Should muslim children get prayer room in schools?

There have been requests for muslim children to have seperate prayer rooms in public schools. But couldnt that be a problem, if you give a room to them and not everyone else. We cant give one group special treatment. If you give them a room, then we need one for the hindus, jews, pagans, christians and everyone else. Then it becomes too much.

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  • 8 years ago
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    No more than Christians, Hindus, etc. should.

  • 8 years ago

    Its not giving them special treatment. It's giving them space so they don't disturb the other children who are studying while the Muslim children are praying.

    Christian children, Jewish children, etc are welcome to pray privately in school, but their religions do not require prayer at specific times of the day, and it doesn't require certain words and motions. That means they can pray at more convenient times in ways that don't disturb the other children.

    It has never been illegal or unconstitutional to pray in school, as some answers have suggested. Schools simply cannot lead prayer or require prayer or teach certain religions as truth and other religions as fakes. Giving the Muslim children a prayer room allows them to fulfill their religious requirements without putting any sort of religious pressure or distraction on the non-Muslim children.

    So I see no problem with a Muslim prayer room in school.

  • 8 years ago

    No. Perhaps in their "home" country that might be the norm; in this country it is an extra distraction that is not part of our normal school routine.

    Certain groups have done their best to remove G-d and the Ten Commandments from our schools to the detriment of our children.

    It would be very insulting after the fact of that action to permit separate prayer time and a room for something other than G-d.

  • ssrvj
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    8 years ago

    Question:-(Quote) "then we need one for the =>hindus<=, jews, pagans, christians and everyone else."(en-quote)

    Hindu children do Not need a sepetare Prayer room in Schools (Public or Private).

    The School itself is Temple="Vidhya Aalayam"****

    The Teacher(Guru) is God.(Hindu Trinity=Brahma-Vishnu-Maheswara) or Goddess Saraswathi.(Lady Teacher)

    "Gurur Brahma--Guru Vishnu--Gurur Devo Maheswaraha"

    Guru Saakshaath Para Brahmam Thasmai sri,Guravay Namaha"

    "Saraswathi Namas Thubhyam Varadhay Kaama Roopini"

    Vidhya Aarambam Karishyaami Siddhir Bhavathu May Sadha"

    ***Prior to 1955- in villages in India --Elementary--Middle--High Schools students-Teachers and Parents used to remove theie "foot wear" before entering the School.--I do Not know now.

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  • 8 years ago

    Islamic laws prescribes certain times of the day that the followers must pray. To prohibit said practices in public school is a violation of their rights. The other religions you named do not have a need for a prayer room, so of course it would be ridiculous to provide them with one just because there is one provided to Muslims. Using your logic, all students should have their own teacher's aid because some students needs one.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    OK, we get it - you have a problem with Muslims. Why not just have a prayer room? Would Muslims mind if Christians were praying alongside them?

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    No, public school aren't supposed to have a set-aside prayer. If they want to pray to themselves, then fine.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    No. NO religious group should ever be allowed to practice their faith in a state or federally funded school.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Fine, have it your way and let the Muslim children leave daily to go do their prayers. Oh, but then it becomes a "disruption" doesn't it? You will try to find a problem with it regardless of what they do.

  • 8 years ago

    Yes. That's all I can say.

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