Islamic law center opens on University of Minnesota campus today

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Keith Ellison will speak at the Islamic law center's opening.
It's been almost 10 years since the 9/11 attacks. We're still stuck in Iraq and Afghanistan. Egypt is in the midst of a bloody revolution whose outcome is uncertain at best. And everyone seems to have an opinion about Muslims--informed or not.

Into this mess steps the University of Minnesota's law school, which opens a new Islamic Law and Human Rights Program today.

The university says the new program will focus on current issues and debates surrounding human rights and Islamic law and will encourage new approaches to research and real-world application.

A little knowledge would be a good thing, yes? Maybe it would help avoid paranoia over a college trying to accommodate Muslim students' pre-prayer rituals, or a bank helping Muslims borrow money in a way consistent with their faith.

Rep. Keith Ellison, a U of M alum and the first Muslim elected to Congress, is scheduled to speak at the opening. Florida GOP Rep. Allen West recently declared that Ellison's faith was un-American.

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Gregory Reinhardt
Gregory Reinhardt

Welcome Muslim followers and soon to be converts. Come in effendi, and see how your tax dollars are being well spent. We are continuing with the establishment of the new Caliphate, and further islamization of the evil western world. Please to study the wonders of Sharia law and the holy Quran, where women are mere chattel and human rights do not exist. Praise be to Brother Ellison, who hails the glory of the Muslim Brotherhood who issued the Fatwa to kill former Egyptian President and a great man named Anwar Sadat.The Brotherhood itself is not violent, per se, and were even careful to condemn the 9/11 atrocities. But make no mistake, their goal is securing Dar-al-Islam (Nation of Islam) and the Caliphate, regaining those places lost, e.g., Southern Spain, the Balkans, etc., and further expanding the Umma until it encompasses the whole world. They have also spawned Al Quaida and al Gama'a al Ismamiyya. Study away beknighted liberals, and learn who your new masters soon will be.

Bill
Bill

So Hart, would you support accommodations at all state universities to accommodate Christians? How about Jews? Mormons? Church of Latter Day Saints?Nope, not in the fucking least, but if it is a Muslim accommodation, Separation of Church and State be Dammed!

hartcp
hartcp

Bill, check out http://www.iccumn.org/ -- The Interfaith Campus Coalition. Looks like Baptists, Catholics, Episcopalians, Jews, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, Unitarians and the UCC are accommodated quite well. And let's not forget the Religious Studies major.

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