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Thursday, January 05, 2006

The US has an islamic sorrority

An Islamic sorrority in the US. It's finally here. Joy to the world. Or something. America's first Islamic sorority is more about God than being Greek. There will be no beer at Gamma Gamma Chi functions, in obedience to Islamic law, nor will there be group fraternizing with the opposite sex. "Partying is allowed in Islam, but it's how you party," said Althia Collins, an Alexandria businesswoman who has helped create it. "You can have fun with girls and it doesn't have to include men." Oh Boy! Ok. I blame all the dirty inuendos in that statement on my sick preverted dirty mind. Yes, it's my fault. It must be. The story gets better though: Along with pledges, there will be prayer to Allah. Instead of hazing, there's hijab, the scarf some devout Muslim women wear. Covering one's hair is not mandated within Gamma Gamma Chi; in fact, four out of the five board members do not wear one. They sound like a fun bunch huh? Hey man, the US is a free country, so all power to them. I just can't wait to see how the FBI may react to an Islamic fraternity though, you know?


At 1/05/2006 02:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Islamic fraternity... leads to Muslim brotherhood

At 1/05/2006 04:22:00 PM, Blogger Crazy Girl said...

God Damn.. And you have to wear that freaking rag on your head.. Even in the sates.. Oh god.. I think a real girl sorority should beat the crap out of them, oh never mind Islam is about peace they should have a nice debate and quietly explain to these chicks religion isn't everything.. And boys are fun!! Its gotta be boring for those chicks.. What do they do besides pray?

At 1/05/2006 04:28:00 PM, Blogger Crazy Girl said...

didnt see the part about it not being mandated..am a ditz...But still thats gonna be one boring thing..

At 1/05/2006 07:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see the big deal really. There are jewish fraternities at major universities. Interestingly, I know someone who was in a fraternity in a school in the midwest and transferred to an ivy league school where he found his Methodist self a member of an all jewish chapter. He stayed in and enjoyed it. Np big deal.

At 1/05/2006 09:52:00 PM, Blogger . said...

jews can have sex...those lucky bastards. Muslims, well...something about saving yourself for "the one you marry" who will then proceed to butcher you on your wedding night...Fuck.

At 1/06/2006 06:12:00 AM, Blogger Solomon2 said...

Established by an American convert! Interesting. Sort of home-grown Islam.

What will they do? They won't schmooze with the guys, they're not into sports.

At 1/06/2006 09:09:00 AM, Blogger ArmyArtilleryWife said...

I think it is wonderful...although I don't know why they specifically need the Greek letters. They are not affiliated with a national sorority. I always thought local sororities (that is Greek Letter Organizations, not local sisterhoods of like-minded women) were an odd concept anyway, Muslim, Jewish, or all-inclusive.

Why not just a Muslim women's social organization and call it something of importance to their religion?

There are national Jewish sororities but, in order to be included in Panhellenic, they have to participate in Panhellenic rush and can't exclude non-Jews.

At any rate, I think sisterhood is a good thing, regardless of how you establish it.

I didn't have a lot of female friends before college and I'm really glad I pushed myself to make some.

At 1/06/2006 09:24:00 AM, Blogger Trevelyana said...

I've been hearing of this for the longest time.. I thought it was rumor. Could be interesting though.. although eventually it'll end up like the muslim student association-- a place to pick up chics!

I'll stick to good ol greeks :D

At 1/06/2006 09:37:00 AM, Blogger Egypeter said...

As a former member of the Greek System at Purdue University and a big fan of collegiate Greek Life...I can't imagine holding a function with a sorority of this nature. Don't get me wrong, I think it may work but agree with the previous post that it will be more like the Student Muslim Center we had on campus. Maybe one where Muslim guys looking for Muslim girls can meet. But the functions we had with sororities were mostly about debauchery...I don't think a Muslim sorority would be totally compatable with that.

Anyway, Merry Christmas (Jan. 7th Orthodox date) to all!


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