The Muslim Students Association held a teach-in protest in response to a campus event called "The American Muslim Identity" and, more broadly, against instances of Islamophobia and racism across the nation Monday.
The teach-in was in response to an event co-sponsored by Duke College Republicans, Duke Political Union and Young Americans for Liberty that was being held on campus at the same time as the teach-in. The event, initially marketed under the title "The American Muslim Identity: Patriot or Insurgent?" was a Q&A with Zuhdi Jasser, a medical doctor and the president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. The Alexander Hamilton Society had originally co-sponsored the event, but revoked its sponsorship.
MSA was displeased with both the title of the event and the event's speaker—voicing concerns about Jasser's support of discriminatory surveillance against American Muslim communities and President Donald Trump's travel ban.