Relax: it’s only on “part of its campus.” Will the Sharia section of campus carry out stonings and amputations as well?
Anyway, as we all know, when in Muslim countries, non-Muslims should abide by Muslim customs, mores, and laws. And when in non-Muslim countries, non-Muslims should abide by Muslim customs, mores, and laws.
“London Metropolitan University mulls alcohol ban for ‘conservative Muslim students,'” by Matthew Holehouse in the Telegraph, April 12 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A London University may become the first in the country to ban alcohol from part of its campus to attract more Muslim students, its Vice Chancellor has said.
London Metropolitan University is considering banning the sale of alcohol from some parts of the campus because a “high percentage” of students consider drinking “immoral,” Prof Malcolm Gillies said.
One-fifth of the University’s students are Muslim, and of those the majority are women. It is an issue of “cultural sensitivity” to provide drink-free areas, Prof Gillies told a conference, adding he was “not a great fan of alchol [sic] on campus”.
“It’s a negative experience – in fact an immoral experience – for a high percentage of our students,” he said.
He went on: “Many of our students do come from backgrounds where they actually look on [drinking] as a negative. And given that around our campuses you have at least half a dozen pubs within 200m, I can’t see there is such a pressing reason to be cross-subsidising a student activity which is essentially the selling of alcohol.”
“Because there’s no majority ethnic group, I think it [selling alcohol] is playing to particular parts of our society much more [than to others]”….