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Missouri University Condemns Removal of 9/11 Commemoration Flags by Student

A Missouri college is denouncing the removal of flags commemorating victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, but it’s not clear if the student identified as removing the flags will be disciplined. The Young America’s Foundation placed nearly 3,000 flags in the ground at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri to commemorate the victims of the terror attacks. But video footage from Sept. 11 showed a man carrying trash bags filled with the flags, after removing them from where they’d been placed. Fadel Alkilani was later identified as the man. He’s the student union vice president of finance, the school’s paper reported. Alkilani admitted to removing the flags in social media posts he later deleted. In one, he wrote that he intended to “protest against American imperialism and the 900,000 lives lost as a result of post 9/11 war.” Alkilani later took to Instagram to pen a lengthy statement, writing …

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