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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 8, 1998 - 9

Muslims celebrate
Eid ul-Adha, honor
sacrifice of prophet

Squeezably Charmin

Female guards file
harassment suit

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Rachel Edelman the P
aily Staff Reporter "Abra
Muslims in Ann Arbor and around in his
e world celebrated Eid ul-Adha, the a mod
'estival of the sacrifice," yesterday. is a c
he holiday commemorates the Eid
het Abraham's sacrifice of his son holida
hmael, at the request of God. ending
"In your busy and hectic everyday Musli
fe, Eid is a reminder of one surrender Haj
God, which is basically what it the Isl
eans. to be a Muslim," said Every
ngineering graduate student Rasha go on
ino, a member of the Muslim oncei
:udents Association. instill
Muslims celebrate Eid with comma- and h
rayers in the morning and feasting, "It'
giving and social activities through- and p
at the day. The Ann Arbor Islamic sopho
enter on Plymouth Road was open for Ha
ayers yesterday morning. statet
"I'm really glad that I'm blessed circli
tough to be around other Muslims so build
at I can enjoy the holiday and cele- built
ate with them," said LSA senior the sa
areetta Grewal, a member of the needy
luslim Students Association. fice o
,rewal said the holiday is a time of "TI
y and brotherhood, enactr
"It's really inspiring, she said. said.
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ontinued from Page 1.
lichigan University, said she was shocked by
te violence committed by the young boys, but
he was also stunned at the media's coverage of
te tragedy.
"It was clear to me that the person who had
tten the news report was completely
naware of what was completely clear to me"
lorton said. "This was just another example of
len gunning down women because they were
ot getting what they want."
Othercommunity members were outraged at
te boys'justification of their actions.
"The real horror of it seems to me is that
>mehow a 13-year-old boy got the idea that he
ad the right to the affections of a young girl,
that he had the right to use force to get it
-Edward Koster. an Ann Arbor attorney.
Women's studies associate Prof. Beth
'ackett said that to explain what happened in
rkansas without connecting it to the epidem-
of violence against women is condemning
>ciety to a future of brutality against women.
"It is indeed horrible to acknowledge that our

ny Muslims on campus celebrate
liday by going home and spending
with their families. During Eid, a
or other animal is often sacrificed.
sentially, Eid has its roots with
Prophet Abraham," Stino said.
ham's complete surrender to God
willingness to sacrifice his son is
del of the concept of Islam, which
omplete surrender to God."<
ul-Adha, one of two major Muslim ,
ys, overlaps with the one of the
g days of Hajj - the pilgrimage
ms are obligated to take to Mecca.
j takes place during six days of
amic lunar month of Dhul-Hijjah.
year, about two million Muslims
n Hajj. Muslims go on Hajj just
in their lifetimes, and the journey
s a sense of unity, brotherhood
umility in them.
s supposed to be a very beautiful
urifying experience," said LSA
more Ali Ahmad.
jj activities include entering a
of self-control called ihram; the
ng of the Ka'aba, the stone
ing that Muslims believe was
by Abraham and Ishmael, and
acrifice of an animal to help the
y, symbolizing Abraham's sacri-
f his son. Mar
he pilgrimage is essentially a re- Marka
:ment of Abrahamic events," Stimo tissueat
tissue al
little girls are being killed by our ltttle boys,"
Hackett said. "But to not acknowled e it is even
more horrible because that way we ean't stop it"
Richard Halloran, a Wayne County Circuit
Judge. said he first became aware of the need to
educate men and boys about violence against
women when his teenage daughter was punched
by a boy. The boy's defense was that he wanted
to prove'his manhood in front of his friends.
"He wanted to prove he was a man by hitting
a girl," said Halloran, who decided after this
incident to work to involve more men in the
fight to end domestic violence.
"I'm heartened that there are some men here
tonight - there should be more, a lot more,"
Halloran said.
Jay Sennett, an author and community activist,
echoed Halloran's message of male involvement
in the struggle to end domestic violence by intro-
ducing the White Ribbon Campaign.
"Long seen as part of the problem, men
can now be part of the solution," Sennett
said. "Wearing a white ribbon reflects a
man's personal pledge to never commit. con-
done or remain silent about violence against
women." 4

'The Associated Press
Three female prison guards filed a
sexual harassment lawsuit against the
Michigan Department of Corrections
yesterday.
The women contend in a lawsuit filed
in Washtenaw Circuit Court that they
were the victims of a hostile work envi-
ronment, offensive language and offen-
sive conduct at the Huron Valley Men's
Facility in Ypsilanti.
Department of Corrections spokesper-
son Gail Light said yesterday afternoon
that the department's attorneys had just
received the lawsuit and did not want to
comment until they had a chance to read
it.

