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Muslim Students at U. Maryland Want Prayer Rooms in Each Major Building

Muslim Students at U. Maryland Want Prayer Rooms in Each Major Building

“It’s just one of 64 demands”

One designated prayer room isn’t enough? Really?

The Daily Caller reports:

University Of Maryland Students Demand Muslim Prayer Rooms

Students at the taxpayer-funded University for Maryland are pushing for Muslim prayer rooms “in each major building,” Campus Reform reports.

It’s just one of 64 demands that have surfaced through the collaborative efforts of 25 student organization and the university — all in the declared interest of making the campus friendlier to “marginalized student populations,” according to Campus Reform.

Muslim Student Association member Khaled Nurhssie, a participant in the “ProtectUMD” project, says it will be “ridiculously simple” to satisfy their wish list, which includes scholarships being made available to these marginalized students.

Muslims are also seeking a shuttle service from the university to local mosques in order for “students to have access to a place of worship.”

The criterion upon which a student population is considered “marginalized” is not identified, though no Jewish student organizations or pro-life groups are included in the list.

Jewish students reject at least one of the pro-Palestine demands: that the UMD condemn the “conflation of Pro-Palestinian activism with Anti-Semitism,” because “Pro-Palestinians do not reject the human rights of any group of people.”

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Prayer rooms in a public educational institution?

    It’s a reasonable accommodation. And such rooms would probably be used not just by Moslem students but also by Jewish and other religious students who need a private quiet space for a quick prayer during the day. There’s no question that at least one room should be made available, the question is how many, and the only rational answer is that it depends on the demand. If there are enough Moslem and other religious students on campus to justify having one in every major building, then that should be done. If there aren’t then it shouldn’t. Monitor usage and adjust accordingly. Petulant demands should be ignored.

      C. Lashown in reply to Milhouse. | December 25, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      This ‘reasonable accommodation’ has been tried in other institutions… Everyone remains very reasonable, except for the Muslims. They have a nasty habit of taking control and kicking everyone else out.

      AND, of course, the PC snowflakes don’t want to raise a fuss so they don’t complain loudly. OR, if they do complain, the college just says ‘Oh Well, they’re entitled to their religious traditions – you Christians, Jews, etc. can pray under a tree or in the student lounge.’

        C. Lashown in reply to C. Lashown. | December 25, 2016 at 5:48 pm

        FURTHERMORE: On what PLANET are Muslims going to sit by quietly and allow Jews to share their prayer space? Not here on earth, that’s for sure. For hundreds of years the Muslims have held Jews as their enemies, kicking most of them out of Islamic countries by the mid-1950s. Christians have been slaughtered in Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Egypt at the drop of a hat…but you expect American Muslims to sit idly by and share their prayer rooms with Christians? I see NO examples of Muslims trying to accommodate other religions in America – rather they seem to constantly push for a separate identity.

This is a demand for jizya. It should be rejected.

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