Do Crosses at Catholic University Violate “Human Rights” of Muslims?


Is this about the stupidest thing you’ve ever heard of or what?   If they don’t like a cross at a Catholic University, then don’t go there or take an online course. So I guess we’re all just going to have to do things that violate our conscience in order not to offend a muslim and to keep them from violated their consciences. Would a muslim university put up crosses in a room for Christians to pray? You know they wouldn’t.

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.

The complaint was filed by John Banzhaf, an attorney and professor at George Washington University Law School. Banzhaf has been involved in previous litigation against the school involving the same-sex residence halls. He also alleged in his complaint involving Muslim students that women at the university were being discriminated against. You can read more on those allegations by clicking here.

Banzhaf said some Muslim students were particularly offended because they had to meditate in the school’s chapels “and at the cathedral that looms over the entire campus – the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.”

“It shouldn’t be too difficult somewhere on the campus for the university to set aside a small room where Muslims can pray without having to stare up and be looked down upon by a cross of Jesus,” he told Fox News.

A spokesman for Catholic University released a statement to Fox News indicating they had not seen any legal filings — but would respond once they do.

“Our faithfulness to our Catholic tradition has also made us a welcome home to students of other religions,” said  Victor Nakas, associate vice president for public affairs. “No students have registered complaints about the exercise of their religions on our campus.”

In a 2010 interview with National Public Radio, university president John Garvey acknowledged that they don’t set aside prayer rooms for Muslim students.

“We make classrooms available, or our chapels are places where they can pray,” he told NPR. “We don’t offer Halal meat, although there are always meals that conform to Halal regulations, that allow students to do what they want.”

Banzhaf said that it is technically not illegal for Catholic University to refuse to provide rooms devoid of religious icons.

“It may not be illegal, but it suggests they are acting improperly and probably with malice,” he said. “They do have to pray five times a day, they have to look around for empty classrooms and to be sitting there trying to do Muslim prayers with a big cross looking down or a picture of Jesus or a picture of the Pope  is not very conductive to their religion.”

As for the creation of a Muslim student group, Banzhaf said the university has an association of Jewish students – so why not a Muslim group?

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Obama Unmasked On A Facebook Post


I get excited a lot and post political stuff on Facebook. One of the fun things is that I have liberal friends there who argue with me, and it’s fine, as long as they use facts. One of my liberal friends and I have a Southern Gentleman’s bet to wear a flattering icon of the newly elected president from November through January. I’m hoping it’s him. Not necessarily because it’s between two candidates for President, but because it’s Barack Obama. On another liberal post, another friend posted Obama’s accomplishments…and it was one of those liberal made up posters that you see and re-post for effect. Problem was, it’s a lie. When we conservatives answered it, she said she could not answer Republican propaganda. Wrong…I’m not Republican, and another of my friends voted for Obama and he wrote one of the most damning answers on Obama I have ever seen. I asked him if I could re-post it, and he gave me his permission. I will only say, thank you Rob for allowing me to do that. I will not give his full name so that people will attack him…you can save the attacks for me. But I am going to post it for your review. It’s facts that he has been accumulating since Obama was elected in it’s full glory. In this election cycle of accusations of killing people, not paying a correct amount of taxes, condemning someone for having off shore bank accounts when your own people do and more, this is stuff you need to read and consider in November. Once again, thanks to Rob for some great foresight in writing this down…as they say, it don’t get better than this:

He has done more than any other President before him. He has an impressive list of accomplishments:

First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States

First President to violate the War Powers Act. .

First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .

First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.

First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S, including those with criminal convictions.

First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (GM) to resign.

First President to terminate America ‘s ability to put a man in space.

First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.

First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-Corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.

First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 102 to date.

First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

First President to go on multiple global “apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.

First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayer.

First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

First President to repeat the Holy Quran & tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences”.

Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona). Hello Jan Brewer. It really depends on your personal feelings on on what you want accomplished. 

Anything you feel I posted above and you disagree let me know your opinion. I welcome your input on this thread without having to list biased links to liberal websites as a complete Status update making headlines. Defend in your own words and lets not bore others with headlines which they could care less to read. Do it here or wherever. The above is just a list I’ve been compiling on my own. No link and just a sample of what I’ve been keeping track of. This is first election I’ve ever became outspoken. I’m generally not a public spokesperson when it comes to politics, however what this President has done over the past 3.7 years has me baffled in the directions he is taking the country. People need to wake up and get off the I’m a die hard democrat or republican vote and really look at what is going on before it is too late. Hopefully some individuals can get off their I’m going to support the party no matter what use some common sense. We need somebody that can fix this mess rather than promise to give somebody something when they have no means to give it away!

(Liberal Answer) I cannot argue with right wing extremists propaganda.

I’m not right wing nor left wing. Completely independent. Convince me to vote for Obama with something truthful with substance. I gave Obama a chance last election. Time for another change. Surely we can get it right this time before it is too late