Students in Minnesota Public Schools are allowed to pray… But only if they are Muslims!
As was announced by the St. Cloud School District, they are being politically correct by giving Muslim students access to “private rooms with prayer rugs for the five daily prayers.” In addition, “Districtwide, school lunch menus provide pork-free options for students, and staff members try to spur the newcomer students’ interest in sports, culture clubs, and other extracurricular activities to develop connections beyond the classroom.”
While the school district is doing everything possible to accommodate Muslims, Christian students are silenced and told to not express their faith.
This is horrible:
The [Muslim] rooms used for prayer are open to all students to observe their beliefs and are used for other purposes throughout the school day. Districtwide, school lunch menus provide pork-free options for students, and staff members try to spur the newcomer students’ interest in sports, culture clubs, and other extracurricular activities to develop connections beyond the classroom.
Somali student-athletes played key roles on Apollo High’s 2014 state championship soccer team, and track and field teams have drawn plenty of Somali participants. The district has partnered with the University of Minnesota to develop uniforms for female athletes who wear hijab, the headscarves worn by some Muslim girls and women.
St. Cloud’s Technical High School, the site of Somali student protests last spring over anti-Muslim harassment, began an international club that allows English-learner students to showcase their cultural heritage.
“When you’re separated, it’s really hard to feel like you’re a part of the community,” assistant superintendent Marsha Baisch said. “You feel different, you feel other.”
What is this blatant double-standard teaching our children? Christians should be allowed to pray in school. But instead, young girls are being shown symbols of oppression to women, such as Islamic hijabs. This is Obama’s America, and it’s not good.
— SheilaKihne (@SheilaKihne) March 25, 2016
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