‘Human rights’ complaint: Catholic University way too Catholic for its Muslim students’ comfort

‘Human rights’ complaint: Catholic University way too Catholic for its Muslim students’ comfort
Easter Vigil at Catholuc University of America. (Image: CUA)

[Ed. – Note: this complaint was not filed by Muslim students.  It wasn’t filed by CAIR or any other Muslim organization.  It was filed by a third-party joker who’s a GWU Law professor.]

It’s one of those headlines that sounds like a bad joke, but it isn’t…and it isn’t coming from actual Muslim students in any event. “Baffled Catholic University officials say they have never received a complaint from any of the schools Muslim students,” writes BeliefNet. …

The sixty-page complaint was filed with the Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights by a one-man nuisance-lawsuit factory, George Washington University Law School Professor John Banzhaf. Muslim students are but pawns in Banzhaf’s game against Catholics. …

Banzhaf’s complaint alleges that the large amount of Catholic imagery draping the halls of Catholic University creates an “offensive” environment in which Muslims are intimidated out of proper reverence for their own religion.

He further alleges the university “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.”

Not only that, but Muslim students forced to make do with Catholic University’s chapels find their souls crushed by the oppressive spectacle of “the cathedral that looms over the entire campus – the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.” Banzhaf insists the Muslim students must be provided with facilities where they can conduct their five-times-daily prayers without having to look at anything Catholic, especially that immaculate-conception Death Star of Catholic piety.

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