George Washington University Rescinds Suspension Of Jewish Student Who Displayed The Hindu Swastika Symbol

May 28, 2015

By Raif Karerat at The American Bazaar

WASHINGTON, DC: Following international outcry and the threat of litigation, George Washington University has opted to rescind the suspension it doled out to a student who posted a Hindu swastika on his residence hall’s bulletin board.

The Hindu swastika — which is a religious symbol and carries none of the hateful connotations of its Nazi-appropriated counterpart — was displayed on a bulletin board in GWU’s International House residence hall and subsequently mistaken for the Nazis’ World War II-era emblem on March 16...

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