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Do Crosses at Catholic University Violate “Human Rights” of Muslims?
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Posted on 08/14/2012 6:56:40 PM PDT by SJackson

The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights confirmed that it is investigating allegations that Catholic University violated the human rights of Muslim students by not allowing them to form a Muslim student group and by not providing them rooms without Christian symbols for their daily prayers.

The investigation alleges that Muslim students “must perform their prayers surrounded by symbols of Catholicism – e.g., a wooden crucifix, paintings of Jesus, pictures of priests and theologians which many Muslim students find inappropriate.”

A spokesperson for the Office of Human Rights told Fox News they had received a 60-page complaint against the private university. The investigation, they said, could take as long a six months.

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1 posted on 08/14/2012 6:56:43 PM PDT by SJackson
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Old article, but didn't see it posted, or any indication of the resolution if it's been resolved.

2 posted on 08/14/2012 6:58:14 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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if they are ohhh sooooo offended then let them go to a university that isn’t CHRISTIAN fer cryin out loud


3 posted on 08/14/2012 6:59:13 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: SJackson
Naturally the D.C. Office of Human Rights is eating this stuff up! Wait until the Muslims take over, you morons, and see how "human rights" are throttled then! As they will be - ask any Christian who has lived in a Muslim dominated nation.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

5 posted on 08/14/2012 7:03:15 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SJackson

I think it’s obvious that the muslims are going to the Catholic U specifically to infiltrate it and ruin it. A common sense judge would tell the students not to go there if they don’t like it, but we don’t have judges with common sense anymore.


6 posted on 08/14/2012 7:03:20 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: SJackson

Just like in Canada, it’s pretty obvious that if you put the term ‘Human Rights’ in an organization’s title they turn into a neo-nazi outfit almost immediately.


8 posted on 08/14/2012 7:04:08 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SJackson

As my very wise mother would say, “For that to matter, I’d have to care.”


9 posted on 08/14/2012 7:06:18 PM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: SJackson

Perhaps they could just attend a Muslim university...wait, there is no such place. Why is that?


10 posted on 08/14/2012 7:06:18 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: SJackson
It's a Catholic School, isn't it? The Muslims are free to transfer.

Unfortunately, the ObaMao administration will give the Muslims a sympathetic ear.

11 posted on 08/14/2012 7:07:06 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SJackson

As I recall there were no Moslem students involved in the complaint. They were apparently busy studying. This is a phony BS complaint concocted by a lawyer looking for a fee to be awarded after a trial or something.


12 posted on 08/14/2012 7:07:06 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SJackson

One would have thought that a name like Catholic University would have been a dead give-away that there would be things like crosses and pictures of Jesus and stuff like that around.


13 posted on 08/14/2012 7:09:37 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: SJackson
Why would a Catholic university take Muslim students? Why would they not immediately expell those same students they stupidly allowed to enroll when they did this? As for the Muslim students, let them go back to their friends and throw more postal workers off the roof .
14 posted on 08/14/2012 7:10:13 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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There are many accommodations not made at Catholic Universities.

If you don’t like it, LEAVE!!!


15 posted on 08/14/2012 7:10:57 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: SJackson

http://www.cuatower.com/news/2011/11/04/muslim-students-criticize-banzhafs-legal-action/ ~ latest news i believe.


16 posted on 08/14/2012 7:12:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SJackson

I am sure that Obama would allow them a prayer room in the White House.


17 posted on 08/14/2012 7:14:00 PM PDT by Slyfox
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WTF?!? Muslim students can take their asses to other institutions or go to Muslim countries (or Europe)! It is a Catholic institution. I understand many are more liberal in their views, but it is still a religious institution. Nobody is forcing them to go there, they have a choice. If they want a more inclusive environment, go to UC Berkeley, they love all that hippie crap.


18 posted on 08/14/2012 7:14:12 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: ConorMacNessa

AMEN! Well said.


19 posted on 08/14/2012 7:16:15 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: SJackson

If I remember correctly, this was filed by Banzhaf, the activist ambulance chasing lawyer from GWU who sued the school over their policy of single-sex dorms as a violation of civil rights.

When the student body (myself included at the time) rallied around the administration, he filed this lawsuit as well. I don’t think any students came forward and asked him to file the lawsuit against the campus.


