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Meet America’s first all-Muslim Texas fraternity
The Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/2013

Posted on 09/04/2013 5:41:32 AM PDT by markomalley

It may seem like the punchline of a joke, but Alpha Lambda Mu–a one-of-a-kind, all-Muslim fraternity at the University of Texas–is serious about rehabbing the reputations of both fraternities and Islam.

Founded in February by student Ali Mahmoud, Alpha Lambda Mu — or Alif Laam Meem in Arabic — is a community of Islamic male students living together as brothers at UT-Austin. The goal of the organization is to provide a sense of community to Muslim students, many of whom struggled with reconciling their religious beliefs and campus lifestyles, said Ali.

“The primary purpose of a fraternity is to unite these men as brothers under a specific cause,” he said in an interview with The Independent. “We’re taking what’s good from the fraternity model and leaving what’s bad.”

For an American Muslim, most modern fraternities come with plenty that’s bad. In recent decades, fraternities and sororities have become associated with reckless drinking, raucous partying and sometimes-dangerous initiation practices.

Drinking alcohol is strictly forbidden under Islam.

Ali understands that many people would view Islam and Greek life as incompatible.

“The idea of a Muslim fraternity seemed heretical,” he said.

But living together and supporting one another makes it easier to follow Islam while at college, he said.

In addition to changing stereotypes about fraternities, ALM is also attempting to change stereotypes about Islam, which is often criticized for treating women as inferior to men. In April, members of the fraternity attended a rally for women’s rights where they held signs bearing such messages as “Muslims Say No to Domestic Violence,” and “Muslims Say Yes to Women’s Rights.”

“We hope that after all is said and done, we will have a strong group of guys who will stand up for social justice, for the needy, and for their societies just as the religion calls them to do,” said Ali.

The group’s Facebook page mentions four goals of ALM: honoring Allah, forming brotherly bonds, promoting academic success and strengthening character.

Interested Muslim male students at UT-Austin can rush ALM beginning next week. Pledges should expect a sharia-compliant hazing.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Texas
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1 posted on 09/04/2013 5:41:32 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

University of Texas, it figures.


2 posted on 09/04/2013 5:42:52 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: markomalley

Hm, I wonder if they know they’ve crossed the line and become apostates - at least to “good” Muslims.


3 posted on 09/04/2013 5:43:40 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: markomalley

Apostates and heretics all


4 posted on 09/04/2013 5:44:11 AM PDT by usmcobra (Happiness is a belt fed weapon.)
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To: markomalley

So, they are all Muzzie Brothers then?


5 posted on 09/04/2013 5:44:47 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

SO they want to promote brotherhood among muslims?

Like a.... Muslim Brotherhood sorta kinda?

What could go wrong?


6 posted on 09/04/2013 5:48:08 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: markomalley

...so it’s okay if Muslims discriminate?


7 posted on 09/04/2013 5:49:36 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: markomalley

U of T with it’s very own terrorist cell.


8 posted on 09/04/2013 5:50:16 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: markomalley

Guess I’ll be putting an extra magazine in my pocket when traveling downtown from now on... and no more Capitol 10Ks!


9 posted on 09/04/2013 5:50:54 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: markomalley

let’s see the remake of Animal House with Bluto played by ?, including
1. suicide initiations
sorry, not inspired


10 posted on 09/04/2013 5:51:02 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: markomalley

Now UT can brag about having an anti-American fraternity. A fraternity that embraces buggery and misogyny.

Hook ‘em Horns!


11 posted on 09/04/2013 5:51:50 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: US Navy Vet

“The group’s Facebook page mentions four goals of ALM: honoring Allah, forming brotherly bonds, promoting academic success and strengthening character.”

It’s missing the key component which is fostering a relationship with the university and community..an essential ingredient of my university frat, and any average college frat in the US.


12 posted on 09/04/2013 5:56:04 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: markomalley
They go by

ې ڠڤ ڲ

13 posted on 09/04/2013 5:57:11 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: US Navy Vet

I figured as much, too-—and UT is within a few miles of my home........


14 posted on 09/04/2013 5:57:45 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: markomalley

The jokes practically write themselves ;)


15 posted on 09/04/2013 5:59:45 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: headstamp 2

Sickening. I often thought of the Dem wish to weaken Texas and turn it blue. One way to do it is to park all the undesirables in our state to overwhelm the state system.

