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    Re: Duke Cancels Muslim Call to Prayer; Cites Opposition, Safety.....

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Probably a wise move to remove it on Duke's part....The PR damage alone would cost donors to the school.
    Heya JMac. I didn't have any problem with it being in the Chapel Basement.....Just sayin.

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    Re: Duke Cancels Muslim Call to Prayer; Cites Opposition, Safety.....

    I'm surprise the atheists would allow this, you know separation and all that jazz.
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    Re: Duke Cancels Muslim Call to Prayer; Cites Opposition, Safety.....

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm surprise the atheists would allow this, you know separation and all that jazz.
    Private U. Sep of Church and St does not come into play.

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    Re: Duke Cancels Muslim Call to Prayer; Cites Opposition, Safety.....

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Private U. Sep of Church and St does not come into play.
    I don't know, I've been told if they take even one federal dollar.....
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    Re: Duke Cancels Muslim Call to Prayer; Cites Opposition, Safety.....

    all those on the right suddenly applauding an abdication in favor of political conformity

    such a consistently principled bunch

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    Re: Duke Cancels Muslim Call to Prayer; Cites Opposition, Safety.....

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Probably a wise move to remove it on Duke's part....The PR damage alone would cost donors to the school.
    The Muslim Students Association is a Muslim Brotherhood front group--the first one set up here, in fact. Its members can take their anti-American shariah and go straight to hell. I'm glad Duke pulled the plug on their effort to spread supremacist propaganda under the guise of legitimate religion. The First Amendment no more guarantees a right to promote shariah, a system of oppressive rules that is repugnant to all our laws, freedoms, and traditions, just because some Muslims believe in it as a matter of faith, than it has ever guaranteed a right to engage in polygamy, just because some Mormons have believed in it as a matter of faith.

    Here is a very informative site that explains more about the MSA and other MB front groups:

    A short course 16: Mapping the Muslim Brotherhood in America | Shariah: the Threat to America

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    Re: Duke Cancels Muslim Call to Prayer; Cites Opposition, Safety.....

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm surprise the atheists would allow this, you know separation and all that jazz.
    Heya American. This guy was alright with it. Wasn't a citizen either.



    Still, Ios Kotaogiannis, a 39-year-old doctoral candidate in computer science who is from Greece, said he was glad officials reversed their decision.

    "I'm a secular person. I'm not against religion. I think religion is good. But it has its place — inside the chapel," he said.....snip~

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    Re: Duke Cancels Muslim Call to Prayer; Cites Opposition, Safety.....

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    all those on the right suddenly applauding an abdication in favor of political conformity

    such a consistently principled bunch

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    Funny how you're all for it, I'm just pointing out the usually hypocrisy. When it comes to Muslims they just can't seem to do anything wrong, and Christians can't seem to do anything right.
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    Re: Duke Cancels Muslim Call to Prayer; Cites Opposition, Safety.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Uh oh.....at Duke? Think this will cause a stir? What say ye?


    Before it unraveled, a plan to use Duke University's chapel tower in a call to prayer for the school's Muslim community was meant to promote religious unity and pluralism.

    But after a flurry of objections arrived by phone and email along with reported security concerns Duke canceled a plan to have members of the Muslim Students Association read a moderately amplified call to prayer from the tower for about three minutes each Friday. The private university in Durham, northwest of Raleigh, was founded by Methodists and Quakers and its divinity school has historically been connected to the United Methodist Church. The school's insignia features the Christian cross and a Latin motto translated as "learning and faith.".....snip~

    Duke Cancels Muslim Call to Prayer; Cites Opposition, Safety - ABC News
    And some say that Islamic religion isn't getting preferential treatment. Had it gone through, do you think that the Lord's prayer would have gotten equal time? Or any other religions?

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    Great call on their part to cancel. Next thing you know, it's like being in Iraq. Loud speakers everywhere with the "allah" cult words spewing out of the speakers.

    Good job Duke. You did in fact make the right call. Safety and security prevailed.
    True, but rather telling that they even entertained the idea. No preferential treatment my ass.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    Good move by Duke. Why it was even contemplated is beyond me.

    Allowing one religion such a premiment status (were calls announcing the start of the Jewish sabbath also going to be broadcast? What about Hindu calls- providing there are such things) is clearly not uhmm..... "inclusive". Rather, it is divisive. The fact that moslems were granted not only the ability to make such amplified calls, but were going to be allowed to do it from a Christian chapel is doubly insulting.

    I do think the Muslims deserve credit for being assertive though.
    Agreed. Why they even entertained the idea of this preferential treatment is beyond me. Surely in their student and faculty bodies Islamic observers are in the minority.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Probably a wise move to remove it on Duke's part....The PR damage alone would cost donors to the school.
    I think that's where the outrage came from, and pressured Duke to reconsider.
    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm surprise the atheists would allow this, you know separation and all that jazz.
    Only when excessively politically correct, I'm thinking.
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    Re: Duke Cancels Muslim Call to Prayer; Cites Opposition, Safety.....

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Funny how you're all for it, I'm just pointing out the usually hypocrisy. When it comes to Muslims they just can't seem to do anything wrong,
    share with us what would have been wrong for the student muslims at duke university to be summoned to prayer on fridays by appeal from the university bell tower

    and Christians can't seem to do anything right.
    except pretend that they are being discriminated against by allowing another faith access to the bell tower used to summons Christian students to prayer on sundays

    for a gang who so strongly and loudly object to anything PC, y'all sure got your panties in a wad over this matter, now celebrating when PC prevails
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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