Catholic University Being Pressured by Muzzie Students to Remove Crosses

Which begs the question, what the hell are Muzzies doing in a Catholic university???

Muslims say crosses at Catholic University Violate “Human Rights”
Radio Fox News

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?

“I think they are entitled as a matter of law to be able to form a Muslim student association and to have the same privileges as associations,” he said. “I think that most of them would much prefer to have a place to pray – that they are not surrounded by various Catholic symbols – a place that is more conductive to their religious beliefs than being surrounded by pictures of Popes.”

Garvey, in his 2010 interview with NPR, addressed that issue.

“It’s just not something that we view as an activity that we want to sponsor because we’re a Catholic institution rather than Muslim,” he said.

Patrick Reilly, the president of the Cardinal Newman Society, an organization that promotes Catholic identity among Catholic schools, seemed stunned by the complaint.

“I don’t know what the attorney wants them to do – if he wants them to actually move the Basilica or if the Muslim students can find someplace where they don’t have to look at it,” he told Fox News.

Catholic University, he said, is a Catholic institution.

“One wouldn’t expect a Jewish institution to be responsible for providing liturgical opportunities for other faiths and I wouldn’t expect a Catholic institution to do that,” he said.

“This attorney is really turning civil rights on its head,” he said. “He’s using the law for his own discrimination against the Catholic institution and essentially saying Catholic University cannot operate according to Catholic principles.”

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14 Comments on “Catholic University Being Pressured by Muzzie Students to Remove Crosses”

  1. tgusa Says:

    US Muslims are morons who don’t understand our Constitution and Bill of Rights. It’s a safe bet that every single muslim group is receiving guvmint funding. We need to do the exact same thing to them. We need to hold bible studies on their corners, spread the good word in their communities, walk dogs in their neighborhoods, add beer to our fried chicken batter, toss a Baby Ruth in their footbaths, stuff like that. The list is only limited to your imagination. Use you American ingenuity to needle them on every point.

  2. tgusa Says:

    Muslims appear to be disturbed by the Cross as much or more than Vampires. Fortunately we don’t need silver bullets, or do we?

  3. Gonzo Says:

    There is an up side to the creation of a great many precedents – when turn about becomes fair play.

    • tgusa Says:

      TEA parties are suing cites as a result of this free for all on the left that cities have allowed and TEA partiers are paying for. I would go a step further and sue the police as well. Given the absence of crime at TEA party rallies I thinks it’s a gross violation of our basic rights and with the assistance of the prog media does nothing but create a hostile environment by implying that somehow TEA partiers are a criminal gang similar to these Zeros at OWS. Its basically legal extortion combined with violations of the equal protection clause. Yes, it is time for what has been going around to come around.

  4. tgusa Says:

    “We’ve been looking for the enemy for some time now. We’ve finally found him. We’re surrounded. That simplifies things.”
    Lt. General Puller USMC

  5. Here is what the catholic university folks should do.

    1 Find out what classes those supposed moslems arte taking.

    2 They should find out the REAL REASONS for moslems to be in a Catholic university.

    3 They should find out if cair is involved.

    4 They should tell moslems to find a location outside of the university to do thier praying, preaching and so forth.

    5 These catholics SHOULD NOT back down to moslems or thier lawyer they should keep up thier icons, crucifixes etc.

    6 The catholics STRONGLY suggest that moslem students either accept thier ways or go elsewhere. That university doesnt need moslems telling them how to do things on thier home turf!!

  6. Leatherneck Says:

    The Universal Church may have a lot of paganism within it, but they will not allow Lucifer worship in their classrooms.

  7. Ciccio Says:

    If you have followed this debate closely, you may have learned that in the last few years the headbanger student body has gone from 40 something to 91, mainly Saudi. That the school is dealing with the Saudi embassy re their students since the Saudi government pays for all their overseas students. You still want to know from where this agitation is coming ? Do you want to know why the school is even listening to them? 90 extra foreign students of a four year degree course means an extra $ 10 million or so.This is the church that used to sell guaranteed forgiveness for your sins whatever they be as long as the price was right. If you think that was history, forget it. My ex-catholic-wife went to Rome with our two teen-aged children and managed to get an annulment to our (by the archbishop himself in the cathedral)15 year marriage, she did so want to get married in church again. She did know the right people and paid the proper fees to the office investigating her claims.Of course it helped that when the nun investigating called me and I suggested she and my ex were dumb hypocritical c***ts and they both go f**k the pope rather than to waste my time with their idiocy.

  8. teach5 Says:

    Knowing the way the Catholic Church has a way of bending the truth to its advantage, I can definitely see how this would result in money for them in the long run. While those of us with a modicum of common sense are outraged by this nonsense, I’m sure it will work to the University’s bottom line on their balance sheet. I doubt we’ll see any hint of getting rid of these students–wouldn’t want to upset the Saudis. Disgusting.

  9. Lonoco Says:

    Tell ’em (the Muzzies) ta go else where. There free to do so. We need to teach them well to live and let live. That goes for everybody. Punks.

  10. Lonoco Says:

    …and the punk catholic Pharasees get theirs for comforting the enemy-are we having fun yet!? …surrounded…keester cookies anyone?…the stupids get first bite.

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