Muslim Student Association President and architecture senior Amer Sassila prays in a secluded area in Rapson Hall on Tuesday.

Muslim students ‘praying in corridors’ at Queen’s University Belfast

Muslim students at a Northern Ireland university have to pray in corridors, classrooms and forgotten corners of the campus because the college will not provide a dedicated space for prayer.

Students at Queen’s University Belfast are campaigning for the university to set aside a private area where they can pray – a move that would end constant struggles to find privacy while on campus.

Speaking on the BBC Radio Ulster Talkback programme, Ahmed Amer from the QUB Muslim society stressed that most other universities in England and in the Republic of Ireland have dedicated rooms for prayer – as does the University of Ulster.

“Having a prayer room on campus is just a sign that the university is accommodating the needs of its students,” he said…

  • Minicapt
    • Frau Katze

      Positively tragic!

  • DMB

    Northern Ireland not that long ago had major sectarian and religious tension between the Protestants and Catholics over British rule. That will soon seem like a nuisance compared to the Islamisation over Northern Ireland and Britain that is taking place.

  • Alain

    Providing a prayer room on campus is not a sign of accommodating the needs of its students; in fact it is the opposite. Muslims demand a prayer room solely for themselves, so providing them with one is surrendering to Islam.

    • Rosenmops

      Well you couldn’t expect them to share a prayer room with infidels. They might catch infidel cooties.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I’m more worried about what they have for cooties.
        Like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

  • pdxnag

    So, we must accommodate fervent cursing of Jews and Christians?

  • Martin B

    When Muslim students say they have to pray in corridors and classrooms, what they mean is that infidel students have to stop whatever they’re doing and wait till their Muslim masters have finished lifting their arses to their moon god.

    I really, really hate these blackmailing bastards.

    • ntt1

      surely they are a tripping hazard and a ripe target for well aimed boots?

    • Gary

      I had sympathy after 9/11/01 , but now I’m sick of these Master-Race whiners that pretend that they just want that little bitty room to pray and they’ll be happy.
      The Ahmadi’s in Maple claimed they were the true Peaceful Muslims and weren’t aggressive to spread sharia and islam. They got their Mega-Mosque that violated zoning laws, and they had a Public school near by for their kids .
      But because they played the victim as the Minority on muslims in the school, they wanted the right to do some Prayers in a Public school that kicked out jesus long ago.
      But the Ahmadi’s didn’t want their children to have to walk to the mosque on Friday , so once they became the Majority in the Public school they DEMANDED the Gym be made in to a Mosque on Friday because they feel that Majority rules only for the muslims though.

      Don’t worry , your cancer is just a little spot near the Lung and won’t have a problem in the future because we assume it won’t spread as Minority cells.

  • Helios Megistos
    • UCSPanther

      “Try as they will, and try as they might, who steals me gold won’t live through the night.”

  • Helios Megistos
  • Norman_In_New_York

    They can’t do it in the men’s room?

  • Waffle

    Too bad that St. Patrick banished all the snakes from Ireland.

    • Georgina

      I agree, I really liked those druids – specially Merlin.

  • Clink9

    Time to leave bacon strips on the floor there.

  • bob e

    don’t forget to wash the shyte off your hands before
    ya’ put your fingers in your mouth paedomen ..

  • Shebel

    Of all people–I never thought that the Irish would submit to this Islamic garbage.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Ostentatious public Muslim prayer seems to be an exclusively male thing; you never see Muslim women getting down on all fours and raising their arses to Allah en masse…if women can pray quietly in their heads five times a day then so can men.

  • Georgina

    The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, “Prayer is
    annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying

    Therefore the female (non-muslim) students should gather and walk in front of those praying, thus “nullifying” their prayers. Do this often enough and they might be discouraged.
    Pandering to people’s religious ideologies just encourages theocracy.