BU Students Told: ‘Speak Out Against Islamophobia’ (‘The Boston Globe’)

Dartmouth’s Susannah Heschel and two other prominent academics spoke out this week at Boston University, urging students to counter anti-Islam bigotry in the wake of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial call to bar Muslims from entering the country, reports The Boston Globe.

Heschel, the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, told the crowd that gathered Monday on the university campus that “it’s not Islam that makes somebody decide, ‘I want to kill someone.’ It doesn’t work that way,” the newspaper reports.

“The gathering was dubbed ‘After Paris: Anti-Muslim Backlash, What You Need to Know.’ It was organized to address the ‘troubling upsurge in anti-Muslim action in the USA and elsewhere’ in the wake of recent terror attacks, according to posters for the event,” writes the Globe.

Read the full story, published 12/8/15 by The Boston Globe.