WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 24, 2015): Since the George Washington University has effectively banned from its campus an ancient symbol which is considered holy by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Zoroastrians because it may look like the Nazi Swastika, should they not logically also ban the six-pointed Jewish star, wonders George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf, who has written about the legal implications of his university’s actions, including its possible legal liability for defamation and illegal religious discrimination.
He suggests that banning a 2500 year old symbol of life in at least four major Eastern religions because a student might mistake it for a Jewish swastika makes about as much sense as banning the word “niggardly” from campus because a student might mistake it for a racial slur word.
Student banished from George Washington University campus
When a Jewish student studying Eastern religious brought back from India a sacred symbol which somewhat resembles a Nazi swastika – although it is clearly different in color, orientation, and proportions – he was immediately banished from the campus, and is now in the process of being expelled.
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