Muslim students at the University of Maryland, want “one room in each major building designated for Islamic prayer only” as well as “free daily shuttle services to the local mosque for Muslim students to have access to a place of worship.”
Campus Reform Students at the University of Maryland have released a list of 64 demands in their effort make the campus more amenable to “marginalized student populations.”
There are 64 demands across 8 subsets of students—Marginalized, American Indian, Black, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Muslim, Pro-Palestine, and Undocumented—including scholarships for “students of marginalized communities,” a ban on Columbus Day, and more.
Among the Pro-Palestine demands, students want the administration to condemn the “conflation of Pro-Palestinian activism with Anti-Semitism,” claiming that “Pro-Palestinians do not reject the human rights of any group of people.”
No Jewish student organizations have signed onto the list.
Demand #53 calls for the university to actively encourage students to learn about the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS) whose goal is to cripple the Israeli economy.
Students for Justice in Palestine declined to answer questions from Campus Reform, as did every other organization that was contacted. “I think [these demands] are ridiculously easy [to accomplish],” said Muslim Student Association member Khaled Nurhssien told The Diamondback.