Oct 16 2015
From Aaron Bridges:
Looking at this picture at first glance you see just a regular mop sink in the bathroom right? Well I work at the University of Georgia in the same shop as the brick masons, when they got the work order they were a little bit curious as to why they wanted a mop sink right in the front of the bathroom when there’s a custodian closet right outside the bathroom with a mop sink in it.
Well after talking to the “HMFIC” or supervisor, they were then told that a Muslim group of students on campus have been pushing for a foot washing station on campus. Apparently this is a cultural tactic Muslims do before they pray they wash their feet.
Muslim-only footbaths are popping up in colleges all over America. Keep in mind at Madison County high school it was voted to change a bible verse on a monument bc it could offend non-Christian religions. A lot of NCAA schools are getting rid of team Chaplains in fear of offending Muslims. Another reason this pisses me off is that this is cold hard tax payer money that’s being used to build these foot washing stations.
My point is that how is this right to put something up for Muslim’s religion but if Christians put a monument up with a bible verse it’s all of a sudden separation between church and state.
An earlier version of this article said that the Tate Student Center mop sinks were directly intended for Muslim student use. In an effort to appease, school officials said that the sinks are available to all students and the intent of building them was based in practical use rather than any connection to any specific group.
(I’m sure students will find a practical use for it – as an extra urinal)