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University to have alcohol-free areas for Muslims

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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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A university Vice-Chancellor is planning to ban the sale of alcohol in parts of the campus because some Muslim students believe it is "evil" and "immoral".


Prof Malcolm Gillies of London Metropolitan University said he wants to create alcohol free areas on campus out of “cultural sensitivity”.

It is expected that the informal dry areas will be created within the next six months.

Chris Sorek, chief executive of alcohol education charity Drinkaware, said: "Student life is frequently portrayed in the media and popular culture as one big party. Despite the stereotypical image, not all students want to only have boozy memories of their university days.

The Telegraph


Considering that 99% of a university campus never sees a drop of alcohol anyway, it has to be wondered where this professor is coming from and what he is trying to achieve.

Why play gesture politics on a university campus?




posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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I don't understand why society has to bend over for other cultures. They should have known what they were getting into when they moved in the first place.

EDIT: And if they do get drunk, the court will let them off the hook, I presume, if they get into trouble because they are "just not used to it".

edit on 12-4-2012 by satron because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:23 PM
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Sigh.

Can we have Jesus rooms to respect the Christian beliefs?

Can I have rooms devoted to rituals and praying to Odin the Allfather?

This is getting out of hand.



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:30 PM
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Live and let live I say.

No one is forcing Muslims to drink.

We have to stop drinking though to be 'culturally sensitive'?

In our own country?



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 06:09 PM
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Dimmitude.

Purely.



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by khimbar
Dimmitude.

Purely.


It does seem to be rather one sided.

If we want to drink, why do we have to stop doing so to please Muslims?

It makes no sense. No one is asking them to drink.



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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This may surprise some, but so what?

As long as these no drinking areas are newly built or newly assigned and are not changing existing drinking areas like The Students Bar etc who really cares?



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by Freeborn
This may surprise some, but so what?

As long as these no drinking areas are newly built or newly assigned and are not changing existing drinking areas like The Students Bar etc who really cares?


If they aren't/weren't drinking areas anyway, why designate them as alcohol free areas?

Why play gesture politics?

What is the point?



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 06:30 PM
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Why would anyone be bothered by seeing people drink, even if that person has religious reasons not to?
I see people pray, but it doesn't bother me either.

Mine is a dry campus, so alcohol isn't allowed on university property anyway.



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 06:30 PM
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I don't know, are they assigning new meeting areas as non-drinking or are they changing existing drinking areas to non-drinking?

Once that's established maybe then we can determine the reasoning etc.

Oh....I've ran my own pubs, ran and worked pub and club doors for years and by far my favourite past time is drinking and socialising in pubs etc so please don't think I have any sort of anti-drinking agenda, quite the opposite.




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