Letters to the Editor

Matthew Walker: Duke double standard

In response to the Jan. 15 Point of View “ At Duke, welcoming Muslims” regarding the Muslim call to prayer that Duke University planned to ring from its chapel bell tower: Christy Sapp, the chapel’s associate dean for religious life, argues this is religious pluralism and is at the heart of Duke’s philosophy.

For those who support this viewpoint, let me ask a question. Duke doesn’t want Chick-fil-A to sell its sandwiches on campus because its founder believed that homosexuality was a sin. But it does want Muslims bowing toward Mecca on campus even though their founder believed in the subjugation of women, the enslavement of other cultures and the death of those who disagreed with him.

I thought the people at Duke were supposed to be smart!

Matthew Walker