Unbelievable, but not surprising. From FrontPage’s interview today with Abby Nye, a 2006 graduate from Butler University in Indianapolis:
Nye: I’ve had professors say Jesus was a homosexual, the god of Islam is the same god of Christianity, and sneer at the Bible calling it a book of myth – “that book with the talking snake and magic fruit.” These statements were made in core content classes required by all students.
Nye: In terms of the professors who engage in this behavior are, first and foremost, chicken. They know that Christians are a safe target. By and large, we take that “love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you (Matt 5:44)” seriously. On the other hand, they know Muslims offer a quite different response.
In terms of the hypocrisy, it doesn’t make sense to me. They don’t even try to hide it. For example, all students at Butler were required to take a course on Islam. We were required to purchase the Koran and handle it with respect. If we were carrying a stack of books the Koran had to be on top. One day, my professor even had us act out the five pillars of Islam in class. If you ask me, that’s going too far. It’d be equivalent to having a required course on the Bible (which, like you said, would never happen) and partaking in communion or baptism during class. I doubt there were any Muslims in my class, but if there were I can’t help but think they would have been offended.
Given the general state of all too many adherents of the Religion of Perpetual Outrage, they probably would indeed have been offended, despite the manifest tribute being paid to Islam.