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Muslims Get "Prayer Room" at Catholic University
self | 9/12/07 | LS

Posted on 09/12/2007 6:41:37 AM PDT by LS

Perhaps it was appropriate this was announced on 9/11 through a campus-wide e-mail, but we were informed that the University of Dayton (OH), a Catholic University established by the Society of Mary, has now set up a "prayer room" for Muslim students and staff, including Korans and "prayer rugs."

I do not know if the university felt this was mandated by government regulations (unfortunately, we take government money) or simply an bent knee toward "diversity," but I imagine the Fathers are rolling over in the cemetary.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: antichrist; apostacy; apostate; education; falseprophet; islam; jihadinamerica; muhammadsminions; muslims; stopislamization; waronislamism
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1 posted on 09/12/2007 6:41:45 AM PDT by LS
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To: LS

Can you post the email?


2 posted on 09/12/2007 6:43:26 AM PDT by B Knotts (Tancredo '08!)
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To: LS

The religious left strikes again - they would appease Satan himself in the name of tolerance


3 posted on 09/12/2007 6:43:34 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: LS

Time for the Bishops or the Pope to step in.


4 posted on 09/12/2007 6:43:52 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: LS

Dark room is more like.........


5 posted on 09/12/2007 6:44:36 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: LS

A Catholic university that would do this may indeed remain a university. But they have forfeited any claim to being Catholic. May as well set up an idol to Moloch and be done with it.


6 posted on 09/12/2007 6:44:51 AM PDT by Antoninus (Republicans who support Rudy owe Bill Clinton an apology.)
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To: LS

AQ is winning, without firing a shot since 2001. Please check and see if bin Laden was cc’d on this.


7 posted on 09/12/2007 6:45:05 AM PDT by Fitzcarraldo (Skip the Moon, go for Mars)
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To: LS
Followers of the Religion of Pieces studying at and/or working for a Catholic university? What next....Palestinians demanding medical treatment at Israeli hospitals?
8 posted on 09/12/2007 6:45:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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To: LS

Satan is pleased, no doubt.


9 posted on 09/12/2007 6:45:42 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He is THE conservative candidate!!)
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To: LS

Do y’all have any Hindu or Jewish prayer rooms?


10 posted on 09/12/2007 6:46:21 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: LS

I can’t comment on this without breaching the bounds of good taste and decorum. I’d probably get banned if I wrote what I’m thinking!


11 posted on 09/12/2007 6:47:16 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: LS

Anyone have a story of an Islamic school setting up a Christian chapel on their grounds? Christian schools shouldn’t encourage other faiths.


12 posted on 09/12/2007 6:48:47 AM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: LS

Thanks for reporting, Larry. Interesting.


13 posted on 09/12/2007 6:49:08 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: pissant
Time for the Bishops or the Pope to step in.

Well, I guess we can hope that Pope Benedict will have a different reaction to the Koran than Pope John Paul II did


14 posted on 09/12/2007 6:49:52 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Antoninus

Years ago, a Catholic education meant something. Today, a Catholic school is just a private school with a crucifix or two around the campus.


15 posted on 09/12/2007 6:49:56 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: LS
Were I an alumni, I would discontinue all support both monetarily and personal. I can’t help but think this may not be good for the PR office of the university....
16 posted on 09/12/2007 6:50:29 AM PDT by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

He won’t be kissing that roll of TP anytime soon.


17 posted on 09/12/2007 6:51:13 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: LS

The poor, persecuted Muslims. Oh, the Humanity!


18 posted on 09/12/2007 6:51:42 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: LS

No different than John Paul II kissing the Koran.

http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/popekiss.html

The RCC has been married to the whole “Interfaith” movement for a while.


19 posted on 09/12/2007 6:51:43 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow (FR Member ItsOurTimeNow: Declared Anathema by the Council of Trent)
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To: LS

I’m not Catholic, but I can’t imagine how Catholics would feel about this. The comments before mine are all very accurate in their description of this travesty. This PC crap is going WAY too far and must stop!

And why are Muslims going to a Catholic University anyway?


20 posted on 09/12/2007 6:52:29 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: B Knotts

http://homepages.udayton.edu/~islam/


21 posted on 09/12/2007 6:52:33 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last..)
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To: LS
as reported by Pope Benedict XVI.....9-12-2006:

“Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” Byzantine Emperor -Manuel II Paleologus 1391

22 posted on 09/12/2007 6:52:59 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

OMG. That explains everything.


23 posted on 09/12/2007 6:53:04 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: LS

I didn’t realize that U. Dayton was a Catholic University. I’m so sorry about this. Why would a Muslim even want to go to a Catholic university?


24 posted on 09/12/2007 6:53:04 AM PDT by twigs
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To: LS

We are simply handing the fox the keys to the henhouse. Where is that crap going to end??

They want to pray to their fake god and false prophet? That’s what dorm rooms are for.


25 posted on 09/12/2007 6:53:15 AM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08!)
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To: pissant
Time for the Bishops or the Pope to step in.

The previous Pope kissed the Koran for Yassar Arafat
26 posted on 09/12/2007 6:53:50 AM PDT by uncbob (m first)
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To: silverleaf

The religious left strikes again - they would appease Satan himself in the name of tolerance...
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Change “tolerance” to “cowardice”.


27 posted on 09/12/2007 6:54:05 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: LS

Those stupid infidels in Dayton.


28 posted on 09/12/2007 6:54:26 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (To libs killing a windfarm is bad, letting a gal die in your Oldsmobile is not so bad)
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To: LS

Are you kidding me? Why? This IS my alma mater and I cannot believe this. Has there been any discussion on campus about the fact that they did this?


29 posted on 09/12/2007 6:54:31 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it- Aristotle)
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To: LS

Now they’ll have a place to strap on their bomb belts without being harassed by security.


