GWU Suspends Jewish Student for Hindu Swastika Souvenir, Calls it a ‘Hate Crime’

April 29, 2015

By Ashley Dobson at Red Alert Politics

Learning outside of class and free expression is apparently frowned upon at George Washington University.

GWU has suspended  a Jewish student for placing a souvenir Hindu swastika obtained on a trip to India on his residence hall’s bulletin board, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

Here’s the back story from FIRE:

“On March 16, the student placed a small, bronze, Indian swastika on a bulletin board at GWU’s International House residence hall. He intended to educate his friends and co-residents about the symbol’s origins, which he learned about during a spring break trip to India. The student had learned on his trip that although the swastika was appropriated by Nazi Germany, it has an ancient history in many cultures as a symbol of good luck and success...

Schools: George Washington University