Dressing up as a KKK member or Hitler is bad taste for a Halloween or costume party. But going as a suicide bomber? Well that's certainly ok at the University of Pennsylvania!
Engineering senior Saad Saadi dressed up as a suicide bomber complete with fake dynamite strapped to his chest, a Koran and faux automatic rifle. This Democracy Project post has pictures of Saadi pretending to execute a hostage, encouraging a youngster AND posing for a picture with UPenn President Amy Gutmann who throws the annual Halloween Party.
Saadi is free to indulge in bad taste and Gutmann is certainly free to pose with him for a picture. But just imagine what would have happened if someone went in a white sheet with a pointy hat? Jesse Jackson would organized a campus march and reminded everyone within earshot of how it reminded him of Selma. (Yes, most situations remind Jackson of Selma.)
The Daily Pennsylvanian certainly doesn't think anything is amiss.