To the Daily:
I am deeply disappointed in your decision to publish more of these campustruth.org ads. They are very offensive and hurtful to members of the community including myself. They perpetuate a stereotype that Arabs and Muslims condone terrorism and this is not only false but also racist. These ads were made with the intention of vilifying Arabs and Muslims on campus.
Their purpose is not to open a dialog or to work to analyze the problems in the Middle East so that we can find solutions to them as many students and faculty members here at the University work to do everyday. Their purpose is to create an environment of hate and fear here at the University.
If you go to campustruth's website they have links to other websites such as campus-watch.org which openly takes part in the spying on and blacklisting of professors and students. These organizations not only have no place here at the University, they are not even associated with students at this University in any way. They are national organizations with the sole purpose of spreading hate-filled propaganda and rhetoric in an attempt to create more hate and more division on this topic which does not need more division but needs more understanding and work together.
Through their actions, these organizations have made it clear that they do not intend to work in a productive manner to find solutions to the problems in the Middle East. Instead, they are attempting to make the debate one-sided thorough propaganda and the threat of having your life and livelihood ruined by ending up on a blacklist. By publishing these ads you are actively aiding these organizations in their low-handed and unethical tactics. I hope that in the future, the Daily will reconsider its decision to publish these ads.