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Catholic University of America charged with bias against Muslim students

Catholic World News - October 27, 2011

A local activist has lodged a complaint against the Catholic University of America, claiming that Muslim students are the victims of illegal discrimination because the school does not set aside space for Islamic prayer.

The complaint to the human-rights commission of the District of Columbia is backed by John Banzhaf, a law professor at neighboring George Washington University. Banzhaf has already filed a complaint against Catholic University, alleging sex discrimination, in response to the school's decision to abolish coed dorms.

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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Oct. 30, 2011 5:39 PM ET USA

    We can expect much more of this. Read "The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America" and "Stop the Islamization of America"

  • Posted by: Pro Deo et Hibernia - Oct. 28, 2011 10:03 AM ET USA

    I am a CUA grad and I can attest that never once in 4 years did I hear any Muslim complain about discrimination. On the contrary, they really loved the faith-based nature of our university. Heck, we even have an Islamic Studies minor at CUA. There's no merit to this lawsuit at all!

  • Posted by: Gaby - Oct. 27, 2011 11:48 PM ET USA

    Does this mean that all Muslim schools in the US and abroad have space set aside for Christian worship?!?

  • Posted by: BobJ70777069 - Oct. 27, 2011 5:52 PM ET USA

    Where does a professor from another U. get standing to sue?

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Oct. 27, 2011 11:19 AM ET USA

    Jihad takes ridiculous forms, doesn't it? Don't be fooled, though; the purpose of this lawsuit is to sap the life out of Catholic institutions, just like the sappers digging under the city of Vienna. Are you praying your Rosary?

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