonably understood to be dangerous enough to ban; that is what I took away from the talk. The quotes I mentioned were based purely on my memory.

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