Friday, November 27, 2009
Let kids get their prayer on
Even if you think prayer is stupid, kids should still be allowed to do it if they want to.
But not in Lewiston, Maine, apparently:
The family of a 7th-grade Muslim student says she was forbidden to pray inside Lewiston Middle School by school officials. Ismail Warsame says his niece had been praying on her free time ever since school started in September. But he said school administrators told her last week that praying wasn't allowed in school, and that her mother would have to take her outside the building to pray. Warsame says the family contacted the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington D.C., and that his niece was briefly allowed to pray after the organization contacted the school...but that a teacher once again kept her from praying the next day. (More here).
As Freud said: Asshattery.