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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

University Gets Muslim Funding; Drops Coat of Arms


From WND, hat-tip to Lansing.

Look at the timing on this one. Another example of "bought and paid for" in the USA:

"Another university is dropping a cross from its historic imagery, saying it creates confusion and sends the wrong message.

The announcement from Simon Fraser University near Vancouver, B.C., about the school's Coat of Arms brings it in alignment with a precedent set earlier by the College of William and Mary, which said in a story WND broke that a historic cross in a structure built as a Christian chapel hundreds of years ago would have to go because it offended some people.

A spokesman for Simon Fraser said the two crosses on the 40-year-old emblem are a problem. Warren Gill, the school's vice-president of university relations, said the school doesn't want people to think the wrong thing.

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"Gill said a new coat of arms will replace the crosses with emblems of books, although the old coat of arms, which has been used since 1965, will remain on university buildings. It was approved by the Lord Lyon King of Arms, the custodian of and the authority for Scottish Heraldry, and was based on the personal coat of arms of the clan chief, Simon Fraser Lord Lovat.

Gill said the new design has taken officials 18 months to develop, and it is expected to be approved by the Canadian Heraldic Authority by summer.

Notes of a formal meeting of the school's Board of Governors said the change will replace each "crosslet" with a book, so "the top part of the shield (the chief) would contain three matching books."

The school said the "crosslets" are representative of those crosses used by crusaders on their travels.

At virtually the same time, the school announced that was creating a center for the study of Muslim issues.

It is being funded by $1 million from the Amin Lalji family and $250,000 from school Board of Governors chair Saida Rasul and her husband Firoz.

"We have already a very strong program in Middle Eastern and Islamic history, an endowed lectureship in Iranian and Persian studies, courses in Persian, and soon, Arabic and other languages," said SFU President Michael Stevenson. "These activities are a strong base for building an internationally recognized center for scholarship that embraces the full diversity of Muslim societies and cultures."

In a months-old controversy that still is reverberating, the president of the College of William and Mary College ordered the removal of a donated cross from the historic Wren Chapel."

Even when not folding due to Political Correctitude, you can always follow the money trail. Read the rest.
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10 Comments:

Anonymous religion of pieces said...

The book can stay, provided it's made clear that it's the koran, and the crosses can be replaced by a crescent and swastika.

The crowns should become muzzie-caps, and the flowers opium poppies.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 3:42:00 pm  
Blogger Watcher said...

historic cross in a structure built as a Christian chapel hundreds of years ago would have to go because it offended some people

Meanwhile, "A Bible-carrying Christian flight attendant, who works for British Midland Airways (BMA), has been barred by her employer from flying to Saudi Arabia, where the importation and use of narcotics, alcohol, pork products and religious books, apart from the Qur’an, are forbidden."

And the UK foreign office supports the ban.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 4:20:00 pm  
Anonymous Ernesto Ribeiro said...

Violence marks French réveillon; more of 400 cars have been set on fire


Reuters: Vandals set fire to around 400 cars during the night and the French police informed to have bound more of 250 persons, in a wave of violence that marked the celebrations of year in the France.


In an effort for maintain the order, 25 000 policemen were mobilized in all the country during the night, including 4500 in Paris, where the authorities prohibited pyrotechnic shows.

The police affirmed that, to the 6h (local schedule), 258 persons had been detainees in the entire country, including two infants of 8 and 10 years that set on fire garbage cans in Strasbourg.

Three infants with age between 10 and 12 years were detainees in a suburb of Paris, after will be caught in the act carrying buckets of gasoline.

Set fire on cars became a common event in the France during the commemorations of year, specially in the poor suburbs of many cities.


(And the shit of the left-wing treacherous press is so vagabond and impudent that stifles who are those poor: muslims.)


HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRENCH FROGS!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 4:47:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Thanks, Ernesto. I actually posted that yesterday, but I really appreciate that you did as well.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 5:07:00 pm  
Blogger truepeers said...

