It will be interesting to see if the school responds to this in any way.

The Princeton Tory reports.

Muslim Advocacy Group to U.: “Condemn” Christie’s Trump Endorsement

In an open letter which was circulated to undergraduate email lists on Wednesday, a group of students called Muslim Advocates for Social Justice & Individual Dignity (MASJID) called on the Princeton University Board of Trustees to “condemn Governor Christie’s sanction of Donald Trump’s racism and xenophobia,” and “to reaffirm the Board’s commitment to Princeton University’s values of inclusiveness and diversity.” As New Jersey Governor, Christie serves as an ex officio member of the University’s Board of Trustees.

The group also sent a link to a petition that they encouraged individual students and student groups to sign on to so they could show their own support for the demand to “call upon the Princeton University Board of Trustees to denounce fellow trustee Gov. Christie’s support of Trump.”

The open letter said that Trump “falsely claimed that Muslims celebrated during the 9/11 attacks,” which the letter asserted “led to a rise in hate crimes.” The letter went on to say that “Governor Christie has unfortunately legitimized Trump’s hatefulness and, implicitly, the hate crimes and intolerance that are the natural results of that abhorrent philosophy.” It also referenced Christie’s prior refusal to allow Syrian refugees to come to New Jersey.

The letter concluded with the declaration, “We call upon you, the Board of Trustees, to condemn Governor Chris Christie’s support of Donald Trump’s Islamophobic and xenophobic campaign. Silence implies complicity, especially because it is Governor Christie, a fellow Trustee, who is standing by this hatred. We also ask that you reaffirm the importance of a diverse and inclusive atmosphere on campus for minorities, including women, Latinx, Muslims, Black people, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities.”