More Islamofascism on American campuses:
Last week, I visited a Muslim place of worship. A schedule for Islam’s five daily prayers was posted at the entrance, near a sign requesting that shoes be removed. Inside, a barrier divided men’s and women’s prayer space, an arrow informed worshippers of the direction of Mecca, and literature urged women to cover their faces.
Sound like a mosque?
The place I’m describing is the “meditation room” at Normandale Community College, a 9,200-student public institution in Bloomington.
Until recently, the room was the school’s only usable racquetball court. College administrators converted the court into a meditation room when construction forced closure of the previous meditation room.
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.”
A poster on the room’s door advertised a local lecture on “marriage from an Islamic perspective,” with “useful tips for marital harmony from the Prophet’s … life.” Other fliers invited students to join the Normandale Islamic Forum, or participate in Ramadan celebrations.
One thing was missing from the meditation room: evidence of any faith but Islam. No Bible, no crucifix, no Torah.
Normandale’s administration is facilitating the room’s Islamization.The college’s building crew erected the barrier separating men’s and women’s sections, according to Ralph Anderson, dean of student affairs. College officials also posted signs at the room’s entrance asking students to remove shoes — a Muslim custom before prayers. This was “basically a courtesy to Muslim students,” Anderson said.
Despite the room’s Islamic atmosphere, Anderson says it “is open to everyone.”
Why is the meditation room segregated by sex? “Muslim students prefer that areas be divided into male and female,” he said. “Other students don’t care.”
Doesn’t sex-segregation present a constitutional problem in a public educational institution?
“I don’t want to comment on that,” he said.
And the literature regarding Jews and Christians? “I would probably take it out if I knew it was in there,” said Anderson.
Normandale’s zealous effort to accommodate Muslim students is not new. Chad Lunaas, a former student who works at the college part time, cites examples.
Last year on Fridays, he says, he often entered the bathroom to find that “every sink and toilet stall had someone washing his feet.” Other students couldn’t use the bathroom at these times, and those who tried felt awkward.
Lunaas finally expressed his concerns to a Muslim student who “seemed to be in charge.”
“His attitude was, ‘We don’t have to listen to you, we can do whatever we want,’ ” he said.
Confrontations also erupted in the sex-segregated meditation room, according to Lunaas. “Muslim students just took it over. They made people who were not of the Muslim religion feel very uncomfortable, especially if they were female.”
One female student tried to use the room when Muslim students were in it, said Lunaas. “She believed she should be treated equally. They were telling her to leave, to take off her shoes, to go to the other side of the divider.”
Anderson says he met several times with concerned students. But “the whole thing was just basically swept aside,” according to Lunaas.
Anderson said that in the incident involving the young woman, “both sides were probably out of line.”
Howard Odor, who advises the college’s Somali Student Association, said he has not been aware of “any issues” since the meditation room has been in the racquetball court. “I can guarantee that college policy is that anyone who wants to go in there and pray or meditate can do so.”
But many at the college see a bigger issue.
“For all practical purposes, this meditation room is essentially a Muslim prayer room,” said Chuck Chalberg of Normandale’s history faculty. “Something this unprecedented goes beyond religious toleration.”
The dean of student affairs is a chicken shit. I cannot believe that he has not taken direct action against blatant discrimination and Islamic tyranny at an American college. Well on second thought, I can. It is socialist leaning Minnesota, after all. They’ve reaped what they’ve sown.
This has been happening across the U.S. thanks, in part to our own government:
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Thousands of students from Saudi Arabia are enrolling on college campuses across the United States this semester under a new educational exchange program brokered by President Bush and Saudi King Abdullah.
The program will quintuple the number of Saudi students and scholars here by the academic year’s end. And big, public universities from Florida to the Kansas plains are in a fierce competition for their tuition dollars.
The kingdom’s royal family — which is paying full scholarships for most of the 15,000 students — says the program will help stem unrest at home by schooling the country’s brightest in the American tradition. The U.S. State Department sees the exchange as a way to build ties with future Saudi leaders and young scholars at a time of unsteady relations with the Muslim world.
A way to build ties???? More like condoning an Islamic coup. The problem is there’s no give in the give and take. They come here and find collaborators in the academic intelligentsia, who are more than willing to help suppress American citizens’ freedom of speech and religion, in favor of these Islamofascist infiltrators.
I e-mailed the President of the college Joe Opatz, with the following:
Have you lost your mind? Allowing a hostile takeover by radical muslims of a meditation room that’s supposed to be open to all religions? You need to step in and gain contol of your college. In case you’ve forgotten, the Islamic religion isn’t exactly tolerant of others ie: non-muslim “infidels”. This is America, not Saudi Arabia or any other Islamofascist nation-state.
Let’s see what happens if a Jewish or Christian student assembly tries the same thing. You’d have fits.
I’d still like to know where all the women’s groups are, like the National Organization for Women and Code Pink?
They should be all over those “Hijaab [covering] and Modesty” pamphlets like stench on excrement.
All the typical factions you’d expect to have aneurisms over the blatant misogynist practices at places like Normandale College, are hiding in the woodwork. Not one peep out of the squalling she-asses.
There should be demonstrations and protests. Take back the universities. Take back America. This country belongs to us, and we need to oppose this outrage as much as the illegal immigration problem.
This is not the “United States of Mexico” or “Saudi America”.
The world Caliphate looms.