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Sultan of Brunei…or campus diversity office? Take this Christmas-ban quiz to find out

December 23, 2015

From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, closet campus diversity officer

The Sultan of Brunei has officially banned Christmas celebrations–but so have college campuses across the U.S.

How different are the two bans? Take this quick quiz while the mulled cider is heating to see if you can tell whether the quotations from the media below (ABC News and Campus Reform) refer to sharia law in the Borneo sultanate or the “inclusive” directives of multiculturism-fixated American college administrators.

1. “[Authorities]…warned this month that a ban on Christmas would be strictly enforced….[including]  “religious symbols like crosses, lighting candles, putting up Christmas trees, singing religious songs, sending Christmas greetings.”

Sultan or campus?

2. “[People] are encouraged to be ‘thoughtful in [their] decorating choices’….’ Greenery, white lights, snowflakes and bows are deemed appropriate. The [authorities], however, would prefer they avoid the colors red and green to convey an ‘inclusive holiday spirit. When holding holiday parties, food should be general and not privilege any religion. Groups should strive for consensus and seek decisions on party themes that “everyone can live with.'”

Sultan or campus?

Take the whole quiz here.

Posted by Charlotte Allen
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