London Metropolitan University to Ban Alcohol Because of Muslim Students

London Metropolitan University considers suspending of alcohol sale in some parts of the university because of the Muslim students in campuses. Around 20 percent of the students in London Metropolitan University are from Muslim families and base on Islam rules drinking alcohol is immoral and evil.

Accordingly, Prof Malcolm Gillies trying to ban alcohol in parts of the campus to make alcohol free zones for those students. Most of Muslim students in this university are young women from traditional homes. Prof Gillies said he was consulting with staff and students about creating alcohol-free areas on the university’s two campuses as part of a major redesign. “It’s a negative experience – in fact an immoral experience – for a high percentage of our students,” he said.

Anti-alcoholism campaigners and the Methodist Church, which has a strong tradition of campaigning against excessive drinking, welcomed his comments.


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