Are there other religious fraternities at UT? I wonder.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 6:07:55 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: markomalley
In order to join you must promise to use clean SHARP knives to cut the heads off of "Infidels" and only use pressure cooker bombs and bomb vests that are designed to kill ALL of the "Infidels" it is designed to attack instead of merely maiming them and blowing their limbs off. You must also vow to only date Muslim women who wear veils that cover their entire body and have had their genitals properly mutilated in accordance with Islamic law and swear that you do not have, nor will you ever have "Infidel" Christian and Jew "pig-dogs" as friends in obedience to the commands of the lovingly, hateful Koran.

Lastly, you promise to do everything in your power to promote Jihad in America and around the world in order to KILL, forceably convert, or enslave as many "Infidels" as you can while practicing "taquia" by lying through your teeth and swearing for all to hear that: "Islam is a religion of PEACE!"

17 posted on 09/04/2013 6:09:04 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Deliver us from this evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: markomalley

What is it called? Choppa-Choppa-Choppa?..........


18 posted on 09/04/2013 6:11:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: austinaero

Was thinking, haven’t we heard this song before?

‘Peaceful’ muslim groups get infiltrated and overrun by extremists and ‘voila’,,instant fireworks.

Considering how porous the Southern border is with Mexico, Texas makes sense as a destination for the Muslim thugs.


19 posted on 09/04/2013 6:12:50 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: markomalley
Just remember to duck when you're at a game and you hear someone scream Thank God! Allahu Akhbar!
20 posted on 09/04/2013 6:15:45 AM PDT by moovova
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To: US Navy Vet

How cute. A Muslim Brotherhood on campus at UT.
I really wish Austin was on the border with Mexico so we could disclaim it.


21 posted on 09/04/2013 6:16:27 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Clump

Steers, Queers and Muslums. What could possibly go wrong.


22 posted on 09/04/2013 6:22:08 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: markomalley

Fraternity hazing: can you think up some great terrorist training exercises might be? Wonderful fun!


23 posted on 09/04/2013 6:22:19 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: markomalley

How long before booze and sluts are reported to be there.


24 posted on 09/04/2013 6:33:46 AM PDT by CPOSharky ((The government way) If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.)
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To: Tzimisce

Actually per the aweful SCOTUS decision a couple of years back, they can’t discriminate against students for “sexual orientation” or any other class of people protected by the school’s anti discrimination policy.
Essentially the anti discrimination policies of state schools now trump the First Amendment right of free assembly.
Now lets see some conservative Christians join and take over the group just to piss them off.


25 posted on 09/04/2013 7:03:12 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: US Navy Vet

Who comes to their mixers, sheep?


26 posted on 09/04/2013 7:07:07 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: markomalley

Is this a mosque B&B??


27 posted on 09/04/2013 7:08:47 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: markomalley
Pledges should expect a sharia-compliant hazing.

I can only imagine what that involves.

28 posted on 09/04/2013 7:13:07 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Clump

“Now lets see some conservative Christians join and take over the group just to piss them off.”

Unfortunately, conservatives don’t tend to play these games. If this was a christian group making a fraternity, you could guarantee that liberals would be lined up 100 deep to harass this group non-stop. Plus, anybody messing with a muslim group might end up dead.


29 posted on 09/04/2013 7:16:11 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Red Badger

What is the initiation? Blowing up a car or cutting someone’s head off? Learning to fly?


30 posted on 09/04/2013 7:17:45 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Goats


31 posted on 09/04/2013 7:25:57 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: markomalley

Wonderful- A madrassa on the campus- with all the frills.


32 posted on 09/04/2013 7:53:22 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: markomalley

“The primary purpose of a fraternity is to unite these men as brothers under a specific cause”

Jihad for all.


33 posted on 09/04/2013 8:22:54 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: brownsfan

How many goats are in attendance as frat members? I have an idea what methods of hazing will take place.


34 posted on 09/04/2013 8:31:11 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: markomalley
BURKA!!!!!!!!!
35 posted on 09/04/2013 9:47:01 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Red Badger

Maybe they’re “Eye-Throwa-Bomba”.

Needless to say, a fraternity (or sorority) “for Christians only” would be quickly banned by the campus PC thought police.


36 posted on 09/04/2013 11:29:36 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: mowowie

That what they thinking LOL!


37 posted on 09/04/2013 1:30:01 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

Yea, I’m thinking of opening up an Allahu Akbar and Grill next door for these fine lads.


38 posted on 09/05/2013 5:46:21 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: brownsfan

Glad those Mormons beat the crap out of them.


39 posted on 09/09/2013 6:43:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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