Controversy Over Muslims Wearing Religious Stoles at U.C. Irvine

July 19, 2004

Source: Muslim Wake Up

On July 19, 2004 Muslim Wake Up reported that "A huge controversy (has erupted) over 11 UCI students who planned to wear an Islamic-themed stole (i.e. the sashes worn over the shoulders by graduates) at their graduation ceremony... a whole host of Jewish organizations, including the American Jewish Congress, have been demanding that the university administration ban the stoles, since they contend that they contain symbols of terrorism."