A moderately prestigious university in Germany has instituted a religious code of conduct in response to complaints about Muslim students praying noisily in the library and flooding campus bathrooms with water as they ritually cleanse their feet.
The University of Hamburg is the site of the new set of religion-related rules, reports Times Higher Education, a London-based education news website.
The 42,890-student university is the first in Germany to institute such a code.
The University of Hamburg’s executive board determined that the religious code of conduct is necessary after receiving numerous complaints.
In addition to the bathroom flooding and the loud library praying, people described as “external Salafists” have demanded that female Muslim students wear veils on campus, according to school president Dieter Lenzen.
“To date, there have been no complaints about Buddhist students, just a few about Christian students, but a great many about Muslim students,” Lenzen also said, according to Times Higher Education.
Muslim students have been “disturbing university life,” Lenzen said…
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