Friday, May 11, 2007

GMU - worse than I initially reported

A follow-up to my post Muslim spacehogs at GMU:

UPDATE May 11, 2007: From Snapped Shot via LGF, Brian C. Ledbetter clears up some misperceptions about George Mason U and the Muslim Student Association: for example, not all bathrooms in the Johnson Center have ritual foot-washing basins, but every bathroom in the northeastern half of the building has foot-washing basins. Still doesn't give me a warm fuzzy.

The original article from Snapped Shot was titled "Some are more equal." This statement is adapted from the proclamation "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" made by the ruling pigs in George Orwell's Animal Farm. A fitting extension of our porcine metaphor.

As noted in a previous article Muslim accomodations on college campuses:
The [Muslim Accomodations Task Force, a project of the Muslim Student Association] isn't operated by overly enthusiastic college students. Its professional staff, based in the Washington, D.C., area, includes coordinators who provide legal advice, teach students to lobby, write letters on their behalf, and help them overcome "obstacles" such as college administrators' concerns about violating the separation of church and state.
To learn how local colleges and universities are "accomodating" Muslim demands, visit Muslim Accomodations (East Zone USA) on the MSA National web site.

3 comments:

Always On Watch Two said...

GMU has partnered with UAE for some kind of educational endeavor. I suspect that this partnership has led to an increase of Muslims on Mason's campus.

Here's hoping that somebody is checking the visas of the exchange students coming here!

Northern Virginiastan said...

It is no surprise that universities are turning to the Middle East for funding as customary funding sources (for example, State funding) dry up.

If my memory serves me correctly, Virginia Tech conducted on-campus courses at the request of Saudis and acquiesced to Saudi demands that men and women be segregated.

Always On Watch said...

Was it VT or UVA? I'm not sure.