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Saturday, July 14, 2018

St. Ambrose University Opens Muslim Prayer Room Despite 12,500 Protests

St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, opened an Islamic prayer room on May 8, naming it in honor of the late professor of theology Fr. Joseph DeFrancisco to remember his “efforts to promote the universality of faiths” on campus.

The Islamic prayer room was proposed last fall by senior Matthew Mahoney, the president of the Student Government Association in conjunction with the Saudi Student Association.

The dedication of the Muslim prayer room was attended by St. Ambrose University president, Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ, PhD, Islamic Center of the Quad Cities religious affairs director, Imam Saad Baig, members of the DeFrancisco family and Rev. Thomas Hennen, the campus chaplain. Speaking at the event, Sister Lescinski said, "This is a truly appropriate way to honor Fr. Joe. His openness to all members of the Quad Cities faith community was a living example of the Catholic intellectual tradition.”

However, a prayer room for Islam on a Catholic campus is a departure from tradition and contradicts what the Saints teach. Saint John Bosco, for example, states that while “Muhammad incited people’s passions; Jesus Christ commanded self-denial.” The holy educator of youth continues: “Muhammad’s doctrines are ridiculous, immoral, and corrupting; those of Jesus Christ are august, sublime, and most pure.”


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Islam, as a religious system, is entirely of Satanic origin. The Devil is behind every aspect of it. It is a "monotheistic" form of the ancient moon worship that Abraham left in Iraq 2000 BC, but which his descendents through Ishmael have continued. When Muslims circle the Kabah en mass, the Devil is the true object of their worship. The Bible teaches that the Devil and demons use religions like Islam in order to be worshipped by man as God. "the Gentiles sacrifice things to demons and not to God" 1 Cor 10:20; 2 Chron 18:21-22; Acts 17:16-23; Lev 17:7 ; Deut 32:17; Ps 106:37; Rev 9:20; Rev 16:13-14; Rev 18:2; 1 Ti 4:1-2; Gal 1:8. That Islam is clearly of satanic origin is seen in how vicious the theological and physical attacks are against Christians or anyone who believes that Christ was crucified at all, or that Christ is God's Son. Islam to pagan Arabs is an excellent satanic counterfeit that has influenced 1/4 of the earth's population. Islam is certainly the Devil's greatest challenge against the one true God and and Savior