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UC Berkeley students seek to block Bill Maher speech
UC Berkeley students seek to block Bill Maher speech

Comedian Bill Maher is scheduled to be the speaker at UC Berkeley’s mid-year commencement, but some students, who object to what they allege to be his anti-Muslim statements, are asking administrators to rescind the invitation. A petition urging the university to drop Maher from the Dec. 20 event has garnered more than 1,400 signatures, according to the student newspaper The Daily Californian. The protest was started by the Change.org group and is backed by the Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian Coalition on campus, the paper reported. “It’s not an issue of freedom of speech, it’s a matter of campus climate,” student senator Marium Navid told the...

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