Mosque and State: Taxpayer Dollars, Time Devoted to Islam in Schools

Latest Muslim religion and U.S. public school issues get heated, summarized by

July 11, 2007 – Post

Decisions by public schools and colleges to provide special prayer times or to make other allowances for Muslim students have raised eyebrows — but not all groups that oppose expressions of religion in the public domain are speaking out.

Some religious liberty advocates — who have long battled efforts to purge government of religious displays, Bible readings and graduation prayers — regard the Muslim-accomodation trend as an opportunity that should be seized.

In one instance, the University of Michigan is preparing to spend $25,000 to install two footbaths at its Dearborn campus to accommodate Muslim students wanting to wash their feet before prayers.

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