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The five players allegedly tackled and duct taped a freshman in his dorm before carrying him roughly to a vehicle, according to the Tribune, which said it obtained documents describing the victim’s statements to investigators after the Wheaton police department declined this year to release reports under the state’s Freedom of Information Act. As the football players transported the victim to an off-campus park, they played “Middle Eastern music” and uttered slurs against Muslims, according to the contents of the documents described by the Tribune. (All Wheaton students sign a required statement of faith espousing evangelical beliefs.) ...
The reports of anti-Muslim behavior during the course of the incident came within months of college leaders clashing with a professor over Muslim-Christian relations. Former political science professor Larycia Hawkins, who wore a hijab in support of Muslims, wrote on Facebook that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Her comment went viral and outraged conservative alumni, and she eventually left the college and became a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.
Just months later, according to the documents obtained by the Tribune, the assault of the student took place.
“Oh my gosh,” Hawkins said, as she considered the timeline of events.
“The ignorance of well-educated students,” she said while taking a deep breath, “it’s so reprehensible.”
@greenbutton, I think you have that exactly right, and I also think that's the case at most places of higher education around the country.They are, mostly, admirable human beings on a learning curve.