Why can’t Muslims just use the janitor’s mop sink as a foot bath? Just askin’.

by 1389 on September 19, 2013

in Canada, dhimmitude, education, Mark Harding/Evangelists of Canada

More to the point, why did the University of Regina admit upwards of 700 Muslim students?

New University of Regina bathroom facilities help Muslim students prepare for prayer

Muslim wudu fixtures (footbaths)
The U of R installed washroom foot-baths, or foot-sinks, at its Riddell Centre this summer.
Ross Romaniuk/Metro

The University of Regina is going to great lengths to help its Muslim students avoid doing the same when washing for on-campus prayer sessions.

The university has installed “foot-baths” in a public washroom at its Riddell Centre, in order to allow Muslim students — many of whom pray numerous times a day, and wash themselves beforehand — to clean their feet in a way that isn’t awkward and difficult through a use of regular sinks.

“I’ve seen them do it. It’s tough for them,” Nathan Sgrazzutti, president of the U of R Students Union, said on Tuesday of the troubles that many of the more than 700 practising Muslims at the campus had experienced when preparing for prayers.

“We’re showing our ability to cater to their needs.”

Two foot-baths, resembling large sinks with seats, are in a men’s washroom following their installation earlier this summer at what university spokesman Dale Johnson said was a total cost of about $35,000.

“I haven’t been in the women’s washroom, but I’m under the understanding it’s in both,” Sgrazzutti said, lauding the U of R’s administration for its efforts to assist Muslim students from Regina and those who have come to the campus from other countries.

“There was a bit of a push from our Muslim students society as well as the students union, and the university was very receptive.”

An “official opening” for the foot-baths, said Johnson, will be held by Muslim students on Oct. 2.

“It’s a really neat addition,” Sgrazzutti said of the new bathroom facilities, which some refer to as “foot-sinks.”

“They’re very new. I still have people asking me what they are.”

Are Muslims in Muslim countries all that diligent about washing their feet five times a day – or is the demand for “foot-sinks” just another in-your-face political maneuver to get western politicians and bureaucrats to dance to their tune? Just askin’.

What’s to stop campus drunks from using these fixtures for other purposes entirely?

Canadians: Make sure your elected MP knows.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 PeterC September 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Eff’m. Let them lick each others’ feet clean.

2 JettieG September 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Garbage receptacles.

3 Zenster September 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Wouldn’t it be tragic if non-Muslim students kept mistaking these floor-level fixtures for urinals?

I, for one, would be devastated!

4 1389 September 19, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Seems that they took out two normal sinks to make room for these monstrosities.

5 xtron September 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm

muslim foot washing dohickey

drain plug……

bacon/ham hocks/pork chops

some assembly required

6 Zenster September 19, 2013 at 10:44 pm

I like the way you think, xtron!

Please comment more often.

7 Gramfan September 20, 2013 at 8:46 am

There are separate toilets – Muslim and Non- Muslim Australian Universities

(sadly this site doesn’t operate any more. It has been archived by the National Library but it is a great resource).

8 1389 September 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I wonder who is going to keep these “wudu fixtures” (“wudu” is the Muslim word for ritual washing before prayer) clean. I can imagine foot fungus accumulating in them. 😯

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