Muslim student group appeals suspension by University of California, Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A Muslim student group has appealed its suspension by the University of California, Irvine over the disruption of the Israeli ambassador's speech on campus.

University officials said Tuesday that the Muslim Student Union can take its case to the chancellor if its appeal is rejected. The suspension would take effect Sept. 1.

The university revoked the group's charter for a year and placed it on probation for another year on Monday.

In February, 11 students were arrested for disrupting the ambassador's speech, which prompted an investigation by the university into the group's activities.

The group's attorney says the punishment will affect hundreds of Muslims who regularly attend prayer meetings and socialize together.


Information from: The Orange County Register,