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Chuck DeVore Wants Ban On Muslim Student Union from UC Irvine

KPCC Radio this evening is reporting that Assemblyman Chuck DeVore has sent a letter to UC Irvine chancellor Michael Drake asking him to ban the Muslim Student Union from campus following the arrest of 11 MSU members who disrupted a campus speech by Israeli ambassador Michael Oren to the United States.

According to the full story, which you can read here, DeVore accused the Muslim Student Union of “passing the hat” for Hamas at a fundraiser for the “terrorist organization” last year.

The story goes on to summarize a conversation with UCI spokesperson Cathy Lawhon who said the university’s response to DeVore’s letter is that UCI officials are considering the allegations against the 11 students and the Muslim Student Union. The students and organization face a range of discipline from a warning to expulsion, but it is not known when officials will decide on punishment, Lawhon added.

It is also not known at this time how long the investigation will take or when a judgement will be announced.

The KPCC Wire Service ran this story at 8:11 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Here is additional background information on KPCC Radio

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KPCV in the Coachella Valley. Reaching more than 600,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California and serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award-winning local news coverage as well as the most NPR (National Public Radio) content available anywhere in the region.


February 23, 2010 - Posted by | Muslim Student Union, UC Irvine | , , , , , ,


  1. Chuck Devore has no business sticking his nose into the debate. You are exhibiting grandstanding for your own personal political gain. I find your behavior reprehensible and inappropriate. Get off your podium.

    Comment by Steven Markell | February 27, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for the comment, Steve, though I did not write the letter. I just posted it to the blog. The goal here is to inform.

      Comment by ocguy18 | February 28, 2010 | Reply

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