Archive for Thursday, September 20, 2012

Vigil in South Park to honor Americans slain in Libya

September 20, 2012


A candlelight vigil honoring U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans who were also killed last week at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, will be tonight in South Park, 1200 Mass.

The vigil, sponsored by Kansas University’s Arab Student Union, will begin at 7 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own candles.


SageonPage 5 years, 5 months ago

Interesting group to sponsor this event. I would like to learn about their political leanings. Many factions are trying to control Libya at present, from Muslim Brotherhood to al Qaeda to Gaddafi supporters, whom do they side with? For that matter whom does Obama and Billary side with?

jhawkinsf 5 years, 5 months ago

That's like asking what are the political leanings of the chess club. The group sponsoring this event might have individuals with wide ranging political philosophies.

verity 5 years, 5 months ago

If you really want to know, go and talk to them.

50YearResident 5 years, 5 months ago

Will they burn some Libyan Flags? Maybe pump some fists and declare "death to Libya".

Frank A Janzen 5 years, 5 months ago

Don't be ridiculous. This is a vigil honoring Ambassador Stevens.

verity 5 years, 5 months ago

Why don't you go and see for yourself?

Maybe even talk to some of them.

Gareth Skarka 5 years, 5 months ago

Stay classy, Kansas. An Arab student group tries to hold a vigil honoring Americans killed in Libya, and are met with racist stereotypes and questions about what "side" they're on.

Typical midwestern hayseed ignorance.

Terry Sexton 5 years, 5 months ago

I bet most of us are very appreciative of this effort.

"...and are met with racist stereotypes..." then "Typical midwestern hayseed ignorance."

So is this an example of pot/kettle syndrome or just plain ol' irony?

jhawkinsf 5 years, 5 months ago

Maybe more like an uncomfortable truth.

Glenn Reed 5 years, 5 months ago

Well, I'm here now. Not a whole lot of people here. Looks like just the KU students and a couple of people from 6 news.

Terry Sexton 5 years, 5 months ago

I don't view calling all midwesterners typically ignorant hayseeds any differently than calling all Arabs murderous terrorists. Both mindsets are distasteful & do nothing but perpetuate negative stereotypes & prejudices. Painting with a broad brush usually covers way more territory than it should.

Kelley Brown 5 years, 5 months ago

Good thing we get an opinion....some people don't..

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