Anonymous banner condemns 'war on terror' on 9/11

Kassy Dillon
Massachusetts Campus Correspondent

  • Early on the morning of September 11, a banner was displayed from a building at Amherst College "In honor of those killed and displaced by America's so-called ‘war on terror.’”
  • The anonymous banner, which also features a quote from Howard Zinn saying, “there is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people,” was rolled up by an unknown person before 10:00 a.m.
  • Image via Twitter: @maxnikitas

    As the nation remembers and reflects on the anniversary of 9/11, a banner criticizing the war on terror was displayed at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

    Early Monday morning, a banner was seen at Valentine Hall on campus reading “there is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people,” a quote by radical historian, liberal activist, and author Howard Zinn

    "A shameless act that is disrespectful to the millions of Americans affected by this attack on our country.”   

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

    The identities of the people who hung the banner are unknown, and it has since been removed by an unknown person.

    Despite this, the Amherst College Republicans have made their own memorial of a draped American flag and a sign that says “Never Forget” inside the same hall.

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    “As a club, all we sought to do was construct a memorial in honor of those who perished during this awful mark in our history, and also to commemorate those who bravely rushed into the flaming rubble,” Brantley Mayers, the secretary of the Amherst College Republicans, told Campus Reform.

    “I suppose that is too much for some on our campus, who instead decided to use this day as a political one rather than a one of remembrance,” Mayers added, calling the display “a shameless act that is disrespectful to the millions of Americans affected by this attack on our country.”

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    Kassy Dillon

    Kassy Dillon

    Massachusetts Campus Correspondent

    Kassy Dillon is a Massachusetts Campus Correspondent, and reports liberal bias and abuse on campus for Campus Reform. Kassy is a journalist, political commentator, and student at Mount Holyoke College. She is the founder of Lone Conservative, a group blog that gives a voice to conservative college students. She also is a regular contributor to The Hill and The Daily Wire, and has appeared on Fox News discussing issues surrounding free speech and cultural issues on college campuses. 

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