Wingnuts on Campus, Wright State Edition

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The following item appeared in the September 24 edition of the Dayton Daily News.

“FAIRBORN – Wright State University officials did not charge a Cincinnati man who drew a crowd on the campus last week by tearing pages from a book that he said was the Quran, Islam’s holy book.

“In a YouTube video of the Sept. 15 incident, the man pulled the book from his backpack and ripped pages from it, upsetting spectators around the campus quadrangle, where public speakers often hold forth. . . .

“The man was later escorted to his car by campus police, Wright State Police Chief David Finnie said. There were no arrests, charges or injuries, he said. . . .

“’Our role here was simple,’ he added. ‘First of all, we support people expressing their First Amendment rights. There’s no better place than an academic setting.’ . . .

“The man in…

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