ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- The Muslim Student Association at Washington University held a meeting Thursday to talk about a controversial photo some students posted on Facebook.
The students came as “Seal Team 6″ to a Halloween party last week. The costume came complete with Osama Bin Laden, the American flag and water pistols.
The student dressed as Bin Laden wore a fake beard.
Several students reported the picture to university officials and used Facebook to condemn the picture.
This is part of Mahroh Jahangiri’s Facebook post, “I am asking – I am begging my friends and peers at WU do look beyond the group with which they ‘identify’ and RAISE HELL ABOUT THIS. Be loud even if this doesn’t target you. Demand a response on behalf of the handful of WU students this photo ripped to pieces. This is disgusting and cannot be tolerated on this campus. There are very few Muslim students on this campus, and our voice is not loud enough. For those of you who had not heard of this until now, now you have. What are we going to do to change this?”
In an interview with Fox 2's Anthony Kiekow Jahangiri said that the picture "scary."
"I don't know if it was Osama Bin Laden, but I have many family members who have beards," she said.
Thursday's student meeting was aimed at ending any rumors about the picture and developing a plan to make Muslim students on campus feel accepted.
The university is still investigating the incident, but at this point the students in the picture have not been disciplined.