Getraer must apologize to Muslim community
This week, Chancellor Richard Edwards wrote a letter to the editor to The Daily Targum condemning hate speech and reiterating that the Rutgers community must respect and value the diversity of the campus. While I agree with his sentiments, I’m concerned as to why the Muslim community still hasn’t heard directly from Andrew Getraer. He has defended himself in the Targum, but we’ve heard nothing from him since, although multiple op-eds have been written decrying his published comments as hate speech. Is Getraer truly interested in interfaith dialogue as he says? Moreover, many people have been calling for conversation, but conversation is a two-way street and his convenient silence on the issue reflects a total disregard for our safety and comfort at Rutgers. Once again, we call on Getraer to directly address us and apologize for sabotaging interfaith efforts and disseminating misinformation.
Sara Zayed is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in computer science with a minor in mathematics. Her column, “#Realtalk,” runs on alternate Tuesdays.