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MCTC: installing 'foot washing thing' for islamic student

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Saint Paul, MN

#1 Apr 2, 2007
Minneapolis Community and Technical College s installing some king of foot washing sink for Islamic stidents. Isn't there a separation of church and state in a state school? Isnt this the constitution, which we fight to uphold, and for which we fight to protect? What does it matter then if it is disregarded?
At what point do school need to 'accomodate' students for their religious beliefs, and actually go over that line? Is there something written on this?
Alfred E Newman

United States

#2 Aug 19, 2007
At the colleges I have attended , Christian or Jewish students worshiped at off campus denomination centers....Suported by each different
group that participated....
How can a school juatify providing religious facilities for a particular group ? I know of no other religious group having facilities provided
by a public school....True , in a private suported
school they are free to have what ever facilities
they wish....
Why if it is important to the Islamic community, why don't they do as other groups and provide thier own facilities ?
What is going to hapen if an islamic attains a
political office, will the govt. shut down at each prayer time ? Do the islamics in the mid east wash thier feet before prayer 5 times a day ?
What differences are there between the American islamic and the mid east islamic ? Only in America
have I read of this practice....Where does Bin Laden get water in the desert to wash his feet ?

Maple Grove, MN

#3 Aug 20, 2007
Tired of accomodating the Muslims. They don't want to drive a taxi from the airport if you have liquor or a seeing eye dog. So we should accomodate them. They come to America where we have freedom and equality for all people, yet the women wear these stupid scarves and stay obedient. Tired of the Muslims. I go to get a passport, and I have to take my baseball hat off, but they don't have to take the scarf off. They are more likely to be a terrorist, not me. I'm American. Our Great Grandfathers would be ashamed at what we allow in this country today. That is not what they wanted in America. Go home, back to your backwards country and Americans need to quit being so damned nice to everybody.

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Aug 20, 2007
Forget the footbath! How about an entire shower with soap. Have you ever had to stand in line or walk by one of those smelly people. Whoa!!!
I say install showers throughout Minneapolis.

Monticello, MN

#5 Oct 6, 2007
Stupid ass crackers. "We" don't say any thing about your stupid customs such as molesting children, making biggotry a national pastime, introducing STDs into the world, you know things like that. "We" all hate you and it's about time things change.
Also by "We" I mean every race and creed you've alienated and opressed in the world, which by last count was everyone ielse in the world.
P.S. because you swine tend to make false assumptions I'm a Christian not a Muslim, yet I still have enough to respect other's beleifs. I mean how does having a footbath even bother you. Get some pussy and maybe this won't bother you peckerwoods so much.

Plymouth, MN

#7 Dec 16, 2007
The thing is not hating muslims and not wanting them to have a foot bath because of it! It is seperating church and state. There are not catholic crosses installed in schools so catholics can pray and candles to light to pray as well. How about other religions too? Colleges have not accomidated to other religions why accomidate to theirs. The reason we can not even call it Christmas break anymore is because of the muslims being offended by it yet they want us to give them foot baths! Isn't that a double standard! I do believe it is! Can't always take you must also give?

Luqa, Malta

#8 Jan 5, 2008
Slowly but surely the muslims are penetrating all over your beautiful country and unfortunately our Europe. The amount of immegrants that are arriving on our island (Malta the southernest country in Europe)situated in the mediterranean is unbelievable some are genuine and are escaping poverty and war but OTHERS unfortunately are using this as a stepping stone to go over to larger countries in Europe.The sadest thing of all is where as in your country (founded by Christians) you have excluded Jesus in all schools, public places, and others places you are allowing these Muslims to have all their primitive habits and customs to be allowed in your country! Europe is not far behind you in this aspect as for us tiny Malta we are still strong in faith and won't allow these incredible things to happen on our Island taking in consideration we have a very good relationship with these people.
Mark Montaz

Dubai, UAE

#9 Jun 30, 2008
IMHO, a foot path is a great idea... imagin someone lifts his foot up to the washer to clean his feet..!!! i think many ppl will be offended by this act, right? if there is a 'foot washing thing' you wont have to see someones foot being washed infront of you while you wash your face ;)

Madison, WI

#10 Jun 30, 2008
Are these "foot baths" available for everyone to use. That is the real case here. If they try to make them off limits for everyone else because of some religious thing....then there's a real problem. Also are they getting special time out when others are not for this or for their 5 times a day prayers. That's special treatment for their religion.

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