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  • Orlando Airport To Open $250,000 Muslim Prayer Room

    08/12/2015 3:34:58 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 76 replies
    Tampa CBS local.com ^ | August 12, 2015
    ORLANDO (CBS Tampa) — The Orlando International Airport will soon be opening a Muslim prayer room. WKMG-TV reports the airport will spend $250,000 to build the “Reflection Room” where Muslims can pray. The airport decided to build the room after Emirates Airlines announced it will make non-stop flights from Orlando to Dubai. “These rooms provide travelers an opportunity to pray in their own way and have peace before they take on a long flight,” Imam Muhammad Musri, president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, told My News 13. Many Muslims currently pray in public, and even the bathrooms, at...
  • Chicago Public Schools set up Muslim Prayer Rooms

    11/29/2001 5:45:06 PM PST · by cookcounty · 99 replies · 6,100+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 29, 2001 | Rosalind Rossi
    Muslim students hail prayer policy November 29, 2001 BY ROSALIND ROSSI EDUCATION REPORTER Chicago Public Schools were given an official green light Wednesday to set aside a vacant room for students to pray during school hours, a policy welcomed by Muslim students whose daily prayers overlap with school hours. The "Policy on Accommodations for Student Religious Practices'' approved unanimously by Chicago School Board members is similar to one practiced in Los Angeles, but it goes further than one observed in New York City, where schools are barred from designating a room for student prayer. Some Chicago schools, such as ...