Now wait a minute. Didn’t David Dawson of the Indianapolis Airport say the other day that “These facilities are for everybody’s use”? Yet even while decrying the “Islamophobia” that they think is inspiring the protests against this, IslamOnline seems to be granting the “Islamophobes” their point by calling the footbaths “wudu basins” — i.e., installations for Islamic religious purposes, and for no other purpose.
“Indiana wudu basins spark controversy,” from IslamOnline (thanks to all who sent this in):
CAIRO – The planned construction of wash basins at the Indianapolis International Airport to accommodate the wudu (ablution) needs of Muslim taxi drivers has become a bone of contention between Islamophobes led by a church leader and Muslims who defend the sinks as being practical, The Indianapolis Star reported Saturday, September 22.
Putting sinks on public property would be “unconstitutional, given that their primary purpose is to serve Muslims,” Bishop Jerry Hillenburg of the Hope Baptist Church on the Far West said in a letter to Mayor of Indiana Bart Peterson.
The article goes on and on, but never addresses the Constitutional point.