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For Muslim Students, a Debate on Inclusion

Amir Mertaban vividly recalls sitting at his university’s recruitment table for the Muslim Students Association a few years ago when an attractive undergraduate flounced up in a decidedly un-Islamic miniskirt, saying “Salamu aleykum,” or “Peace be upon you,” a standard Arabic greeting, and asked to sign up.

Mr. Mertaban also recalls that his fellow recruiter surveyed the young woman with disdain, arguing later that she should not be admitted because her skirt clearly signaled that she would corrupt the Islamic values of the other members.

“I knew that brother, I knew him very well; he used to smoke weed on a regular basis,” said Mr. Mertaban, now 25, who was president of the Muslim student group at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, from 2003 to 2005.

Pointing out the hypocrisy, Mr. Mertaban won the argument that the group could no longer reject potential members

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Added: Feb-21-2008 
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  • injui: "
    theblue8: ""The true Muslim is the one from whose hand
    and tongue other Muslims are safe."

    ---the prophet Mohammad "
    Do you reeeeeeally want to play the quote game with Islam?

    "
    lmao, exactly! I can fill a good 3 pages with quotes and some Khomeini crap about thighing to top it off.

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  • theblue8: ""The true Muslim is the one from whose hand
    and tongue other Muslims are safe."

    ---the prophet Mohammad "
    why do you spam the threads with the same stupid quotes. You say you are not a Muslim yet you keep trying to spread the islamic word.

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  • theblue8: "I'm sorry. I guess maybe I should walk through life blinded by an ignorance that plagues the simple minded. Would that work for you?"
    The fact you thought I was criticizng you indicates you have more than enough ignorance to contend with TB8 :)

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  • theblue8: "I'm sorry. I guess maybe I should walk through life blinded by an ignorance that plagues the simple minded. Would that work for you?"
    its not working for you . . .

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  • guest111111111: "As for you THEBLUE8, stop posting this crap, you know EXACTLY what you are doing and you know these flies will be attracted to this crap. I am sick and tired of this BULL"
    well, we can agree about something, theblue8 is a baiter.

    i'm sick and tired of being sick and tired . . . . =)

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  • At my brother's college they except anyone who can fit into a suicide vest!

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  • injui: "
    theblue8: "It's the same thing as the hating the "Krauts" in WWII or the "Japs". The Koreans or hating the "Gooks" in Viet Nam. We now hate the "sp1cs" for crossing our borders too. Grow the fuck up and get an education you simple minded, ignorant racists. "
    Way to address my point, you dumb slut.

    I'm done with your silly 'posts'. You're nothing but an ignorant child who gets their jollies by defending a satanic cult.

    Couple that More..
    you really are wasting your time trying to rationalize with the irrational. His mind is set and his blinders are on as with most if not all Muslims ans Islam sympathizers. Waste of time. I'm learning.

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  • theblue8: ""The true Muslim is the one from whose hand
    and tongue other Muslims are safe."

    ---the prophet Mohammad "
    Hear no, see no, speak no..unless it's harram.

    Man the victorian double standard is sooo 19th century...

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  • Oi gaveldt, send them home already!

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  • I don%u2019t understand why Muslims consider a drunkard less pious. What harm does a drunkard do but only to himself. How come the Obese people arent also considered glutinous infidels wanting to devourer the Koran. Islam makes to more sense to me than evangelical Christianity

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