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A Christian professor made students pray and recite the Lord's prayer before entering his office.

Wait, what? Oh, it was a Muslim professor that required students to take their shoes off and praise Allah. Then that makes it okay.

Professor required students to praise Allah, remove shoes before entering office

A controversial Muslim professor at the University of Connecticut retired this past year after students complained that he required them to say an Arabic phrase and remove their shoes before entering his office.

Retired biology professor, Felix Coe, taped two signs outside his office requiring students to say “Bismillah,” an Arabic phrase meaning “in the name of Allah” before entering his office, CampusReform.org reported. Visitors were also required to remove their shoes.

“I’m a Muslim. You don’t come in my office with dirty shoes. That’s a curse,” Coe told a student, after telling her to “get the hell out” and “I don’t want to see you” for wearing shoes in his office in an undated audio clip recently released by Jihad Watch.

When asked by two individuals why he required students to say “Bismallah” and take their shoes off at a public university, he said, “Because I’m a Muslim.” He also complained he didn’t have a separate place for prayer in a video taken last December.

UConn spokesperson, Stephanie Reitz, told Fox News that Coe retired since the video was taken and the signs were quickly taken down from the satellite campus location in Hartford, Conn.

“Regarding this instance, the sign that had directed guests to precede their conversations with a specific Arabic phrase was immediately removed at the university’s direction,” Reitz said in a statement. “UConn promptly resolved the issue in a manner that respects the rights of all involved, and affirms the university's values of civility and inclusivity.”

Reitz added that other rooms are provided, aside from the professor’s office space, at all their locations for faculty to meet with students and other guests.


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I'm OK with him requiring them to remove their shoes. I'm also OK with him requiring them to request entry. Requiring them to "praise Allah" is to far.

Likewise if a Christian required someone to "praise God" or "praise Christ" it would be too far.
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I'm sorry, but a person's office is not their home or living quarters. I would not comply with any of his requests as it is office is a public space and not subject to his personal desires. Now if he said something like "I don't tolerate swearing or using God's (Allah) name if vain", I could support that.
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I'm sorry, but a person's office is not their home or living quarters. I would not comply with any of his requests as it is office is a public space and not subject to his personal desires. Now if he said something like "I don't tolerate swearing or using God's (Allah) name if vain", I could support that.
I don't know that his office can be considered, "Public Space". I assume he has keys to the office and can lock it. So while publicly owned, it's not necessarily generally opened to the public. It's a private office provided to him by the public.
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Wait, what? Oh, it was a Muslim professor that required students to take their shoes off and praise Allah. Then that makes it okay.
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“Regarding this instance, the sign that had directed guests to precede their conversations with a specific Arabic phrase was immediately removed at the university’s direction,” ...
Do the facts matter at all to you HJ when you post that crap?


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I don't know that his office can be considered, "Public Space". I assume he has keys to the office and can lock it. So while publicly owned, it's not necessarily generally opened to the public. It's a private office provided to him by the public.
I would agree.
To take that a step further, to claim it's not a space that he can create such policy in could raise into question whether a person could put up religious symbols in their office like a cross. Since I see it as a "private office provided to him by the public", I would think people should have such freedom.
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“Regarding this instance, the sign that had directed guests to precede their conversations with a specific Arabic phrase was immediately removed at the university’s direction,” ...
It was removed after he retired and peeps made it known to the public and media what was goin' on.

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UConn spokesperson, Stephanie Reitz, told Fox News that Coe retired since the video was taken and the signs were quickly taken down from the satellite campus location in Hartford, Conn.
So basically the college knew it was happening and allowed it to go on until word got out and the prof retired; then they took the signs down.

Sorry, Foundit. Better luck next time.

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A Christian professor made students pray and recite the Lord's prayer before entering his office.

Wait, what? Oh, it was a Muslim professor that required students to take their shoes off and praise Allah. Then that makes it okay.

Professor required students to praise Allah, remove shoes before entering office

A controversial Muslim professor at the University of Connecticut retired this past year after students complained that he required them to say an Arabic phrase and remove their shoes before entering his office.

Retired biology professor, Felix Coe, taped two signs outside his office requiring students to say “Bismillah,” an Arabic phrase meaning “in the name of Allah” before entering his office, CampusReform.org reported. Visitors were also required to remove their shoes.

“I’m a Muslim. You don’t come in my office with dirty shoes. That’s a curse,” Coe told a student, after telling her to “get the hell out” and “I don’t want to see you” for wearing shoes in his office in an undated audio clip recently released by Jihad Watch.

When asked by two individuals why he required students to say “Bismallah” and take their shoes off at a public university, he said, “Because I’m a Muslim.” He also complained he didn’t have a separate place for prayer in a video taken last December.

UConn spokesperson, Stephanie Reitz, told Fox News that Coe retired since the video was taken and the signs were quickly taken down from the satellite campus location in Hartford, Conn.

“Regarding this instance, the sign that had directed guests to precede their conversations with a specific Arabic phrase was immediately removed at the university’s direction,” Reitz said in a statement. “UConn promptly resolved the issue in a manner that respects the rights of all involved, and affirms the university's values of civility and inclusivity.”

Reitz added that other rooms are provided, aside from the professor’s office space, at all their locations for faculty to meet with students and other guests.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYrImoAY-GM

Looks like students rated this guy with high respect and likability:

https://www.ratemyprofessors.com/Sho...jsp?tid=343628

This will probably turn out like most alt right mooselem scare tactics-false as hell.
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I would agree.
To take that a step further, to claim it's not a space that he can create such policy in could raise into question whether a person could put up religious symbols in their office like a cross. Since I see it as a "private office provided to him by the public", I would think people should have such freedom.

The issue here is he works for a public school. I have no problem with him have religious paraphernalia in his office. Signs, posters, items whatever. Your religion is part of who you are. Honestly I don't even have a problem with him preaching his religion. But when he FORCES students to engage in observance of HIS religion before he will allow them entry or speak with him, he is overstepping his position.

As was originally pointed out, if a Christian were to require students to say the lords prayer would that be OK?

Or a Catholic were to require them to make the sign of the cross before allowing the admittance, there would be a problem.

The issue isn't one of this being or not being the Professor's private office. Rather it's one of him being paid to educate the students. Part of that is to hold office hours and be available in his duties as a Professor. Refusing to fulfill those duties if the students don't ascribe to his religious tenants is unconscionable. And not a policy he should be allowed to set.

If he wants to do that, he should go work at a private Muslim school if they exist.
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How, in the name of Allah's butthole, are imbeciles like that creep hired?
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How, in the name of Allah's butthole, are imbeciles like that creep hired?
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