Duke University reversed it’s decision to allow the “adhan”–Muslim call to prayer to be broadcast across campus every Friday.
Yesterday, the University was extremely supportive of the initiative and said that it would enhance the religious plurality on campus.
Well, enough people weighed in on the decision and now the school has decided to not allow the weekly “adhan” to take place–effectively beginning tomorrow.
Heavyweights in North Carolina such as Franklin Graham, son of well-known Evangelist Billy Graham, denounced Duke’s actions and played a significant role in the reversal of the new initiative.
Young America’s Foundation is supportive of religious freedom and free speech, but with Duke’s history of being restrictive of Judeo-Christian beliefs, we believe this action should lead to an atmosphere not tilted against traditional values.
Ashley Pratte is the spokeswoman for Young America’s Foundation, you can follow her on twitter @ashpratte