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Rutgers U opens Muslim-Jewish "Coexistence House" "When you are brushing your teeth next to someone...you just can't hate them"

October 11, 2006

MIM: Coexistence is all the rage with Middle East Studies students at Rutgers :Pajamahadeen parties , patchwork bombbelts, and pillow fights with cases full of nails and ball bearings....

Danielle Jacobs, the mastermind behind the project thinks that shared bathroom activities will bring peace and harmony between Islamists and infidels.

"When you are brushing your teeth next to someone in the morning., you just can't hate them"

. (Which begs the question as to why marriages break down over open tubes of toothpaste or if the infidels will check the toothpaste tubes for Semtex ).

' Rutgers was to hold a dedication ceremony Monday evening for its new Middle East Coexistence House, a section of a residence hall where students of different backgrounds have been living since early last month.

' MIM: Looks like they already have a conflict of interests, with Danielle the Jewess in residence redundently stated that she wanted to"curb virulent hostility" while Nadia Sheik, the dorm Muslimah proclaimed that "everyone is battling to understand each other".

Perhaps together they can come to a ' virulent understanding'; Josephs said in a Rutgers article about the residence area that she wanted to help curb "the virulent hostility that I witnessed on campus between Jews and Muslims."

Everyone is really battling to understand each other. Here, we have a chance to step out of the anger mode," said Nadia Sheikh, a sophomore political science and Middle Eastern studies major, who is Muslim.

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Jewish, Muslim women live together to seek peace, understanding

The Associated Press

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2006


http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/10/09/america/NA_GEN_US_Peace_Dorm.php

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey About a dozen women students, including a handful of Muslims and Jews, are living together at Rutgers University as they work toward ideals that have seemed out of reach for years in the Middle East: peace and understanding.

Rutgers was to hold a dedication ceremony Monday evening for its new Middle East Coexistence House, a section of a residence hall where students of different backgrounds have been living since early last month.

The 11 women five Jews, three Muslims, one Hindu, one Christian and an agnostic are pursuing studies such as political science, Middle Eastern studies and English literature. Besides living together, they gather once a week in the residence hall for a conflict resolution class that covers the history, culture and current events of the Middle East.

The house was the idea of Danielle Josephs, a senior political science and Middle Eastern studies major, who now lives in the dorm. Josephs is a former president of a campus Jewish organization, Rutgers Hillel, who has an Israeli father and a Jewish-American mother. She proposed a conflict-resolution living area to a school dean two years ago.

Josephs said in a Rutgers article about the residence area that she wanted to help curb "the virulent hostility that I witnessed on campus between Jews and Muslims."

Students living in the dorm say they are not holding back on controversial topics such as religion, the war in Iraq and the recent Israel-Lebanon conflict, and communication is reportedly respectful.

"Everyone is really battling to understand each other. Here, we have a chance to step out of the anger mode," said Nadia Sheikh, a sophomore political science and Middle Eastern studies major, who is Muslim.

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