THEY aren’t the ones complaining!
In a Fox News story titled “Do crosses at Catholic University violate “Human Rights” of Muslims”, the author writes;
The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights confirmed that it is investigating allegations that Catholic University violated the human rights of Muslim students by not allowing them to form a Muslim student group and by not providing them rooms without Christian symbols for their daily prayers.
The investigation alleges that Muslim students “must perform their prayers surrounded by symbols of Catholicism – e.g., a wooden crucifix, paintings of Jesus, pictures of priests and theologians which many Muslim students find inappropriate.”
A spokesperson for the Office of Human Rights told Fox News they had received a 60-page complaint against the private university. The investigation, they said, could take as long a six months.
Guess what? The Muslim students aren’t even the ones complaining, instead we have a leftist professor from George Washington University, Dr. John Banzhaf directly involved. The same Prof. who brings us such legal gems as “Using Legal Action to Help Fight Obesity” (which I won’t link to but it’s one of the top links in a Google search of his name).
In the professors own words, the frivolous law suit is his preferred method for dealing with whatever offends his senses;
Say what you will about John Banzhaf, George Washington University law professor and leader of the litigious anti-food crusade, at least he makes no attempt to conceal his scurrilous designs. On the contrary, this litigating busy body has clearly articulated his utopian vision: an America in which everyone’s stomach is empty and every lawyer’s wallet is full.
The notorious professor has apparently reached the conclusion that any profitable industry — excluding the litigation business, of course — must be bled dry. Fast food is his current target. And he has vowed to slay this monster in the name of “public health.”
In his relentless quest to turn America into a nation of Kate Moss doppelgangers, Banzhaf has fallen head over heels in love with any and every lawsuit that demonizes those who dare to feed us. Fortunately, you don’t have to take our word for it; he’s said so himself:
“We’re going to sue them and sue them and sue them.”
— CBS, “CBS Sunday Morning” 8/11/02.
“You could sue practically anybody under this theory. If this lawsuit gets anywhere, it’ll make the asbestos [litigation] look like a walk in the park.”
— National Law Journal 12/9/02.
“Somewhere there is going to be a judge and a jury that will buy this, and once we get the first verdict, as we did with tobacco, it will open the floodgates.”
— New York Daily News 1/22/03.
ATTACK ON CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
October 28, 2011
Catholic University of America is being sued by George Washington University professor John Banzhaf because it does not accommodate Muslim religious practices.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
John Banzhaf needs to be sued for bringing a frivolous lawsuit. He has no complainants—not a single Muslim at Catholic University has come to him complaining about seeing pictures of the pope or the display of crucifixes in campus buildings. Nor has a single Muslim registered a complaint with the administration of the university. This lawsuit, which follows a recent one filed by Banzhaf against Catholic University for moving towards single-sex dorms, stands not one iota of a chance of ultimately winning. Its purpose is to harass.
When Catholics enroll at Yeshiva University in New York City, they expect to see the Star of David and portraits of Moses. When Protestants enroll at the American Islamic College in Chicago, they expect to see the Crescent and Star and portraits of Muhammad. And when Muslims enroll at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., they expect to see crucifixes and portraits of Jesus. Those who attend these private schools and object to such displays need to leave and apply to a community college or a state university.
The impression is being left in the media that Muslim students are behind this assault on the First Amendment. It thus behooves Muslim leaders to denounce this lawsuit immediately. The bigot is Banzhaf, not Muslims.
Contact our director of communications about Donohue’s remarks:
See, what Banzhaf knows is that even if you win your lawsuits, it takes money to defend against them, which is why legal action so frequently is settled out of court.
As noted in the letter above, Muslim leaders need to address this immediately, it is they that Banzhaf is making look bad in the eyes of the public and Catholics of all races and backgrounds.
- Human-rights complaint seeks secular praying room for Muslims at … Catholic University (hotair.com)
- What do you expect at a Catholic university? (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- Human Rights vs. Private Property Rights at Catholic University (conservativesonfire.wordpress.com)