The plaintiffs named in the lawsuit are
Diane Tio, a Washtenaw County resident,
Michelle Wood and Mary Inman, both
Genesee County residents.
"My clients are most distressed that
they were forced to file a lawsuit after
the Department of Corrections repeat-
edly ignored their complaints," the
plaintiffs' attorney, David Nash, said
in a statement.
The lawsuit contends Inman suffered
harassing conduct and personnel deci-
sions since she complained about sexual
harassment. It also contends that Wood
was told by a male sergeant that her pants
were too tight and "all women are here to
appease men:'

buckle and Alexis Foster are joined by classmates f
rt School in Lakewood, Calif. as they squeeze Char,
t a 70th birthday bash for Charmin in Beverly Hills,C
LSA junior Preeti Rout said she attended the
vigil to show her support for domestic violence
education and to learn more about how the
Jonesboro case demonstrated male violence
against women.
"I think what happened has to do with gun
control and other issues," Rout said. "But, it is
true that the aspect that this is violence against
women has been ignored."
University alumnus Kari Tervo agreed, say-
ing that she hopes this tragedy will serve to
educate society about the issue.
"I think that there's more insidious and
unseen acts of violence against women and
girls every day," Tervo said. "It's tragic that this
had to happen, but it might help to call attention
to the so-called minor acts of harassment that
happen to teenage girls every day"
Sarah Kremsner. an Americorps volun-
teer at the Student Advocacy Center of
Michigan that provides underprivileged
public school students free non-legal advo-
cacy, said that adults are ultimately respon-
sible for the acts of children. She said it is
society's obligation to educate and protect
children from violence.

b MSA
Continued from Page 1
a, warrant additional action.
In an effort to combat inappropriate
campaigning behavior, Gandhi and
Rules and Elections Chair Josh Trapani
recommended eliminating all online
voting from personal computers and
prohibiting the offer of incentives in
exchange for voting.
Online voting could still take place in
University computing sites, if the pro-
posal is adapted.
"These proposed changes are in
response to Trent's violations partially,"
Gandhi said. "It prompted us to think
about these problems."
AP PHOTO Trapani said the recommendations
rom the Willow aim to ensure that the election process
min bathroom
Calif.
DIALOGUE
Continued from Page 1
Assembly, was part of the initiative's "Campus Week of
Dialogue." The initiative is Clinton's year-long effort to cre-
ate a more unified nation, and improve opportunities for all
races.
During the week of April 6-9, initiative advisory board
members will participate in events on campuses across the
nation to encourage dialogues on race.
MSA Rep. Brian Reich, who organized the event, said
the goal of the meeting was to "identify what we're deal-
ing with and realize what we can do to work across racial
lines."
Students said the protest at the beginning of the meeting
was similar to a recent protest in Denver that took place at
one of the initiative's race dialogues.
"You cannot represent every single group on this campus
- in this nation -- in one panel," said Reich. "They're miss-
ing a very good discussion. I think the University and the
nation can learn a lot from this discussion."
Non-Native American students also protested the dia-
logue.
LSA junior Saladin Ahmed said that Arab American
students were also excluded from the discussion in that
they were not asked to be part of the panel.

is fair and untainted. He said the mea-
sure to restrict online voting to
University computing sites would guar-
antee that allegations like those sur-
rounding Thompson do not arise again.
"If we were to make it so that you
couldn't vote from a personal comput-
er, we wouldn't have to regulate what
people do in the privacy of their own
homes," Trapani said.
Thompson said the allegations have
hurt the image of MSA, but that he will
endeavor to continue the work of the
previous assembly.
"It's already affected MSA,"
Thompson said. "But it's not going to
affect my ability.
"We're going to have to prove to stu-
dents that who they elected was who
they should've elected," Thompson
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