Complaints Move Koran to Top Shelf at Boston University Library- Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email alleging that Muslims demanded that books be moved to accommodate space on the top shelf for the Koran. Letters to the editor complaining about the library’s decision have also been circulating on the Net.
TruthOrFiction.Com spoke to a person at the Library who told us that no books were moved to give the Koran top shelf space.
We were also told that the University library uses the Library of Congress Classification System for organizing books, not the Dewey Decimal System, as alleged in the eRumor.
Boston University Caves to Islamic Supremacist Demands
Check out how Boston University officials turn themselves inside out to accommodate Muslim demands. Muslim supremacists said that taking down the US from within would be easy – they were right. Remember this is Boston, as in the Boston Marathon bombing — Anne works at Boston University (thanks to Inba):
I work at a university library in Boston, Mass., and books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System, not by title or “importance”. Muslim students (most of them from abroad) told administrators that they were offended because the Koran wasn’t given a place of honor on a top shelf, as dictated by Islamic law and custom.
Library staff were then ordered to shift entire sections of books in the stacks so that the Koran could be “honored” appropriately.
This is absurd; we do not live in a Muslim country, nor is ours a religious school. We treat the Koran, the Bible, Hindu texts, Buddhist texts, etc. with the same respect we show to all our books, yet Muslim students miss the point. Non-Muslims are expected to follow local custom when visiting Muslim countries, which is fine, yet many Muslims insist that their ways be followed in non-Muslim countries too.
Why is it that Muslims in Western countries wail and complain about everything ….. except Islamic terrorism?
Letters to the Editor:
As an American Christian, I was appalled to learn that the Boston University library responded to a Muslim student protest and moved the Koran to a top shelf in the library, where books are ordinarily filed under the Dewey Decimal System. The students protested that the Koran was not in its proper position — the highest position possible.
Perhaps this is proper in their country, but America is a Christian nation. I try to be tolerant of all religions, but I refuse to be voiceless while my Christian beliefs are subjugated by their traditions. Shame on this university library. Is this where tolerance is leading us? Where has the majority gone?
Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/03/06/3307331/thursday-letters-tolerance-is.html#storylink=cpy