Skip to comments.Cleansing the ACLU - Michigan and the case of Muslim footbaths
Posted on 08/18/2007 9:39:33 PM PDT by gpapa
The latest battle of religion in the public square is unfolding in Dearborn, Michigan, a city with one of the highest Muslim populations in the country. At the University of Michigan's local campus, administrators have recently refitted several school bathrooms to include small footbaths in the corner--an accommodation for Muslim students who must perform ritual washing as part of their daily observance. The issue has more than a few of the usual suspects trying to explain their way out of their usual positions on the separation of church and state.
The Detroit chapter of the ACLU has scrambled to find a way to recuse itself from the matter, claiming that the footbaths qualify as secular since they could be used by non-Muslims, and therefore don't cross the group's usual bright church-state line. Further, the ACLU explains, the university's decision to take on the $25,000 expense was motivated primarily "by health and safety" because some students didn't like washing their hands in the sinks after others students had washed their feet. If that hadn't been the case, the group says this religious accommodation would surely have merited greater investigation and criticism.
(Excerpt) Read more at opinionjournal.com ...
"Hey Bubba, look at these new funny urinals they got in here!"
Toss a little pork and bacon in these footbaths....
***”Hey Bubba, look at these new funny urinals they got in here!”***
Urinal is right!
It reminds me of when the students at our high school took care of the entire facility. For a time, I was one of the janitors (we called it "Paid Work Crew," for $1.65 an hour). Well, it wasn't me, but you see, the school still used that yellow soap...
“Dearborn, Michigan, a city with one of the highest Muslim”
What is the un-employment rate of muslim countries vs this arm pit area of Michigan? Have they destroyed it like their own lands?
Well, hey, how about you just don't wash your feet in the sink????
That and other things.
Scumbag athiest Democrat ACLU hypocrisy BUMP!
this is like the ACLU saying Nativity scenes are religious at Christmas but Menorah displays are just history of the time period.
(ie a scene depicting christs birth on his birth day is not a historical reference.)
Check this out...
Well, Bush says it’s “a religion of piss”
You’ve REALLY got to wonder whether there are Swiss bank accounts accessed by these ACLU lawyers which are regularly topped up by either the Iranians or the Saudis. They must be on the Muzzie payroll, it defies any other explanation. For instance, I’ve never seen a bouncer guarding a church door requesting Catholic membership cards. Aren’t these secular institutions also using ACLU “logic”?
One would hope that they didn’t have a sign saying Muslims Only” and that anyone could wash their feet in the foot bath.
“Whoops, just dropped my koran into it. Just slid out of my hand like a greased pig.”
I've covered this story from numerous different angles. A great place to start reading would be here - and enjoy the video as well.
It’s only right that the vertically challenged will have such a convenience in which to micturate..Allahu fubar!
Subject: Re: Cleansing the ACLU
You might find the perspective of an American overseas living in a Muslim majority country interesting.
These "foot basins" exist here as well, but they are in a mosque where they rightfully belong.