Skip to comments.Muslim students at CU want prayer area
Posted on 08/04/2007 9:06:13 AM PDT by george76
Muslim students took a break outside of their University of Colorado office, and in the hallway, positioned their prayer rugs and bodies to face northeast toward Mecca.
It was the second of the day's five ritual prayers. And, except for the echoes of clicking heels and voices, the corridor that houses dozens of other student groups was mostly quiet.
But when the fall semester starts in a few weeks, the University Memorial Center and its hallways, which double as a prayer space for the Muslim students, will once again be bustling.
Muslim students at CU have been pushing for a quiet space on campus that could be used for prayer. Kelly Brewer, a junior international affairs major and president of the Muslim Student Association...
The requests of students in Boulder are part of a larger national movement by Muslim students...
One thing that state universities should know is that they are under no obligation to build prayer rooms that are interfaith, or prayer rooms used by one specific group, Lynn said. If they do use tax dollars to build an exclusively religious building they risk lawsuits by people that dont agree with the religion that is being supported in this way.
Critics say Muslim students are getting preferential treatment as some schools nationwide including the University of Michigan at Dearborn, a campus that has a large Muslim population are building footbaths for students, who use them before prayer.
Edina Lekovic, communications director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Los Angeles, said footbaths are not even a staple in most Muslims homes. She said she would rather see students pushing for a chaplain who could improve interfaith relations between different on-campus religious groups.
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Will the ACLU be leading the charge?
Kinda doubt it.
Want a muslim prayer area? No problem, turn East, take 6,000,000 steps.
The middle of I-70 would do nicely............
A little appeasement invariably results in a lot of new demands.
The displacement of liberalism continues.
Of course we know exactly what would happen if any Christian group of students dared to ask the school for any similar accomodations.
They're facing the wrong direction.
“The requests of students in Boulder are part of a larger national movement by Muslim students...”
Muslims are pushing for special rules everywhere in the west. The eventual goal is to put Europe and America under sharia law.
OK, I want a Christian prayer center on campus. It has to have a big cross on top and the Ten Commandments posted prominently on the front. A plaque on the door needs to read, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6)”
Let’s see how far that request goes...
“The middle of I-70 would do nicely............”
Don’t laugh, because this is exactly what happened in 1971 in Saudi Arabia when a busload of British Muslims were on their pilgrimage to Mecca. They had made the trip all the way from London.
The busdriver stopped because it was evening prayer time. Instead of parking on the top of the hill the driver stopped at the bottom and parked the bus on the side of the road. Every one piled out of the bus and started praying right in the middle of the road.
Guess what - a tanker truck came roaring down the hill but was unable to avoid the group of pilgrims. It was evening time and road vision was impaired because of a sandstorm.
get fitted for burkahs now and beat the rush.
and that’s the problem. Let them ask and let them go on their knees in prayer too. You can’t do for one without dooing for all. If they don’t request or demand it then....
Fine - but throw up a barbeque stand next door. Pork, the other white meat.
A case of: My Karma ran over my Dogma?........
So polish the floor with a lard based wax....
Give them an old Army tent to set up outside.
“Muslim students at CU want prayer area”
And they’ll get it. You see the U.S. Constitution says nothing about Mosque and State.” Only Churches are to be so discriminated against.
They're facing the wrong direction.
Great circle route... Of course, I didn't know that Hell was somewhere NE of CU.
Shall Catholic students now ask for an onsite chapel for a Daily Mass?
to face northeast toward Mecca.
“Give them an old Army tent to set up outside.”
Give them nothing and tell them to pray somewhere else. Never in the history of this country have we had so many problems with any other group as we have with Islam. Their contribution to our society is absolutely zero. And we continue to give in. What the hell is wrong with us?
The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Which is exactly what they (the Christian groups) need to do, so that they are all set up to sue when CU caves in to the Islamic demands.
If they want a Muslim prayer area, they can buy themselves a house off-campus.
Muslim students everywhere often want everything.
dorm room or middle of field in great outdoors = quiet space for prayer.
works for all other religions in campus.
a house off-campus...and out of the USA.
I think that when you consider the matter objectively, people who join into any cult religion just have to accept that THEY and not US have to make certain sacrifices.
The CU board should take a listen to this woman before granting any special accommodations to the Muslims.
They are facing in the correct direction.
No, they're correct. Great circle distance and bearing from Boulder, CO to Mecca is 7642 miles at a bearing of 34.6 degrees true north. That's northeast.
Following the Great Circle course I see.
I can't even begin to tell you how much this pi$$e$ me off.
I just love this one! The Muslim Offensive in the U.S. is very much about things just like this:
Fine... put a fancy compass on the wall that moves in random directions every few seconds. Tell them the earth is rotating, and the direction to Mecca always changes because of that. They’ll spend so much time trying to bow in the right direction they might be too tired to do anything else. :-)
Actually, all schools have them but the muslims just aren't aware of it. They're well marked too with a sign on the door that says "Men".........
Near or in the pig pens might be available.
These are the peaceful moderate Muslims - they work in tandem with their violent counterparts. Submit now or you will make them angry.
America is walking headlong right into this - God help you all. You have no idea what you have done.
Here is more to pi$$ us all off :
“George Mason University: non-Muslim students asked to observe Muslim rules in common prayer area And that’s just one of the accommodations being implemented in schools around the country...”
Don’t forget a synagogue for the Jewish students...
The Dow Jones Index is already Sharia compliant..the Wall Street Journal also?..or to be?? Sharia law is openly and legislatively being ushered in with increasing rapidity, and is beginning to accelerate here more openly...here is the link commenting on the Dow Jones Index compliance with Sharia..http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/06/the_dow_jones_islamic_index_is.html
>>>>>Group proposes interfaith room where all religions could gather.<<<<<
this would be a fair solution.
Evolution in action. I suspect the Father Darwin has a soft spot in his heart for these soft-headed folk.
The striaght line may go there. However, shouldn’t they be facing the shortest direction to Mecca?
That is the shortest distance. Pilots and navigators refer to it as “the great circle” route. On a flat map, with latitude lines drawn horizontally, the course looks like an arc, but on a globe it’s a straight line that defines the shortest distance between the two points.