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Students Walk Out on Allen West to Protest his Use 'Radical Islam'

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By    |   Friday, 30 Sep 2016 12:42 PM

More than 100 Saint Louis University students walked out of a speech by Allen West as the former Florida congressman and retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel appeared on stage to talk about terrorism.

The walkout, led by members of SLU Rainbow Alliance and the Muslim Students' Association, was orchestrated to protest West's use of the term "radical Islam" to describe those he believes are responsible for acts of terror around the world.

The protest came after a week of testy sniping between West and the university, according to The College Fix.

Last week a university administrator told students organizing the talk they were not allowed to use the words "radical Islam" on ads that promoted West's appearance.

West fired back on his official website, saying he had been "censored" by the university and referred to students as "little cupcakes."

"We know about the issues of free speech on our colleges and universities. It appears there are those who define free speech as the speech they deem acceptable. If you attempt to speak on issues to which the liberal progressive socialist left does not consent, you should be censored," he wrote.

"Or at a minimum, the little cupcakes ask for a 'safe space' where they don't have to hear opposing views — and here we were under the impression that institutions of higher learning were supposed to be places to encourage the free exchange of ideas.

"If this is just a case of ill-conceived political correctness, we'll rectify that. But, if this is a case of the influence of stealth jihad radical Islamic campus organizations such as the Muslim Student Association, an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, then you will be exposed."

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