CAIRO – Enjoying a welcoming atmosphere, Muslim students at a Canadian university are celebrating the opening of a new prayer room to fulfil their religious duties.
Note this story about a Canadian college was reported out of Cairo, Egypt.
“It’s beautiful,” Hasna Egal, a fourth-year neuroscience student, told university newspaper The Varsity on Monday, February 11.
“The Muslim prayer space is welcoming, clean and very quiet.”
A new prayer room was opened at Emmanuel College in Toronto last month to help Muslim students perform their prayers.
“I think it’s going really well,” said Amjad Tarsin, the first Muslim chaplain at the University of Toronto.
“The space is very beautiful. The whole space fills up every prayer time, but what’s also really cool is that you can find people studying there and using it as a hangout space.”
The new prayer space has cost $25,000, which was shared by the Canadian Jaffari Muslim Foundation, the Islamic Foundation of Toronto, the Islamic Institute of Toronto, the Muslim Chaplaincy, and the Muslim Students Association at University of Toronto.
The cost of the $75,000 ablutions facility was shared by Emmanuel College and Victoria College.
Suckers. The Muslim Brotherhood picked up the $25K tab and left taxpayers on the hook for the $75K Muslim-only wash room.
Muslim students also welcome non-Muslim colleagues at their new prayer room.
“It’s definitely inclusive and I wouldn’t see why not. Students are welcome to observe prayers,” Tarsin said.
Observe infidels. That’s it.
“I don’t think it hurts to have a few places around campus for prayer and worship. It’s what students need.”
Muslims make around 2.8 percent of Canada’s 32.8 million population.
Along with the Muslim-only prayer space, the university was also planning a more inclusive multi-faith prayer space to welcome all religions.
And there we have the heart of the matter. The prayer space is in fact MUSLIM ONLY and the theological college will have to build a separate room for all other faiths. Now that’s inclusion. But hey, it’s all part of a bigger plan.
It is all part of the bigger plan for inclusivity that the college principal highlighted.
Suckers. Kuffar. Dhimmis. Infidels. Take your pick.
Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park Cres., is a theological college of the United Church of Canada and the ecumenical Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto.
Not only that, the Muslim only prayer room opening was kicked off by Muslim Brotherhood linked ISNA’s Ingrid Mattson.