A year ago, a University of California, Irvine investigation found that the Muslim Student Union (MSU) devised a plot to silence a speech by Israel's ambassador and then lied about it to school administrators.
Now that same school has honored that same student group with an award for demonstrating "commitment to transforming the structures of inequality and injustices through reflection and action." The MSU won the school's Cross Cultural Center's Praxis Award at the Anteater Awards ceremony on May 18.
In February 2010, the MSU conspired to disrupt a speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren by standing up during his speech and calling him a murderer and war criminal. The students were following a "game plan" to keep Oren from being heard.