UK University to have alcohol-free areas for Muslims

A university Vice-Chancellor is planning to ban the sale of alcohol in parts of the campus because some Muslim students believe it is “evil” and “immoral”.

John Bingham
The Telegraph [UK]
12 Apr 2012

Prof Malcolm Gillies of London Metropolitan University said he wants to create alcohol free areas on campus out of “cultural sensitivity”.

About a fifth of students at the university come from Muslim families – many of them young women from traditional homes.

For many of them, the drinking culture among students marred rather than heightened their student experience, he said.

Prof Gillies, an eminent Australian music scholar, said that he was consulting with staff and students about creating alcohol-free areas on the universty’s two campuses as part of a major redesign.

It is expected that the informal dry areas will be created within the next six months…

The article continues at The Telegraph where, ironically, you may also read Muslims ‘must embrace democracy’ says David Cameron

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