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Old 06-03-2012, 08:17 AM
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Default Students kicked out of college dorms for carrying Bibles, refusing to study Qur'an

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South Africa: Students kicked out of college dorms for carrying Bibles, refusing to study Qur'an and wear Islamic dress


"All we wanted was to be free to practice our own religions and not be forced to follow Islam, but now we have been punished by being deprived of safe accommodation." Imagine the outcry that would ensue if they had been kicked out of the dorms for refusing Christianity. But no one will take particular notice of this.
Islamic Tolerance Alert: "Protesting students kicked out of dorms," by Bongani Hans for The Mercury, May 31 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A row over the observance of Islamic customs and rules has left about 70 students without a roof over thier [sic] heads. More than 70 further education and training students on the South Coast have been left without a roof over their heads after they were kicked out of the institution’s dormitories following a row over the observance of Islamic customs and rules.
The Coastal KZN As-Salaam campus in Braemar near Umzinto suspended lessons two weeks ago after students protested that those staying in the college dormitories were being forced to follow the religion.
About 500 students study at the college premises.
The campus was reopened on Tuesday, but more than 70 students who had been living in the dormitories, were told to find their own accommodation outside the institution.
Those living in dormitories were funded by the Department of Higher Education’s national student financial aid scheme, which was believed to be paying about R16 000 a student a year towards meals and accommodation. The beneficiaries said they could not afford to pay for their accommodation and meals because they were from poor families.
“Now that we have been kicked out of the dormitories, our parents have been forced to pay for rent outside the college. I’m paying R300 a month and I’m sharing the room with 11 other students, and I still have to buy groceries. In the dormitories, I was sharing the room with four people, and the meals were provided by the college,” student Zanele Mgedezi said....
The students went on strike after campus management allegedly compelled them to study the Qur’an and wear Muslim clothes.
They said they were not allowed to carry Bibles inside the premises.
The campus belongs to the Department of Higher Education, which rents the premises to the As-Salaam Institution, which promotes Islamic education and religion.
“All we wanted was to be free to practice our own religions and not be forced to follow Islam, but now we have been punished by being deprived of safe accommodation,” said Mofokeng
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:13 PM
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The campus belongs to the Department of Higher Education, which rents the premises to the As-Salaam Institution, which promotes Islamic education and religion.
“All we wanted was to be free to practice our own religions and not be forced to follow Islam, but now we have been punished by being deprived of safe accommodation,” said Mofokeng
Here is the key.....this is a Muslim college. In the United States, because of "separation of church and state," the government would not be renting its facilities to a religious organization, but apparently that's not the case in S. Africa. If the students did not want to study Islam, why did they enroll in a Muslim college? Or, if it's a secular college, and only the dormitory is rented to the Muslims, I still don't understand why they chose to go to school there, knowing the dorm was run by Muslims.
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