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Old 06-04-2013, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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Muslim Prayer Coming to a School Near You
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: DMV
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Here goes the Washington Post piece on this

Prince George’s Co. school lets Muslim students out of class to pray

I'm confused as to why this is being allowed.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Here goes the Washington Post piece on this

Prince George’s Co. school lets Muslim students out of class to pray

I'm confused as to why this is being allowed.

It's been policy for several years. So, even if it's just been "discovered", it's now set policy. Lots of "converts" when the other kids see it.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Relocated to St. Pete from MD/DC in Sept 2013
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Schools are closed on Christian religious holidays, so if well-behaved Muslim students can go pray somewhere on their own for 8 minutes during the day, what is the big deal? It's not hurting you, and it's not creating "converts" ugh.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Schools are closed on Christian religious holidays, so if well-behaved Muslim students can go pray somewhere on their own for 8 minutes during the day, what is the big deal? It's not hurting you, and it's not creating "converts" ugh.
You didn't get what I meant when I said "converts".
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Bowie, MD
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I think the big point here is that Muslims have a set schedule in terms of when they can pray that is, for the most part, inflexible. Christians and most other religions, for that matter, have no such scheduling conflict as our tenets allow us avail ourselves of prayer pretty much anytime we want.

That being said, if they're going to allow the Muslims their prayers, they should also allow for groups of every religious denomination to congregate or form clubs as long as they are respectful to others. It should be all or nothing so as to allow maximum fairness for all.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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Plenty of kids say grace before lunch at our school.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Prince George's county
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I'm sure the school only allows the students to leave the room so that they don't cause a distraction to the other students.
I don't think the schools sponsor the prayer.

Found this online:

General Rule: Organized prayer in the public school setting, whether in the classroom or at a school-sponsored event, is unconstitutional. The only type of prayer that is constitutionally permissible is private, voluntary student prayer that does not interfere with the school's educational mission.

Religion in the Public Schools - Prayer in Public School
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