Skip to comments.An Exercise In Discrimination At Harvard (a.k.a. "Sharia U.")
Posted on 03/04/2008 4:32:00 AM PST by suspects
What can a 19-year-old guy in jogging shorts do at Harvard that a rich Saudi sheik who sponsors terrorism cant?
Get banned from the building.
Six times a week, Harvard kicks all the guys out of the Quadrangle Recreational Athletic Center at the request of the Harvard Islamic Society. This is to accommodate those female Muslim students whose faith wont let them work out in front of men.
In the old days, Harvard would have laughed if some Catholic or evangelical mother urged girls-only campus workouts in the name of modesty. Today, Harvard happily implements Sharia swim times in the name of Mohammed.
At Harvard, thats called progress.
When I asked Harvard spokesman Bob Mitchell about this new Sharia-friendly policy, he denied that they were banning anyone. No, no, he told me, were permitting women to work out in an environment that accommodates their religion.
By banning all men from the facility, right?
Its not banning, he insisted. Were allowing, were accommodating people.
The Harvard story, broken by the intrepid staff at Boston Universitys Daily Free Press, is sadly par for the liberal campus course. U-Cal Berkeley is working on a joint program with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, which practices religious and sexual discrimination. The Archbishop (and arch-liberal) of Canterbury has called for Britain to accommodate Sharia law.
But despite stiff competition, when it comes to allowing anti-Semitism and the promotion of terrorist violence, the over-achievers at Harvard still stand out.
When John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt were looking for a place to publish their beware the Jewish lobby propaganda, they found willing partners at Harvards Kennedy School of Government.
And who invited former Iranian president Mohammed Khatemi to speak on the eve of the fifth anniversary of 9/11? Who else?
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
and America moves closer to becoming an islamic state
Harvard is a private institution (although heavily subsidized with government contracts) and can do whatever it wants regarding gym times. If you don’t like it; don’t go to Harvard.
America can never be an islamic state. however, America is clearly home to many of her own enemies and it seems that our goodness has been employed against us.
Kind of like Samson and Delilah.
I didn't! And I feel pretty good about it! ;)
From the article: Its not banning, he insisted. Were allowing, were accommodating people.
This is beyond ridiculous. The vaunted halls of academia have succumbed to the ultimate absurd end to the PC, Multi-Culti DhimmiRat blather of the past 50 years. And, thay don’t even realize it; they can’t see it. Or, they choose to remain blind to their own folly.
Accommodating and Appeasing the theocratic cult that is Islam serves only to embolden them to their next demand on the path to passive dhimmitude.
Time to stand up to this insanity.
“As Ann Coulter said, liberals should be opposed to the fundamental religious backwardness of Islam, except that would have put liberals on the same side as . . . the United States of America.”
Exactly. I continued to be baffled by the complete silence of the left and especially feminists on the topic of the treatment of women as 2nd/3rd class citizens. The ONLY possible explanation is that they don’t want to be aligned with the right. Hypocrites.
So with Jim Crow, businesses weren't banning black people, they were just "allowing and accommodating whites."
I love the smell of burning PC in the morning.
The feminists are cackling behind the Islamist smokescreen.
Had a group of Muslim men demanded that women be banned during certain hours, Harvard never would have listened to them (and indeed, they would have been pilloried in the press). But when the discrimination benefits women, nobody seems to mind.
Exactly what the jihadis want. A country that bows down before them and gives them whatever they ask for.
“Harvard is a private institution (although heavily subsidized with government contracts) and can do whatever it wants regarding gym times. If you dont like it; dont go to Harvard”
You are right in theory, but do you extend this philosophy to other private institutions/citizens. Can they do “whatever they want” in a similar fashion without any serious ramifications? Even if you feel this way, the government certainly has come down hard on many people for exercising their own rights, including that of association.
Here’s my take—Don’t act badly, and expect me to embrace it, and don’t exclude me, and then turn around and expect me to include you.
The problem in this particular case, (since all situations are different, and should be examined one by one) is the double standard, as well as the mindless, spineless accomodation-I almost don’t even think so much these days about the ones pushing for this lunacy. I blame those who don’t push back—fast and hard. It seems we’re just laying down in front of these yahoos. Why shouldn’t they just walk all over us ?— we’re allowing it.-but it’s not going to bode well for us. As the old Arabian proverb says “A fallen camel attracts many knives”.
Precedents have been set and are being set.
From cabdrivers refusing seeing eye dogs and carry bags filled with dutyfree booze, to accomodations like this that change the fabric of society, it certainly is a bleak prospect to those of us who care.
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