20 posted on 08/14/2012 7:18:13 PM PDT by Shadow44
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Gee. That’s like going into a Krispy Kreme donut shop and demanding that they not have to be exposed to Krispy Kreme donuts. - They can GO TO A MUSLIM SCHOOL. - This is ignorant.


21 posted on 08/14/2012 7:19:36 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: SJackson
When Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University, a Catholic-run school, they had to cover up religious symbols in the room in deference to the president.

Georgetown says it covered over name of Jesus to comply with White House request.

Why would they have to do that if Obama were "Christian"?

22 posted on 08/14/2012 7:24:15 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: SJackson

Muslim values are a violation of human rights.


23 posted on 08/14/2012 7:24:29 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: SJackson

Why is it that the muzzies always have to bitch? Why should they even want to attend a Catholic university when so many good non-denominational are available?

I hope these universities show their Catholicism and don’t give in, else their alumni should withold any financial contributions.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 7:28:14 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: SJackson

If I hear one more thing about muzzie rights being violated, I will PUKE! If you don’t want christian symbols, DON”T GO TO A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, you scum bags!


25 posted on 08/14/2012 7:29:10 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: muawiyah; Shadow44

Thanks. I looked for a resolution of the lawsuit, but I missed the fact, the article is clear though not explicit, that the action was taken by an attorney absent any complaint from Muslim students.


26 posted on 08/14/2012 7:33:18 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: SJackson

An easy solution would be for them to go to one of the many fine universities in the countries where Muslims have already displaced or murdered all the Christians.


27 posted on 08/14/2012 7:34:44 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Jess Kitting

I guess that Jesuits have ceased to see the connection between the name of their order with that of the Holy Name of Jesus.

I am sure that St. Ignatius of Loyola is one chagrined saint.


28 posted on 08/14/2012 7:37:18 PM PDT by 353FMG
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As pointed out by a couple posters, it appears the lawsuit was filed by a law professor, but not based on any complaints by Muslim students. The article isn’t explicit about this. It appears the issue here should be the attorney rather than Muslim students.


29 posted on 08/14/2012 7:38:52 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: SJackson

Catholic universities aren’t very Catholic any more.

Heck, I’m beginning to think they aren’t even Christian.

However, even at that low state, they still should KICK THE MUZZIES OUT ON THE MOHAMMEDBUTTS.

NOW!


30 posted on 08/14/2012 7:39:17 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Apologies for the caps on the previous post, but Islam really p*sses me off.

I no longer have any regard for that religion...or for those that tolerate it.


31 posted on 08/14/2012 7:40:55 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SJackson
When I go to the Washington Redskins stadium for a game with the Phila. Eagles, (being an Eagles fan) do they have the right to display Redskin banners all over the place? Just sayin.
32 posted on 08/14/2012 7:46:29 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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:)


33 posted on 08/14/2012 7:49:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: SJackson

Interesting. So the quote “ ... which many Muslim students find inappropriate,” was written by a lawyer on his own with no input from Muslim students? Arrogant, presumptive, and ultimately damaging ... wonder who he is voting for?


34 posted on 08/14/2012 7:54:56 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Da Coyote
They can meet outside or on an off campus location. It is a Catholic school. They chose to attend a CATHOLIC school...no one forced them. Did they hope make demands BECAUSE of the rules of their religion? What is this crap?

They do the bending here, not the school. Shame on them. Tell um to go tear apart another country if they don't like the fruits of freedom hard won here in America...ie...the freedom of a university to stand on it's own foundations.

They can take their prayer rugs and pray in their dorm rooms...spoiled jerks.

35 posted on 08/14/2012 7:56:08 PM PDT by Republic (Keep uhbama desperate - seems to force slips of honesty from his angry interior)
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To: SJackson

I hope so?


36 posted on 08/14/2012 7:56:15 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: SJackson

Here’s a simple solution...

Christian Colleges DON’T ACCEPT MUSLIMS!!!

Sorry for yellin’.


37 posted on 08/14/2012 8:02:25 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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Do Crosses at Catholic University Violate “Human Rights” of Muslims?

Only in the sick mind of a wannabe mass-murdering delusional muslim.

