MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A decision by student government at the University of Minnesota not to hold an event in recognition of the Sept. 11th terrorists' attacks has unleashed critical comments on social media.

The Minnesota Student Association last week rejected a resolution to hold a commemorative event or "moment of recognition." The Minnesota Republic student newspaper reported opponents of the recognition argued it could stir up racism against Muslim and Middle Eastern students.

The Star Tribune says the response on the association's Facebook site was swift and critical. The association has responded that discussion over the recognition also revolved around the logistics of such an event and how it could be implemented.