University of Missouri students organize ISIS flag burning demonstration
A student liberty group at the University of Missouri-Columbia plans to burn the ISIS flag in the center of their campus this Thursday in what they are calling a symbolic ceremony in response to continual human rights violations by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
“ISIS has violated the liberties and freedoms of millions of people through genocide, deadly religious persecutions, modern-day enslavement, sexual violence, use of a chemical weapon, beheadings and mass executions,” MU-Young Americans for Liberty stated in announcing the event.
The afternoon demonstration will include “a moment of silence for the estimated 250,000 plus murdered by ISIS, followed by brief speeches and will conclude with the burning of the ISIS flag,” the statement added.
Ian Paris, 21, president of the Mizzou chapter of YAL and a senior studying political science, told The College Fix in a telephone interview Monday that his group reached out to other campus clubs – religious ones, political organizations, social justice advocacy groups and more – and many peers have expressed an interest in taking part.