Nice job of distorting the facts. They weren't required to read the Koran, they were asked to read Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations. It was an optional assignment for a 2 hour lecture that is meant to acclimate students into the concepts of a open-mindedness and acceptance at an extremely liberal arts college. It had nothing to do with admittance to the university. The summer book reading has never had any influence on a student's education beyond drawing incoming freshmen together and acclimating them to university life.
I find the levels of bigotry here astounding and the hypocrisy stenching. The fact that Pantano would state that he supports our freedoms, but campaign against the freedom of religion is appalling.
The world needs more education on religions of all natures if we're ever going to move beyond the quagmire of hatred and prejudice that we currently embody.
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