My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Good for McGill..

They put education ahead of 'religious values'...

Faith and spiritualism are often key components of any independent student’s life. But some at McGill University are finding it difficult to practice their religion.

In 2004, the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) was evicted from its prayer space in the basement of the Peterson Hall, a building primarily used by students.

The university’s reason for the eviction was that the school needed the space to expand classroom and laboratory space.

A representative from McGill could not be reached for comment at time of press.

This move, however, left the thousands of Muslim Students at McGill without a location to hold spiritual rituals and ceremonies.

Upon evicting them, the university advised the Muslim students to seek an outside location for prayer.

According to Sana Saeed, a student at McGill and a member of the MSA, finding an outside location would have been costly and unnecessary.

“As Muslims, all we desired was an adequately-sized room, which would allow us to pray during the times we’d be on campus,” she said.

She said the Muslim students at McGill believe having prayer space at the university is a basic right they are entitled to.

It is not a basic right. Let them establish their own prayer space. But, it's not something the University should provide.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too correct. Let them find their own space at their expense. Maybe they won't go and integrate by default.

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a McGill student who utterly hates the place, and views the administration as possibly the worst, most parasitical incompetent and despicable bureaucracy in the country, I have to say that in this one case I agree with the McGill Administration. It isn't surprising they couldn't find anyone for comment. Most McGill employees only work 4-5 hours a day, four and a half days a week, and make a point of never answering their phones.

8:20 PM  

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