Muslim prayer in school

Via Little Green Footballs comes the story of a San Diego public school that created all-boy and all-girl classes and set aside class time for Muslim prayer to please Somali Muslim students.

Carver added the single-gender classes and a daily 15-minute in-class break for voluntary prayers last September after it absorbed a failed Arabic language charter school that served primarily Somali Muslims.

After a substitute teacher complained, Carver Elementary decided to schedule a late lunch period at a time convenient for midday prayers. All classes will be co-ed.

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  1. BadaBing says:

    Where’s the ACLU on this? Oh, they’re black and they’re Muslim, so they practice the religion of peace, not like those rampaging Christians on a crusade.

    Please put these adorable Somali children and their parents on a plane to North Africa. I long for the days of “Operation Wetback” and “The Chinese Exclusionary Act.” Yes, I’m a racist and a fascist because I want to live in the country I grew up in.

  2. Yes, I’m a racist

    Yes, you are. If you have children, I pity them.

  3. Catch Thirty-Thr33 says:

    Mike, as one who admires Engel v. Vitale, I find the idea of government sanctioning ANY prayer to be a bad idea.

    If you want to raise your children to be good Christians/Muslims/Buddhists/Zoroastrians/whatever, they DO have a place where this can be accomplished. It’s called HOME. (Or, you can have them attend a private school where your desires are catered to.)

  4. I strongly believe we should not cultivate religious thoughts into child’s mind,let all the religious and racist fights will end/die with our generation…Rather we should try to teach them about peace and unity.
    Conservatories Suffolk

  5. Catch Thirty, I agree. I was responding to BadaBing’s second paragraph.

  6. Walter E. Wallis says:

    I believe we should export the policies that enable individual growth and wealth, not take their people away.