Muslim Students Defend CUA

THE PROBLEM IS NOT WITH THE STUDENTS::

“Neither me nor any Muslim student I know has ever filed a complaint against CUA for any reason,” said sophomore biomedical engineering major Alawiyah Al Hashem. “I haven’t seen any actions taken by the university or any of its students that would justify doing so.” [...] “It is obvious that [Attorney John F. Banzhaf] has no idea what Muslim students are experiencing here on campus and I would not want to be represented by a person like Banzhaf,” [Wiaam Al Salmi] said. “He is claiming that we as Muslims can’t pray in a room that displays Catholic symbols. I’m not sure where he got that idea from, but I’m certain that it is not true. It is perfectly fine to pray in a place like that. I’ve prayed in many rooms that had crosses and pictures of Jesus, and there was no problem doing so.”

Al Hashem said that part of her decision to attend the University was because she had a strong desire to be at a place that took religion seriously, no matter which religion that was.

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