Calif. lawmaker wants Muslim student group banned

NEW YORK (JTA) — A California assemblyman and U.S. Senate hopeful wants a Muslim student group banned from the University of California, Irvine.

In a letter to the university chancellor, Republican Assemblyman Chuck DeVore urged that the Muslim Student Union be banned from the campus, according to a report on Southern California Public Radio.

Members of the Muslim Student Union have been on the defensive since they disrupted a campus speech two weeks ago by the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren. The members are facing disciplinary proceedings by the university and possible criminal prosecution.

DeVore, who is seeking the GOP nomination for the Senate seat now held by Democrat Barbara Boxer, also accused the student union of fund raising for Hamas.