Methodist university touts Islamic prayer room, Sharia-compliant washrooms next?

Texas Wesleyan UniversityA recent article promoting an “interfaith” prayer room at Texas Wesleyan University is creating a buzz on conservative blogs.

The Methodist-affiliated university established the prayer room in 2012, at the request of Mohammed Khalid M. Alshafei, president of the Saudi Students Club, saying it was important to Saudi culture.

“The reasons for this [prayer room] are twofold,” the Rev. Dr. Robert K. Flowers, Wesleyan’s chaplain, said in The Rambler article. “One, to show hospitality to our foreign students and, two, our campus needs to be open and tolerant of other faith traditions whether it is Islam, Hindu, Jewish, or otherwise.”

Saying the room is for all religions is a farce, Freedom Outpost said, adding:

Under the guise of “interfaith” outreach, the University has created an Islamic specific prayer room facing the Ka’ba Shrine in Mecca. There is nothing interfaith about this prayer room. The word “interfaith” is a lie, and would allow anyone to think that the room would be open to all students, including Christians.

So if the room was established in 2012, why the backlash to an article promoting it a year later?

Islamic ritual requires students must wash their hands and feet before praying. According to The Rambler:

Currently, students who use the prayer room wash their hands and feet in the bathrooms of the Morton Fitness Center but the question of whether or not a different area should be used has come up in recent conversations.

Freedom Outpost said the room proves that Sharia is creeping into America’s Christian-based culture. Will a separate Sharia-compliant washroom be next for Texas Wesleyan?

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
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10 thoughts on “Methodist university touts Islamic prayer room, Sharia-compliant washrooms next?

  1. EliseR says:

    There is an interfaith prayer room at the pentagon too. Anyone who wants to can use it.

  2. matthew brandley says:

    off with the slummin muslims heads!

  3. Nina Sage says:

    If these people do not assimilate,their barbarian ways will weaken the country. Islam should not be accepted, or promoted with false understanding.

  4. Arden Hale says:

    Paranoia, prejudice, bigotry. So what if there is a Muslim prayer room on a campus. Shouldn’t that be up to the campus and while we’re on the subject why is there so much anti-Muslim rhetoric on this site? Terrorists are one thing. They have to go and shouldn’t be supported in any form. But what is your point in all of this? Muslims obviously didn’t start a debate or “controversy” simply by having a prayer room.

    1. Beeta says:

      You are so naïve! I would not waste my time even trying to explain to you . Think about this post when the are cutting your head off .. That is if you are not a muslim or convert to one… That is all that will save you when the muslims take over the country just like they are doing in Europe and the mid east . GEEEEESH.. Such ignorance.. get your head out of your AZZZZ!

      1. Arden Hale says:

        Nope, not naive. Tired of your religious prejudice which every Christian knows its wrong. A prayer room is not cutting someone’s head off merely a house of worship. Which Christian’s, Muslims, Jews or anyone else for that matter is entitled too. Unless we woke up in another country. The Muslims are not taking over the country Mr. Paranoiac. But keep checking under your bed there may be one there. Yes, you won’t debate because your intelligence is obviously low and you don’t have a leg to stand on morally and have obvious phobias. Careful…the Muslims may be watching you right now from their prayer room. I’d say get a frontal lobotomy but then you can’t do that to air. Who did Jesus tell you to hate?

  5. Darlene Ingersoll says:

    There is allot of movment to pass Sharia law in case not no has noticed, the laws that Pres. Obama have been enacting ( he is muslim ) to turm America into a muslim nation is giving alarm bells off to everyone, the collages are so infiltrated with the idolagy of this faith that Yes we all need to be aware of this nation turning from its christian roots to somthing that will change forever our way of life and faith

    1. Beeta says:

      You are so right… Thank you for a post of wisdom!!!

  6. Ronald R. Johnson says:

    No wonder we have so many stupid college students! They must be flooded with women wanting to go there!

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