HELP WANTED: Muslim Student Advisers.


The enrollment of Muslim college students in MN has as much as doubled and tripled in recent years.  Thus, a growing number of campuses are enlisting Muslim student advisers to help students find internships, fit prayer into class schedules, and process anger the Muslim students hold towards those with “extremist” viewpoints.  They’re also used as mouth pieces to challenge the voices who warn about the dangers of Islam.

And it’s not just in MN., with so many Muslim communities popping up throughout the U.S., the job openings for “Muslim Student Adviser” is growing nationally.

Muslims make up about 1 percent of college graduates nationally, but their numbers on campus are on the rise, according to the Pew Research Center. Today, more than 50 colleges and universities have Muslim chaplains or advisers.

Not everyone is happy with the role these advisers play.  For example, in 2012, the Muslim chaplain at Boston’s Northeastern University  made statements praising two people convicted of terror-related offenses.

In 2015, a group of alumni from Wake Forest University said the Muslim chaplain views were too extreme and called for a donation boycott.

Officials at Duke University recently reversed a decision to allow the call to Friday prayer from its chapel bell tower after Christian evangelist Franklin Graham voiced concerns.

Those who are unhappy with how colleges and universities are catering to the Muslim students better learn to deal with it.  Last year, the U.S. granted 127,000 student visas to students from the Middle East, 53,000 of them from Saudi Arabia alone.

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