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We have to chase religion right out of the public square, especially schools. If a student decides to say a prayer at the commencement exercise or a teacher leaves a Bible on her desk, this is supposed to be some big breach of the separation of church and state that will doom the republic. Then, there are the Muslims:

Some public schools and universities are granting Muslim requests for prayer times, prayer rooms and ritual foot baths, prompting a debate on whether Islam is being given preferential treatment over other religions.

The University of Michigan at Dearborn is planning to build foot baths for Muslim students who wash their feet before prayer. An elementary school in San Diego created an extra recess period for Muslim pupils to pray.

At George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Muslim students using a "meditation space" laid out Muslim prayer rugs and separated men and women in accordance with their Islamic beliefs.

Critics see a double standard and an organized attempt to push public conformance with Islamic law.

"What (school officials) are doing


tim zank
Tue, 07/31/2007 - 1:38pm

The flying Imams, the Minneapolis cab drivers, the New York Public School System, the California school with Muslim prayer time, the footbath fiascos on campuses, the list goes on and on. These aren't little dust ups, or accomodations. These are part and parcel of the recurring need for Islam to change this nation into the nation they want it to be, not the one we have known for 200+ years.

Spare me the racist denunciations, this movement is way to obvious for anyone to ignore (I would hope). The freedoms and legal rights these "Islamists" are using to chip away at this country, will be the first thing to go under Sharia law. While our government is imperfect in many ways, it beats the hell out of Sharia.
Political correctness is one thing, letting your nation run amok due to political correctness is suicide.

Don't be paranoid, just use your head. Before it's too late.