Article courtesy of TheBlaze, written by Kate Scanlon.
A progressive high school senior penned an op-ed Tuesday criticizing his peers for their efforts to “to shut down free speech” on college campuses.
Mahad Olad, a high school senior who lives in Minnesota, wrote the piece titled “I’m a progressive student who’s scared my peers have gone off the deep end in killing free speech” for The College Fix.
Olad said that he was excited to attend a joint lecture by conservative speakers Christina Hoff Sommers and Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Minnesota, which was one of his “first campus experiences” as he prepares to attend Ithaca College in the fall.
But upon arriving at the lecture’s venue, Olad was frustrated to discover that student activists protesting the event would succeed in making him 90 minutes late to the event.
“The unruly protest included a throng of students holding signs and shouting that the university was supporting ‘transphobic hate speech.’ They chanted ‘trans lives matter’ and ‘end rape culture,’” Olad wrote.
Olad, who describes himself as a progressive “who has been celebrated by the ACLU of Minnesota for my youth activism,” said that it is both “ludicrous” and “a personal affront” to suggest that he supports such things.