No one who has spent much time at SFU, listening to many professors, will likely mistake it for a Christian institution. It is Gnostic at heart and has been from the beginning. The architecture, by Arthur Erickson, is a modernist-totalitarian horror, much lauded by the intelligentsia in its day, whose historical references include a meso-american style sacrificial pyramid in the courtyard of the academic quadrangle. The modernist esthetic is designed to steel or harden the student to the realities of sacrificial violence as necessary in order to bring into being the modernist (Gnostic) revolutions. There is no sign in the whole place of a desire to teach students how Christianity and the civilization that has emerged from it has been home to a struggle to overcome this sacrificial violence, humanity's original sin.

So it is not surprising that the university is embarrassed to have crosses on its coat of arms. Nor should we be surprised when its professors apologize for the sacrificial violence of the Jihad. Still, the university, in trying to sacrifice our Western history to its present-day worldly ambitions has won in me a recommitted enemy. They are situated in my back yard, and I will be doing what I can to insure students here to learn the truth of the non-education largely on offer there. One day, that architctural and ethical-moral monstrosity will crumble.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 8:18:00 pm  
Blogger dag said...

I attended that university for too many years, right up till the evening when I was escorted off campus by security guards and expelled for being my usual outspoken self. To this day I can hardly believe it. And yet it was obvious that it would happen, given the mutual unhappiness of all concerned.

At the time, lo these many years having passed, I thought I was in some major way anti-social and perhaps incapable of getting along with authorities in institutions of higher learning. I'm not Dr. Dag. I'm just a guy who sits in the library with honest men and women each Thursday evening to discuss our nations and our prospects. i got tossed 20 years ago, even longer, and now I find it is my joy in life to sit with intelligent and honest people to listen and to learn and to enjoy the company of scholars who are decent and true. I won't waste my time worrying that I am anethema to the philosopher kings and the death hippies. At my deepest, I say this: "Fuck them."

We have our covenant zone. Join us. Create one of your own. What do the universities have to offer honest men and women anymore? No, come and join us. A covenant zone, one of your own, your free space to be true with others.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 10:29:00 pm  
Blogger truepeers said...

At my deepest, I say this: "Fuck them."

-and to think poor old Simon Fraser got associated with the death hippies, and his family's Christian faith dissed, because some 1960s bureaucrat was afraid to name the school - serving the Fraser Valley - as Fraser University (FU).

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 11:37:00 pm  
Blogger dag said...

Irony of ironies, I eventually enrolled in a Catholic institution and studied religion and history. It gets more ironic, that an atheist like me is driven out of a secular university and into the loving embrace of a church I was raised to fear and hate, and now, having abandoned it all in my youth, I find I'm quite pleased with the idea of going to church on Sundays like any normal man. In fact, if I don't start going to church I'll think less of myself.

Pass God and praise the ammunition? No, I realise I had it backward all these years.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 8:04:00 pm  
Blogger Pim's Ghost said...

LOL Dag...I've been having a bit of fun with the "splitting hairs" types regarding Catholicism lately. Especialy offline, but online at least I have a funny graphic up at WWCMD? for a bit. Perhaps a long bit, since I never seem to write anymore.....

This story doesn't surprise me regarding the University particularly, it's the filthy exchange of money. We are seen as culturally weak by most in the ME due to our refusal to stand by our standards, and these people think that more bending over will change that? It will only drive the buggers on to try and make sure that we're all bought and paid for.

Thursday, January 04, 2007 1:22:00 am  
Blogger dag said...

SFU is a nightmare. I was back theeree recently to deeal with some dept. problems, during which meeting theey told me things are very different and that I should complete my programme, all forgiven-- except that I can't say that about Isreal! What do I mean by that about Islam?! Who do I think I am to speak of The Poor like that??!! this time I escorted myself off the property.

And to make things as bad as they will ever get, my hated-ex-wife went to a kind of fancy uni. in Connecticut. I went up to visit her of a weekend once way back when, and while we were seated in a basement pizza joint she introduced some of her friends; "This is X, doing his Ph. D. in astrophysics; and he's on the Olympic swimming team. This is Y, doing her Ph. D. in Bio-molecular science fiction stuff; and she's on the super-athlete team for America. And this is Z, doing his post Doc. in geniusness; also, he's an Olympic athlete known for his vast array of previous gold medals...." And so she went on around the table till she got to me. "And this is my husband."

Praise God, and pass the ammunition.

Thursday, January 04, 2007 3:48:00 am  

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