Skip to comments.Muslim students condemn 'divisive and irresponsible' university alcohol ban
Posted on 12/23/2013 4:33:59 PM PST by Impala64ssa
Muslim students at a university which proposed to ban the sale of alcohol from parts of campus on their behalf are claiming the decision is divisive, irresponsible and based on a gross generalisation. The students at London Metropolitan University said the prospective alcohol ban was ill-advised and misleading, demonising them and exacerbating Islamophobia at the university and in wider society.
They warned the proposals had created such ill-feeling amongst students that it is "only a matter of time" before a Muslim student is assaulted.
They accused Vice Chancellor Professor Malcolm Gillies of immorally using them as scapegoats in order to justify a decision not to renew a costly lease for the student bar.
Their comments, issued on behalf of the LMU Islamic Society and Shia Muslim Society, follow a suggestion from Prof Gillies that he was considering banning the sale of alcohol from parts of the university's two campuses.
This, he said, was an issue of cultural sensitivity resulting from a high percentage of students considering drinking immoral.
Earlier this month, he said: There are students who do come from a tradition that stays alcohol is evil and they need to feel that they have a place at London Metropolitan University.
They dont have to feel that this is an alcoholic environment, we are an educational environment, we are not seeking to push particular cultural or gastronomic values, we meet the needs of our students as they actually are.
In an open letter, students have now reprimanded Prof Gillies for failing to consult all students on any proposed alcohol ban and have demanded a retraction and an apology for his comments.
They said: There has never been a demand for an alcohol ban on campus from Muslim or non-Muslim students.
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Once you start placating, they are never satisified.
If you can’t please them anyway, why try?
I expected this. Even some of the presumed beneficiaries of all this draconian political correctness can spot overkill. This broad generalizing only serves to gain them fresh new enemies. Not all muslims want to encourage sharia type restrictions.
The want to sow their oats in college before becoming strict, like this guy....
The muzzies must be under the threshold that would allow them to institute sharia law. As soon as they boost their numbers, they’ll do whatever they want to the “Christian and Jew dogs”.
That's entertaining. College students blaming the Muzzies.
The student union of one college I went to had a on-campus Pub(bar), the idea was to deter the students from drinking and driving, driving to an off campus bar.
But once the drinking age was raised to 21 (I was gone by then) they closed it.
Liberals do this all the time, express outrage on behalf of groups that are NOT outraged or would be expressing it themselves. It’s this mindset that gets Christmas kicked out of schools.
The English are a pretty laid back and tolerant lot these days, but telling them they can’t have their beer is sure to start a riot.
Vice Chancellor Professor Malcolm Gillies
Sounds like all those white liberals who complain about “racist” (American) Indian named sports teams, when real Indians have no problem with it.
Yep, and that’s the reason leftists love their islamists. They both don’t like something and do whatever they can to use blunt force to stop it.
Not to say that conservatives haven’t done it in the past, but in general, left and islam are 2 peas in a pod.
In other news. Muslims drink alcohol.
> They warned the proposals had created such ill-feeling amongst students that it is “only a matter of time” before a Muslim student is assaulted.
Yeah, the history of the world is *filled* with unprovoked attacks on muzzies. Thanks Impala64ssa.
wow, what a quote
Wait until they require your women to wear the Muslim bags over their heads....then you might perceive there is something awry in your neighborhood.
You called it. They are just trying to play the nice guys here. They don't want fellow students to get mad at them for banning booze. When their numbers are larger, they will DEMAND sharia type restrictions. That's how they play the game.
Many of the Muslims in England were actually just cultural Muslims and really didn’t -and don’t - want to be part of the new caliphate. They wanted to live like Brits but celebrate family Muslim holidays, but also marry anybody they want, etc.
Sadly, England is kowtowing to the radicals - who hate these non-fanatical Muslims almost as much as they hate the British.
doesn’t ANYONE in this world have commen sense anymore....what the hell did they think would happen if they proposed such inane restrictions???
Oh, no. I hope they're not beheaded or anything, you know. /s
“Earlier this month, [Professor Gillies] said: There are students who do come from a tradition that stays alcohol is evil and they need to feel that they have a place at London Metropolitan University. They dont have to feel that this is an alcoholic environment, we are an educational environment, we are not seeking to push particular cultural or gastronomic values, we meet the needs of our students as they actually are.”
Well, I happen to think that Prof. Gillies is a secret Israeli Mossad plant: by denying the campus bar licence renewal he is deliberately fomenting anti-muzzie resentment based upon a perceived PC cave-in to muzzie sensibilities and therefore stirring up a widespread non-Muslim backlash against the local beard-and-burka crowd.
At least I hope that’s what he’s up to. Right now there’s a grocery chain in UK which has okayed muzzie clerks denying service to customers with pork products and/or alcohol in their carts.
Hope civil war is the result. Allahu Snackbar!!!
Spot on sir.