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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Islamic Gym

Harvard University has moved to make Muslim women more comfortable in the gym by instituting women-only access times six hours a week to accommodate religious customs that make it difficult for some students to work out in the presence of men.

Men have not been allowed to enter the Quadrangle Recreational Athletic Center during certain times since Jan. 28, after members of the Harvard Islamic Society and the Harvard Women’s Center petitioned the university for a more comfortable environment for women.

LGF: "Harvard Sharia Watch"

3 comments:

Alexandra said...

I think this is really a wonderful thing and should be adopted by ALL gyms in every college campus throughout the country. I am also a student at Indiana University where we have a very strong, cohesive Muslim community where many women choose to wear hijab and are strict, traditional Muslims. This accommodation allows for Muslim women to feel comfortable, be able to adhere to their religion, and get the same benefit of physical activity as everyone else without being constrained by the presence of males. I strongly support this implementation and hope that it serves as a model for colleges nationwide.

Will Conway said...

Do you support a similar rule for "men only time"

Anonymous said...

Well ... this what Izlam is. Taking humanity back to the "dark" ages one step at a time.
BTW, do you know that the word "izlam" in Arabic means "total darkness".