The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights confirmed that it is investigating allegations that Catholic University violated the human rights of Muslim students by not allowing them to form a Muslim student group and by not providing them rooms without Christian symbols for their daily prayers.
The investigation alleges that Muslim students “must perform their prayers surrounded by symbols of Catholicism – e.g., a wooden crucifix, paintings of Jesus, pictures of priests and theologians which many Muslim students find inappropriate.”
This must be what Obama means by transparency:
A proposed rule to the Freedom of Information Act would allow federal agencies to tell people requesting certain law-enforcement or national security documents that records don’t exist — even when they do.
Under current FOIA practice, the government may withhold information and issue what’s known as a Glomar denial that says it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of records.
The new proposal — part of a lengthy rule revision by the Department of Justice — would direct government agencies to “respond to the request as if the excluded records did not exist.”
That is, the Injustice Department is granting the government authority to evade the law by telling lies. By a remarkable coincidence, the department is headed by a skeevy dissimulator who was recently caught lying to Congress about his involvement in the Fast & Furious gunrunning operation.
Just for laughs, here’s Barack Hussein in January 2009 praising the Freedom of Information Act and promising that transparency would be a “touchstone” of his administration:
Lawrence Sellin (Ret)
First of all, no one
should take Karl Rove too seriously. He acts purely out of
Rove cares little about the Constitution, the rule of law
or the country. He is only interested in winning elections because each election
he wins increases his power, prestige and the size of his financial