College won’t remove ‘insensitive’ anti-war banner hung on 9/11 anniversary, citing ‘free speech’

Amherst College has slammed a “deeply insensitive” anti-war banner which emerged on the 9/11 anniversary, while the institution remembered those killed in the attacks. However, the college says it will not be removed, falling under the right to free speech.

The banner – which was unfurled on Monday, the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks – hangs in a prominent location, over the doorway of a campus dining hall.

“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people,” the banner reads, using a quote that is largely attributed to American historian Howard Zinn.

“In honor of those killed and displaced by America’s so called ‘war on terror’,” reads a second quote.

  • canminuteman

    If they won’t remove it because of “free speech”, someone should put up a sign with an opposing viewpoint.

    • That would help.

    • Alain

      Make it an even bigger sign. I’ll bet the administration will suddenly find that free speech does not cover the right to put up signs.

  • deplorabledave

    Live ammo.

    • Gary

      I think the banner is an indictment of the Obama reign with drones and the hundreds killed on the Mexican boarder from Latino gang terrorism .

  • Air-lift these jack-offs to the Middle East and leave them there.

  • Gary

    It does make the same point as Martin Sheen just made. The USA should pull out of every place where the Military and let the muslims move it to slaughter billions that include children and see how Martin Sheen likes what the World turned into.
    Communists can raise back up to power and the Black African nation can go back to wood stoves and barefoot .
    Let the muslims slaughter each other and kill their own children instead of OURS.
    Change the refugee system and raise the standards for Immigrants that want to leave their crap hole behind them and embrace the new life for the children .
    No more anchor babies like Obama was where he became a marxist racist wanting to destroy the Nation that gave him his good life to become the President.

  • QiPo

    As long as it is a fascist message, it’s “free speech”. As soon as an opposing banner goes up, it becomes whatever the fascist’s say it is. Welcome to the New USA comrade.