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Australia: Melbourne University condones Islamic gender segregation

April 26, 2013

The Left is furious when private clubs exercise that freedom….

But when a certain faith insists on segregation in public buildings…. well, go right ahead: 

THE University of Melbourne has declined to condemn gender segregation at public events held by Islamic organisations at its Parkville campus…

On April 13, a lecture entitled “Islamic rulings on Jihad in Syria & why great scholars’ silence” (sic) was held in the university’s Copland Theatre by Islamic education organisation Hikmah Way.

At the entrance to the lecture, attended by The Australian, signs directed “sisters” to the back of the theatre, and “brothers” to the front. Asked whether seating was segregated, a male attendee said: “It usually is here, yeah.”…

 Gender segregation was also encouraged at an information session for prospective Australian Islamic Peace Conference volunteers held by the Islamic Research and Educational Academy at the university’s Public Lecture Theatre on March 10.

 The Australian understands the practice has been encouraged at many similar events held at the university in recent years.

Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog

Institutionalised paranoia — coming soon to a venue near you.

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