A Washington University student was caught on camera tossing thousands of American flags commemorating the lives lost in the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the garbage — calling the display a “political prop upholding American hegemony.”
Fadel Alkilani was seen stuffing blue garbage bags with the flags Saturday on the St. Louis, Missouri campus, before he’s confronted by another student who is filming him, college newspaper Student Life reported.
“[Alkilani] said that [the display] was in violation of school rules. He was also saying profanity,” said Nathaniel Hope, a member of the university’s College Republicans, told conservative youth organization Young America’s Foundation.
The College Republicans had placed the 2,977 flags on Mudd Field ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attacks.
Footage posted by YAF to Twitter condemned Alkilani’s behavior as “despicable.”
But Alkilani, the vice president of