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Don’t take things for granted

As a muslim, sometimes I don’t even realise how lucky I am to have the freedom to practice my religion. When and if I want to perform prayers, all I need to do is ask people where the nearest surau is. This article I found made me realise that it’s not as simple for other Muslims elsewhere.

clipped from www.startribune.com

Is college using a double standard on ‘entanglement’ with religion?

Muslim prayer is an increasingly controversial issue. Many Muslim students use restroom sinks to wash their feet before prayer. Other students have complained, and one Muslim student fell and injured herself while lifting her foot out of a sink.

It’s hard to imagine the college researching and paying for special modifications to the college to facilitate Christian rituals. And the “safety” justification? Imagine if a particularly strict group of Christian students found it necessary to sometimes baptize others in the restroom sinks. Would the school build them a baptism basin because a student hit his head on a sink?

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