The GW Hatchet reports this morning that seven students claimed responsibility for flyering the campus with a message of hate against Muslims under another organization’s name. The student claim that the flyers, which were titled “Hate Muslims? So do we!”, were satirical critiques of the upcoming Islamofacism Awareness Week. The flyers were attributed on their face to Young America’s Foundation, a conservative student group who is sponsoring the event.
What were these kids thinking? They pissed off everyone who already agreed with them, raised the profile of this event significantly, and come off as either racist or retarded. I’d love to do a full blown rant on the danger of half-assed satire to its author, but I’ll restrain myself.