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Muslim students demand prayer rooms in every 'major building'

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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 01:52 PM
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Students at the University of Maryland have released a list of 64 demands in their effort make the campus more amenable to "Marginalized, American Indian, Black, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Muslim, Pro-Palestine, and Undocumented" students.


Is it just me, or are letters being added on a weekly basis to the LGBT label. I honestly have no idea what the "I", the "A" or the "+" are supposed to stand for. To save everybody time and effort, why not just contract this to NH (non heterosexual)?


...scholarships for “students of marginalized communities,” a ban on Columbus Day, beginning every on-campus event with an acknowledgement that “this is Indigenous Land,” that African American professors get tenure, that preferred pronouns are included on rosters, and that “queer diversity training” is required


This an interesting mix of nutty demands, entertaining to a degree as well...until one realizes that these kids are likely actually serious.

If I were a parent of any of these kids, I would only have one demand. Knock it off, concentrate on your studies, or next Semester's Tuition cheque is going to bounce.


Muslim students also want “one room in each major building designated for prayer” and “shuttle services to [the local mosque] for Muslim students to have access to a place of worship.”


When it comes to Christian and Jewish belief systems, there is constant pressure to have all things religious banned from the education system. Muslims meanwhile expect more and more accommodations for their belief systems...one room in every building for prayer, and shuttle services, of course...where are the atheist activists when you need them (oh, forgot - they are busy this time of year trying to eradicate Christmas)?

More Campus Craziness

As College administrations and professors continue to slide left, they react to, and try to accommodate, even more left and loony students...safe spaces, play dough, stress dogs, no grade systems, speech control including the pronoun police, etc... One has to wonder what will have to happen before the grown ups will finally insist that students, I don't know, focus on learning their chosen field of study.



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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: mobiusmale

It's time to end this ridiculous PC madness.

Who gives a rat's ass what the students demand?!

College administrators should talk to the student's parents - they are the ones that pay the bills. If they do that, I guarantee this nonsense will be gone/off like a prom dress.

I'm getting disgusted by how often I have to get disgusted lately...


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 01:58 PM
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Wait ... if they get prayer rooms, then Christians need to demand chapels in every building.


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 01:59 PM
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If you don't like the institution you go to...travel out of country to where they have these belief systems in place for a number of years. Again, oppressing your beliefs onto others is a total disrespect to someone else not sharing the same belief system.


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 01:59 PM
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Obama better get right on this...We don't want any trouble.


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:00 PM
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Yeah, these kids are pretty dumb for requesting/expecting this to happen.

If they want to pray then they should go to their own mosque on their own dime. If college affects your ability to pray when you want then you should have thought of that before signing up for it.



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: mobiusmale

Why do people care what college students are doing? You know, if people spent their energy focusing on our corrupt politicians and their donors, both R & D, instead of what 18 year olds are doing then this country might start making some progress into removing corruption from our political system, you know, draining the swamp.



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Isn't Obama of Muslim faith? I am sure he will get on this right away...and screw his African Americans yet again...


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:01 PM
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walk your silly @55 to church.

If you want an education, walk on back



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

Obama is Christian, the Muslim thing is a myth used by the right to somehow discredit him as if he doesn't discredit himself enough already.


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:03 PM
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Maybe they can save space, time & money and combine all prayer rooms with transgender bathrooms.


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Maybe they can save space, time & money and combine all prayer rooms with transgender bathrooms.


Those would also be really good safe spaces.


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: mobiusmale

You are under the assumption that the Left cares about the Separation of Religion and State. They care about no such thing.

They care about the Separation of Christianity / Judaism and State.

That is a fact.



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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Students in suggestions for service improvement shocker!!!

"I think these demands are ridiculously easy to accomplish" - if true, then why not? Certainly shuttle services are an easy one, most Unis have them already. If the prayer room demand can't be accomplished, then they will have to accept it.

I believe the 'atheist activists' you mention, probably don't care about these issues.



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:09 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: mobiusmale

Why do people care what college students are doing? You know, if people spent their energy focusing on our corrupt politicians and their donors, both R & D, instead of what 18 year olds are doing then this country might start making some progress into removing corruption from our political system, you know, draining the swamp.



yeah right.....the united billionaires of America are going to be running this country, oh what joy to see the swamp drained...shakes head....screw those lowly poor and disabled people wanting handouts....maybe we can deport those 47 million people that live below the poverty line......the wealthy, UNITE NOW!!!


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:09 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: IAMTAT
Maybe they can save space, time & money and combine all prayer rooms with transgender bathrooms.


Those would also be really good safe spaces.


Crap, Pray, Love.



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: mobiusmale

You are under the assumption that the Left cares about the Separation of Religion and State. They care about no such thing.

They care about the Separation of Christianity / Judaism and State.

That is a fact.


no, it's not a fact...but you believe any thing you want



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

I disagree, almost every president has been Christian with the exception of a few, I think they've screwed up the country pretty good without the help of Islam up to this point.
edit on 12/22/2016 by LumenImagoDei because: (no reason given)


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: mobiusmale

Notice they didn't include American Jews or Israeli exchanged students on their list of oppressed classes.


that African American professors get tenure


For what? Being black?

Are we just going to hand out tenure to professors because of their skin color and not because they are quality educators?


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 02:22 PM
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Students at the University of Maryland have released a list of 64 demands in their effort make the campus more amenable to "Marginalized, American Indian, Black, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Muslim, Pro-Palestine, and Undocumented" students.


Well, that's an interesting bunch to say the least.



...scholarships for “students of marginalized communities,


How about you give them based on merit? Don't consider race or sex when making the decision. Give them to poor people of all races and creeds. Poverty affects us all.



a ban on Columbus Day


Sure why not, Columbus was a monster.



beginning every on-campus event with an acknowledgement that “this is Indigenous Land,”


Not anymore it isn't. That is a simple fact. It's the territory of the United States of America, it belongs to the State (ultimately), not the Native American Tribes. Can't rollback 400 years of history.



that African American professors get tenure


That's racist. How about professors get tenure based on the merits of their work? I don't see why race (or sex) should play into this decision.




that preferred pronouns are included on rosters, and that “queer diversity training” is required


Only if I get to demand people acknowledge my identity as a tri-gendered piece of buttered toast.



Muslim students also want “one room in each major building designated for prayer” and “shuttle services to [the local mosque] for Muslim students to have access to a place of worship.”


Umm, why?

Get a bus, walk? That's what I did at university if I wanted to get from point A to point B.

Finally, WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR THIS?
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