30 posted on 09/12/2007 6:54:37 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: LS
(unfortunately, we take government money)

Well, that was your university's mistake.

Who pays the piper calls the tune. You lose the right to a lot of your autonomy once you start suckling on that government teat.

31 posted on 09/12/2007 6:55:25 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: NYer

What next? Prayer rugs at all Catholic churches?


32 posted on 09/12/2007 6:55:28 AM PDT by tioga
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To: LS

Last time I checked, setting up space for the use of one race only was called racism.


33 posted on 09/12/2007 6:55:56 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Buy My Book, Bradypalooza, from Amazon.Com)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

not all of them. there are some authentically Catholic schools left. My daughter is a freshman at one of them, the University of Dallas.


34 posted on 09/12/2007 6:56:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Joann37

I am a Catholic and I am outraged about this. Let them start their own Mooslime U, that way they can kiss the carpet in their classrooms.

I have never understood this carpet kissing nonsense anyway. Muslims consider the bottom of the feet to be dirty. It is an insult to sit and show the soles of your shoes. So if the bottom of your feet are dirty, and you walk on carpets with them, why on earth would you kiss them whe you “pray”?


35 posted on 09/12/2007 6:56:25 AM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Well, I guess we can hope that Pope Benedict will have a different reaction to the Koran than Pope John Paul II did

John Paul II had a disgraceful attitude towards Islam...praising it as a "great religion" while turning a blind eye to the slow-motion genocide of Christians at the hands of Muslims in Asia and Africa.

36 posted on 09/12/2007 6:56:41 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Fitzcarraldo
"AQ is winning, without firing a shot since 2001."

This needs to be repeated 10,000 times and not just that - Every single FReeper needs to be aware of what is going on.

Never in my entire life have I been so utterly disgusted - Im really at a loss for words on this one -

What really breaks my heart is that NO ONE is going to cry for America the next time - NO ONE - America will have fully deserved whatever they have coming.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

37 posted on 09/12/2007 6:56:50 AM PDT by expatguy (Support Conservative Blogging - "An American Expat in Southeast Asia")
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To: Emmett McCarthy; LS

the gov’t money is definitely the key. UDallas takes none.


38 posted on 09/12/2007 6:57:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I fear you are correct...
Regards,


39 posted on 09/12/2007 6:57:50 AM PDT by Thunder 6
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To: twigs
Why would a Muslim even want to go to a Catholic university?

To undermine the faith of the Catholic "infidel" and help win converts, of course.

40 posted on 09/12/2007 6:58:21 AM PDT by montag813
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To: silverleaf

All “tolerance” is is not naming wrong when you see it.


41 posted on 09/12/2007 6:59:09 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Wow. Does that guy on the right even have a brain? There's no room above his eyebrows!!


42 posted on 09/12/2007 7:00:04 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (I get enough exercise just pushing my luck)
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To: TornadoAlley3
http://homepages.udayton.edu/~islam/

Despite the fact that I disagree with a Prayer Room being made available, this teacher that you linked to is actually a very good teacher.
43 posted on 09/12/2007 7:02:09 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it- Aristotle)
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To: LS
Thanks for the news, LS.

Oddly enough, right before reading your headline, I was noticing my bookmarks about the prayer rooms in US public schools. (I know that UD is a private, Catholic University even though it gets much public (Federal) money)

The titles below are not the original FR titles, since I have added the words school prayer to ensure that the bookmarks are easy to find.

School prayer -- Chicago Public Schools set up Muslim Prayer Rooms

School prayer -- Chicago Schools Create Prayer Room for Muslims

School prayer -- Prayers room, Picture of Mecca

School prayer --   Rock Bridge accommodates Muslim students: "It sounds like we set up a mosque

I think that prayer rooms in public schools are a mistake. Schools with prayer rooms become "enforcers" for the local Imam. Muslim students who use the prayer rooms will notice which Muslim students do not use the prayer rooms.

There's a good chance that the local Imam will ask the praying students to let him know which other students are not using the prayer rooms faithfully.

America has a tradition of allowing people to practice their religion in the way they wish.

Public schools should not be in the business of "enforcing" strict adherence to Islam.

44 posted on 09/12/2007 7:02:34 AM PDT by syriacus (If the US troops had remained in S. Korea in 1949, there would have been no Korean War (1950-53))
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To: LS

The choice to announce on 9/11 was especially tacky, kind of in-your-face. Is the Univ of Dayton generally on the liberal Catholic side or is this a new turn for them?


45 posted on 09/12/2007 7:03:31 AM PDT by fortunecookie (Finally catching up with posting...)
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To: silverleaf

[The religious left strikes again - they would appease Satan himself in the name of tolerance]

We will ultimately ‘tolerate’ ourselves right into oblivion!


46 posted on 09/12/2007 7:05:11 AM PDT by dbacks (I forgot to pay the rent on my tagline.)
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To: LS

They're still not "really" diverse!

47 posted on 09/12/2007 7:05:57 AM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: Joann37

“...And why are Muslims going to a Catholic University anyway?...”

To run it into the ground like they are trying, (and succeeding), in doing to everything.


48 posted on 09/12/2007 7:09:20 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (PUT AN END TO ORGANIZED CRIME. ABOLISH THE I.R.S.)
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To: dbacks
[The religious left strikes again - they would appease Satan himself in the name of tolerance] We will ultimately ‘tolerate’ ourselves right into oblivion!

I feel like I am seeing this happen right before my very eyes...

49 posted on 09/12/2007 7:09:32 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: LS

The University of Tulsa, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), not only has a Muslim prayer room, the university has a free-standing mosque on campus, complete with segregation of men and women.


50 posted on 09/12/2007 7:11:57 AM PDT by OkeyDokeyOkie
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