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McGill prayer room

Reader comment on item: Which Privileges for Islam?

Submitted by Denise Allen (United States), Mar 15, 2005 at 23:49

My understanding about the prayer room at McGill was that it was used by several different religious groups. The Muslim students put up a curtain to separate men from women, and they removed the religious illustrations that were on the walls. They didn't want to share a room, they wanted their own room. McGill's president has been pretty adamant that McGill is under no obligation to provide anything different for Muslim students than is provided for anybody else. Bravo for her! No doubt there are mosques within walking distance of the university.

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