Muslim Students Suspended After Disrupting Speech

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A Muslim student group at the University of California, Irvine, has been suspended for disrupting a speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren back in February.

Eleven members of the Muslim Student Union were arrested for heckling Oren, calling him a "murderer" and a "war criminal" while he talked about Middle East peace.

The group will not be allowed to operate on campus next year and those arrested could face criminal charges. Some of those charges could include: disorderly conduct, obstructing university activities and furnishing false information.

"It really does have very lasting constitutional implications," MSU attorney Reem Salahi said. "It's a chilling effect for Muslims on campus and their right to associate."

The university's disciplinary committee also ruled the student group must complete 50 hours of community service.

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