Muslim Student Association Speaks Against Stereotypes

April 11, 2008

Author: Ashley Bressler

Source: The Daily Collegian

Penn State's Muslim Student Association has spoken out to set the record straight in the wake of a recent New York Times article that says Muslim student organizations are not inclusive of students who don't uphold Islamic traditions.

In efforts to dispel these reported actions of Muslims students, the Penn State Muslim Student Association (MSA) will hold several events during the next few weeks that show the less serious side of the Muslim community.

According to the February New York Times article, "For Muslim Students, a Debate on Inclusion," there have been numerous conflicts in Muslim Student Associations at universities and colleges around the country regarding traditional and nontraditional Muslims.

The article reported that in some cases, Muslim students who did not uphold Islamic traditions were not welcomed members of the community.