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.