'Irvine 11': Islamic group calls verdict 'death of democracy'
He said the verdict reflects a "growing malaise of Islamophobia" in the United States.
Ten Muslim students were found guilty Friday of disrupting a speech at UC Irvine by the Israeli ambassador to the United States. The 11th student's case has already been resolved.
"We were remaining optimistic and hopeful that justice would prevail, which at this point it hasn't," she continued. "I hope that this case goes forward and that free speech prevails at the end of the day. At this point we're all losing -- we're all losing our rights."
-- Lauren Williams in Santa Ana
Photo: Muslim students stare at the jury after being found guilty of conspiring to disrupt and then disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador at UC Irvine. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times.