...Allah the Most Merciful forbids praying for mercy for the non-Muslim dead, or even for the non-Muslim living, and that it is only permitted to pray that they be rightly guided.
"Rightly guided" meaning, of course, that they accept islam. Am I the only one who finds the dean's sentence full of sinister irony?
Contrast that with:
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;- Mathew 5:44
Call me exclusive, but I prefer the latter and thankfully I was born into it(sort of, but that is another story).