2.11.11

Man Sues Catholic University of America for Being... Catholic

...It is alleged that CUA does not provide space -- as other universities do -- for the many daily prayers Muslim students must make, forcing them instead to find temporarily empty classrooms where they are often surrounded by Catholic symbols which are incongruous to their religion. Furthermore, it appears that Muslims on campus may even be forced to do their meditation in the school's chapels or in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – hardly places where students of a very different religion are likely to feel very comfortable
A law school professor has filed a complaint with the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights, alleging that Catholic University of America, a private institution, discriminates against Muslim students.

John F. Banzhaf III claims the school "[denies Muslim students] equal access to the benefits CUA provides to other student groups," according to a press release, posted on PRLog.

The professor's allegations stem from the school's failure to give formal recognition to a Muslim Association, although its law school recognizes a Jewish association, according to theThe Tower, Catholic University's school newspaper...
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I administer the chaplaincy programs at this prison. The only space we have that is big enough to house all the Muslims at prayer is the Chapel which has a large cross on the wall. The muslims will cover it with a sheet in order not to have the symbol of Chritianity. The Stations of the Cross and the Crucifix which I have placed on a wall not in their direct view they leave alone. I would suggest that this fellow suing the Catholic university should remove himself. He knew it was a Catholic University when he went there, more over, a muslim can go out side or some other place where he may pray.

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