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Catholic University's Cross to Bear
by Joseph Klein
A self-described legal activist has recently filed a complaint with the Washington D.C. Office of Human Rights against the Catholic University of America. He is John Banzhaf, a public interest law professor at George Washington University Law School. Banzhaf's complaint alleges that Catholic University, a private religious academic institution, is illegally discriminating against its Muslim students by not giving them their own prayer rooms and thus requiring them to pray in rooms adorned with "offensive" Catholic imagery.
The complaint objects that Muslims must pray at the school's chapels "and at the cathedral that looms over the entire campus – the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception." Moreover, it alleges that for no valid reason the university does not officially sanction a Muslim student group.
Banzhaf told Fox News:
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