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Chants of “USA! USA! USA” broke out the University of Missouri campus Thursday as a group of students held an ISIS flag burning ceremony on the quad.
The event was held by the Young Americans for Liberty and featured food, music, and freedom, because America.
Ian Paris lights the handmade ISIS flag on fire. A crowd of about 150 chants "USA." pic.twitter.com/Wl2vZlcpE7
— Kaley Annabel (@KaleyJohnson6) October 8, 2015
The burning of an ISIS flag is well within the group’s First Amendment rights and they even cleared it with MU campus police first, but not every student was thrilled with the act. Some felt the publicity stunt posed a risk to campus safety, especially in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in France back in January.
— Anurag Ram (@AnuragRC) October 8, 2015
Still, if images of their flag being burned by college students hurts them more than the heartless beheadings and killings they execute on a daily basis, then they’re more screwed in the brain than previously thought.
According to US officials, 10,000-plus ISIS fighters were killed in a 9-month campaign. Ten thousand down, many more to go.
Plus, the flag burning gave some lucky couple a proposal to remember.
Lol how pissed would you be if you were the girl getting proposed to on the quad as people were burning the ISIS flag/rallying next to you
— Jess Bowser (@jess_bowser) October 8, 2015
Love is in the air..