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Tolerance on Campus

Reader comment on item: Islamists Police the Classroom [at the University of South Florida]

Submitted by Seth Frantzman (United States), Jan 12, 2004 at 16:41

'How dare you defame Islam' is something we hear often on our college campus.

Here I see it everyday in the seminars and the classrooms where we are told 'Islam is a religion of peace'. I'm not sure how much longer it will be untill my girlfriend will have to attend her class in a headscarf because god forbid we dont want to offend peaceful Islam. How long? How long until the faculty decrees that five times a day every student will whip out his prayer rug and pray to mecca, becuase we need our students to be tolerant and in order to be tolerant these days you have to actually become one of what ever your tolerating.

Soon the faculty will ask Hillel to no longer be involved on campus and they will refer to Hillel(the worldwide organziation for Jewish youth on Campus) as the 'Zionist entity'. How long until every faculty will be forced to have special days when they spend hours teaching students about everfy facet of Islam from Ramadan to the Eids?

On my college campus our daily student newspaper prints special columns for Muslims to tell us all about their faith. And special columns by Muslims are always encouraging conversion to the 'religion of peace'. Following Sept. 11 the president of my university never ONCE botherered to reach out to the people on campus who actually had family victims of the attack but our university president spent hours with Muslim students telling them how much he valued them and how he loved them.

And of course when large white 'walls of expression' were put up on my campus where students could 'share their feelings regarding Sept. 11" what appeared on the walls? Well aparently the religion of peace was at work because the next day slogans were printed saying 'israel created 9/11' and 'the jewish bloodsucker nazis are the real terrorists'.

What happened to the tolerance of Islam for our way of life? Well, according the faculty of my university, Islam doesnt need to be tolerant of my rights, it can have special fialouges where anti-semetic remarks are made, and I have to sit back and read special tracts fo the Koran as part of my Dorm 'tolerance' experience where I have to be tought how to convert to Islam.


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