Friday, October 28, 2011

It's A Catholic University. Why Did You Enroll In It?

Can a Catholic demand a room to pray in if it is somewhere in the middle east? I suspect not. So why do Muslims enroll in a Catholic University and then try to get the university to conform to their demands?

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.
 Let me get this straight. Muslims voluntarily enrolled in a CATHOLIC university, and are now mad because they see the Crucifix everywhere? On top of that, they now want a room to pray in to their god, and are offended that Catholic symbols might be in the room?

They are using our tolerance against us.


ron webb said...

If they are offended by Christ or symbols relating to Chritianity then go to a Muslim or public university. This is absolute idiosy. Give your head a shake!

jad said...

Sounds like the case out here in BC where two lesbians tried to hire a hall for their wedding - a hall that was owned by a men-only group. Lots of other halls available but no, this particular one was the only one they wanted. And in the end they won damages for "discrimination"

Gabby in QC said...

"... in the end they won damages for "discrimination""

And that seems to be the whole point, doesn't it?

I'm getting sick and tired of all sorts of groups claiming to have been discriminated against, extorting compensation from the government.

I'm sorry, but whatever mistreatment some groups received in the past cannot be righted by present-day compensation. Set up a scholarship program or some other means of reparation, but not a payout to individuals. The only proof of their mistreatment is their own memory -- not exactly verifiable, is it?

As for today's "plaintiffs" -- human rights commissions should go back to their original purpose: making sure everyone has a fair shake at getting employment and a place to live in.

I hope the university tells those "plaintiffs" where to go in no uncertain terms.