SAN DIEGO – San Diego State University students gathered Wednesday afternoon to protest the university president’s response to fliers claiming certain Muslim students had terrorist affiliations.
Student protesters say they have been trying to speak with SDSU President Elliot Hirshman for weeks after radical fliers were posted by the David Horowitz Freedom Project around campus that specifically name students as being terrorists and terrorist sympathizers.
Students say a statement Hirshman sent Tuesday was “pathetic” and failed to condemn the posters.
The protest, hosted by the Muslim Student Association and the Students for Justice in Palestine, kept Hirshman from being able to leave campus in a police car. He sat in the car for around an hour before getting out.
Hirshman eventually apologized for declining to speak with the students, but he did not condemn the posters.
David Horowitz is expected to speak at the university next week.