Saturday, October 29, 2011
The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights has 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 said that they had received a 60-page complaint against the private university. The investigation, they said, could take as long a six months.