I have no objection to this at all. But let a hundred flowers bloom: the Muslim students who were initially told they could not pray at school have now experienced what innumerable Christian students have experienced in public schools for years. I trust that Delaware officials will set aside areas for Christian prayer now too. From delawareonline.com, with thanks to Susan:
A day after Muslim students at Bancroft Intermediate School were told they could not pray in school and had to sit in the cafeteria at lunch despite fasting in observance of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, one child was allowed Friday to go to a private room to pray.
The Christina School District said the students will not be forced to sit in the lunchroom as long as their parents submit in writing that the children are fasting.
The mothers of two Muslim students said Friday they were pleased with the district’s response to their request that the students be allowed to observe Ramadan properly.
Shaida Fennell said that her son, Hashim, 12, was escorted by a teacher to a private room twice during the day so he could pray. He also was not forced to remain in the lunchroom with other students, she said.