Monday, October 31, 2011

Catholic University Charged With Discrimination

Catholic University (CU) being sued for not being Politically Correct. A small minority at the university want the school to change policies just for them. There nearly 7,000 students of which a mere 122 are Muslim Students find it offensive to have to stare at a cross, wooden crucifix, pictures of Jesus while performing their prayers.

The complaint filed with DC Office of Human Rights by John Banzhaf, an attorney and professor at George Washington University Law School. The 60 page complaint is alleging the University is discriminating against Muslims and also women.

Muslims students want a special room all to themselves to hold their prayers in, they are required to pray 5 times a day. The room MUST be free of any Christian Symbols. There is a Jewish organization on campus and they hold their meetings in unoccupied classrooms.

The other major point in the "complaint also charges that eliminating all mixed-gender dormitories on campus,and henceforth forcing students who live on campus to reside in single-sex segregated residences,constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex against female students since students will be assigned to dormitories solely on the basis of their sex, and many will be denied their residence of choice solely because of, and on the basis of, their sex."

Banzhaf said some Muslim students were particularly offended because they had to meditate in the school’s chapels “and at the cathedral that looms over the entire campus – the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.”

If the Muslims are so offended by the schools Catholic traditions one might ask why would they even consider going there? The schools president answered that in a December of 2010 interview with NPR: “An important reason [that Muslims are gravitating towards Catholic universities] is that the Muslim students, especially those who are observant, feel comfortable and safe at the institution,” said President Garvey in an interview with NPR in December of 2010.  “It’s a place where their own faith practices are mirrored by our own. And they feel both welcome and understood at the campus.” He later went on to say: “We make classrooms available, or our chapels are places where they can pray” he told NPR. “We don’t offer Halal meat, although there are always meals that conform to Halal regulations, that allow students to do what they want.”

So what's the beef with them? These people come to our country, elect to attend a private Catholic school. What do they expect? There is a large Catherdral which looms over the entire campus which apparently offends them also. Do they want the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception moved to another location.

In my opinion they are asking a lot of a private school. Why should they remove their crosses, etc just so they don't have to look at them. They should be grateful the school accepted them and learn to live in the Western World. They knew it was a Catholic University when they enrolled. Surely they took a tour of the facilities and knew they would be surrounded with Christian symbols.

Whose "Human Rights" are they taking away? Seems to me they are trying to discriminate against the Christians of this country. I will once again be disappointed with our justice system if they rule in the favor of the Muslims. This is one case I will follow closely and keep you informed.

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  1. This really makes me mad! This so called politically correctness has got to stop! It is not pc for government to step in and tell a religious private school what they can or can't do. If the Muslims feel so strongly why don't they just make a donation and pay to have a place of worship built just for them on the campus...Because it wouldn't be feasible for such a small number of people.

  2. Great post, Deanie. This is the perfect microcosm of what muslims really have in mind for Christians (besides fire bombings and murdering them), and that is removal of ALL public display of religious symbols which do not represent Islam...this is in practice in Muslim countries which have not yet removed all the Christians. Further, nonmuslims are required to provide accommodations and lodging for muslims as they desire.

  3. Why should we give the muslims shit? If they come to the school because they feel safe and can interact with the students they need to accept what they are given. Special privileges for the muslims is getting out of hand and needs to be stopped. The students didn't enroll in that school to pray, they are there for a good education.

  4. Mad Sally's RoommateNovember 2, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    What you say is right about Muslims in a Catholic College. If I go in to Olive Garden who stands against and organization displaying the American flag during a meeting and order a taco, I'm stupid. So why would Muslims go to a Catholic College and criticize Christ and the Crucifix?

    If Muslims are that dumb send them back to the country of their origin and let them continue believing the Koran is the Bible of the world.

  5. What a farce this is. Obama and his administration are going too far these days. Soon we will live in a country that government will dictate to us when we can take a shit!
    Human Right lawyers are just out for the money, they really don't care what the problem is. I do not see that there is even a case here. and the sex discrimination charge against women because they have segregated dorms is stupid! Here's hoping the ragheads loose this one.

  6. It seems the thinking of the lawmakers and the left are leaning towards the Muslims. Children in school can no longer pray before a meal, say God Bless or show any Christian behavior, yet the schools are being forced to provide Muslim children with special rooms so THEY can pray. This is not a Human Rights issue it is a play to convert our country from Christianity to Sharia! That Muslim in office must go.

  7. This is yet another(shocking to some of you)story where our core is being attacked from within our country. I was not at all surprised when the story broke the other day. Believe me, we have it very easy still in the WEST. Wake up America Stand Up For Your Religion & Freedom, they are at risk.
    Islam is a disease - Unfortunately there will be more to come.
    - pinkpistol

  8. Right on pinkpistol. This is just the beginning of what lays ahead of us. We can't have foreigners coming here and demand we live by their rules and traditions. We have never bowed down the them before so why start now???
    the potus has already made a mockery of Christianity. the National Day of Prayer I'm sure will come to an end before he leaves office.

  9. This is stupidity at it's highest level. Muslims go to a Catholic school but don't want to see crucifix. I think I have a simple solution to the problem, have the college to allow students to have dogs in every room, let the male students run naked down the halls and serve pork for two weeks straight. Problem resolved!

  10. They should go live in a country that is Sharia compliant. When these people come here all they want to do is change our laws.

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