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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bloomington, MN: WTF?


A "meditation room" at Normandale Community College, a 9,200-student public institution in Bloomington apparently serves only one faith, and an ugly version of it.

Religion is whacky stuff that I'm generally opposed to (regardless of the particular flavor of lunacy), but I can't believe a public instituion allows this:

A row of chest-high barriers splits the room into sex-segregated sections.

In the smaller, enclosed area for women sits a pile of shawls and head-coverings. Literature titled "Hijaab [covering] and Modesty" was prominently placed there, instructing women on proper Islamic behavior.

They should cover their faces and stay at home, it said, and their speech should not "be such that it is heard."

"Enter into Islaam completely and accept all the rulings of Islaam," the tract read in part.

"It should not be that you accept what entertains your desires and leave what opposes your desires; this is from the manners of the Jews."

"[T]he Jews and the Christians" are described as "the enemies of Allaah's religion." The document adds: "Remember that you will never succeed while you follow these people."

At a public community college. WTF?

It seems the ACLU has problems with this too.

Thanks for the heads-up, Andrew.

1 comment:

Brad said...

I am rather shocked by the stupidity here as well. I am more surprised the students have not made a stink yet. Besides drinking the next best thing for a college student is to shine a light of injustice on some evil goings on, important or no. This one seems rather evil and right in their own back yard.