On the other hand, the insistent presence of a militant muslim in a Catholic university violates the integrity of a non-political institution.

If you don't like the Christian ambiance, just stay the hell away. Go study in Damascus!

38 posted on 08/14/2012 8:03:23 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: SJackson
Do Crosses at Catholic University Violate “Human Rights” of Muslims?

Only in the sick mind of a wannabe mass-murdering delusional muslim.

On the other hand, the insistent presence of a militant muslim in a Catholic university violates the integrity of a non-political institution.

If you don't like the Christian ambiance, just stay the hell away. Don't apply for study in OUR country.
Go study in one of your hell holes, like Damascus!

39 posted on 08/14/2012 8:06:16 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: SJackson
Are there links to support this? And whether it's the students or some activist shyster - what difference does it make? The Muslims are a special case - their rights are paramount and trump the rights of people of all other faiths, i.e. "infidels."

They have been the bane of Western Civilization since 632 AD. We defeated them at Tours, we defeated them at Lepanto, and now we must defeat them again - without total victory, our Western Civilization, the great vehicle of personal freedom in this world, is finished.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

40 posted on 08/14/2012 8:06:22 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SJackson
"As pointed out by a couple posters, it appears the lawsuit was filed by a law professor, but not based on any complaints by Muslim students."

Maybe WARD CHURCHILL has undergone heritage transplantation surgery!

41 posted on 08/14/2012 8:12:14 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: SJackson

the professor is a muslim as well


42 posted on 08/14/2012 8:13:55 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: ABQHispConservative

The Muslim students did not file the suit and want no part of it.


43 posted on 08/14/2012 8:15:42 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: SJackson

The Disciples of Mad Mo can eat crap and die for all I care.


44 posted on 08/14/2012 8:33:27 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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Sharia Law is the poison pill they are going to use to erase all other cultures but theirs, unless we can kill political correctness.

PC is the real enemy.

45 posted on 08/14/2012 8:36:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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if they are ohhh sooooo offended then let them go to a university that isn’t CHRISTIAN fer cryin out loud
Better yet, they can go back to the 3rd World craphole where they came from!
46 posted on 08/14/2012 8:36:35 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: 353FMG
Why is it that the muzzies always have to bitch?

The is a very valuable lesson here. The desire to complain, isn't limited to Muslims, but is a natural course for anybody who continually denies what God provides them.

The first stage of stepping out of fellowship with God is described as grieving the Holy Spirit. Latter stages are referred to as Quenching the Holy Spirit.

In the first stages, the person rebelling from God is simply rejecting God and what He provides. In the latter stages they begin to attack God and what He provides.

The worldly person, from a christian culture, is easily deceived into believing they can create a worldly system independent of God, even if they aren't giving themselves over to Him, and still maintain the Christian culture or even an unbiased worldly culture.

This isn't the case. When living in the worldly system, divorced from God and what He provides, we degenerate into further stages and begin to not only hate Him, but seek to attack Him and what He provides.

Not only will Muslims attack the Church, but also those who are not Muslim, (not in fellowship with God), may be tempted to counterfeit His institutions, seeking a substitute for what He provides independent of Him.

They will tend to attack the Church, in order to build a body of secular humanism or any other form of religious construct, even under the guise of agnosticism or atheism to satiate their lust to attack Him. They will ignore the source of their urge, to only attack Him even more.

While Muslims might manifest this degenerate thinking, it is also common amongst anybody who rejects what He provides and isn't satiable, but will seek complete destruction of God and everything He provides.

47 posted on 08/14/2012 8:38:18 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: SJackson

Do traffic signs with crosses? Des the Red Cross? Do ambulances, vampire movies? Who cares...


48 posted on 08/14/2012 9:03:42 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: SJackson

Muslims have no “right” to invade a Catholic-paid-for university.


49 posted on 08/14/2012 9:12:24 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: SJackson

It’s apparent to me that the Muzzies have won. There will be no stopping them from the passive Christians. They are the ones that have allowed this infiltration. We were only a great nation when we fired back at hostile enemies with our destructive powers. No more. We were sold out from within. The Fed Reserve has us enslaved & the barbarians will soon pick our bones.


50 posted on 08/14/2012 9:14:37 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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