The Brown Muslim Students’ Association would like to extend sincere thanks to you for your recent statement about the NYPD and its surveillance of Muslim student groups around the Northeast. Your words demonstrate an unequivocal, genuine support for the principles of freedom of expression and religion - principles that are at the heart of what Muslim students’ associations stand for. Your statement has fortified our spirits and driven us toward a higher level of commitment to our activities with both the Muslim and non-Muslim communities at Brown.
Muslim students at Yale recently organized an Ivy Muslim Conference that successfully engaged students from diverse Muslim backgrounds in candid discourse. The news about the NYPD’s investigation into college MSAs came at an especially inopportune moment, as your students must be exhausted from all the work they put in to arranging the conference. The Brown Muslims Students’ Association would like to reassure Yale and its MSA members that they have our full support in light of this situation, and we applaud the stance taken thus far.