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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Muslim Students at Catholic University Complain Christmas Gets Too Much Attention
Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers
following article appeared in the Truth Revolt on December 8th
is that surprising at a Christian school?
By Trey Sanchez
Muslim students who knew they were
enrolling into a Catholic university are now expressing dismay that come
Christmas time, the campus is decorated for the holiday season. They want
Islamic holidays to receive the same attention even though they represent just
a small fraction of the entire student population.
Loyola University Chicago is 60%
Catholic and 40% a mixture of other religions, including other Christian
denominations, Jewish, etc. The individual categories aren’t broken down.
However, out of a total of 16,673 students for this academic year, only about
800 Muslims are enrolled. That’s less than 5%, yet, they want their traditions
to be represented equally.
A piece in the Loyola
Phoenix, written by Sajedah Al-khzaleh, makes the plea:
It’s that time of year again, and
Loyola has decked out its buildings with decorations for the holiday season. But
Christmas gets more attention on campus than other religious holidays.
Although Loyola fosters a space for
non-Christian religions to practice their faith — such as in the Damen Student
Center’s second floor of Ministry Offices for Muslim, Hindu and Jewish students
— there is a lack of public festivity compared to Christmas, such as
decorations and activities of other religions’ holidays the entire student body
could be part of.
A 19-year-old Muslim student and a
prayer coordinator for the terror-tied Muslim
Student Association, Sajid Ahmed, said he likes the Christmas decorations
around campus, but “wishes Muslim holidays were just as prominent.”
The entire campus is invited to a
Christmas tree lighting ceremony, while Muslim students must celebrate in
private without seeing the campus transformed into a Middle Eastern wonderland,
the complaint continues.
“For someone who lives far away and
doesn’t have the opportunity to meet up with family, I would say making
Loyola’s Eid as festive as possible would be great so that [Muslim students]
can feel connected with their heritage and with their religion,” said Ahmed. “I
think if the leadership is exposed to the Muslim voice, the voice who wants to
make campus more festive for other holidays, I think that’s definitely one
Loyola’s associate director of the
student complex, Bryan Goodwin, said that the school already tries to be more
inclusive of other religions by decorating with secular icons like Santa Claus
and ice rinks and by avoiding the phrase “Merry Christmas.” Goodwin said if any
religious group requests a celebration, they could be accommodated.
So, even with a traditionally
Catholic school turning its back on its foundations and using watered-down
Christmas decorations, Muslims aren’t satisfied. Like they say, give a Muslim
an inch, and they'll destroy every mile. Same goes for leftist academia.