Sunday, March 02, 2008

Dhimmitude at Harvard

Harvard is submitting to Islam making the rules. Islamist students demanded Harvard follow Islamic law and provide women's only gymnasium time. Harvard submitted. What is next? Men getting a divorce by demanding it, but women being denied divorce? Capital punishment for crimes against Islam? "Dhimmitude" is defined at Dhimmi Watch:
Dhimmitude is the status that Islamic law, the Sharia, mandates for non-Muslims, primarily Jews and Christians. Dhimmis, "protected people," are free to practice their religion in a Sharia regime, but are made subject to a number of humiliating regulations designed to enforce the Qur'an's command that they "feel themselves subdued" (Sura 9:29). This denial of equality of rights and dignity remains part of the Sharia, and, as such, is part of the law that global jihadists are laboring to impose everywhere, ultimately on the entire human race.
In response to a request by female Muslim students, Harvard University has created women-only workout hours at one of its campus gyms. The decision has angered some students at the Ivy League university. Since Jan. 28, the Quadrangle Recreational Athletic Center has been open only to women from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays. The change was prompted by a request from the Harvard College Women's Center, which was approached by six female Muslim students, said Robert Mitchell, communications director of Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences. "It was done for religious purposes, but it's not closed to other women who may want to participate," he said. Ola Aljawhary, a student and a member of the Harvard Islamic Society, said the women-only gym is needed. "These hours are necessary because there is a segment of the Harvard female population that is not found in gyms, not because they don't want to work out, but because for them working out in a co-ed gym is uncomfortable, awkward or problematic in some way," she told Boston University's Daily Free Press.
It's bad enough to be forced into the status of the dhimmi - to be forced into sumission. But Harvard is voluntarily accepting humiliation. The Muslims know it; kind spokesman Robert Mitchell must not.

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