Texas: High school ‘Muslim prayer room’ challenged

Leo Hohmann follows up on the special accommodations for Muslims that we posted about last week in Islamic call to prayer in public high school (video).

The prayer room at Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas, has been provided to meet the special needs of Muslim students since 2009.

Source: High school ‘Muslim prayer room’ challenged

For at least 30 minutes every weekday for the past seven years, a classroom at Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas, gets transformed into an on-campus mosque.

At least a dozen students use the “Muslim prayer room” between 2:05 and 2:35 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Controversy over the prayer room was sparked by an article in the student newspaper, the Wingspan, which clearly laid out how the room is used and by whom.

That prompted State Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, to instruct one of his deputies to send a letter to the school district warning that special accommodations for one religion over another are unconstitutional.

“Liberty High School’s policy should be neutral toward religion,” read the letter sent to Frisco’s superintendent by Deputy Attorney General Andrew Leonie. “However, it appears that students are being treated different based on their religious beliefs. Such a practice, of course, is irreconcilable with our nation’s enduring commitment to religious liberty.”

Principal Scott Warstler said students of other faiths are allowed to meet on campus as well, but he told the student newspaper, Wingspan, that these other meetings are held “before or after school.”

School-district officials told the local CBS affiliate the room is not exclusively for Muslims and any student can go there to pray or meditate.

The Conservative Tribune noted the conspicuous absence of watchdog groups, such as the ACLU, which typically raise concerns whenever Christian students are allowed to pray on school property. They are nowhere to be heard in this case.

But one First Amendment advocate, attorney David Coale, did tell CBS that the school district appears to be on shaky ground constitutionally. Setting aside a special room for Muslims to pray during school hours is fraught with questions.

The following are just a few:

  • Could a male Catholic student, for instance, walk into the room during the prescribed Islamic prayer time, sit on the female side of the room and pray the rosary?
  • Would a non-Muslim be allowed to walk into the prayer room at the designated time and not take off his/her shoes and sit next to a member of the opposite gender?
  • Could an evangelical student bring his Bible and offer to close the prayer time with a reading from the New Testament?
  • Could an Orthodox Christian set up an icon of Christ and venerate it with the sign of the cross?

Other questions remain unanswered as well:

  • Are these students trusted to fulfill the Muslim duties of Friday prayer without an imam present?
  • Are they performing the ritualistic Muslim requirements for foot washing before the Friday prayers, and, if so, where are they doing this?

It’s just the latest example of special accommodations being made for Muslims in the education establishment.


Will it truly be challenged or merely rhetorically questioned?

Read it all and check out Hohmann’s new book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.”

10 thoughts on “Texas: High school ‘Muslim prayer room’ challenged

  1. This would not be tolerated if it were for any Christian thing for sure so how come Muslims get to have their special accommodation when not allowed for others. Why isn’t the ACLU jumping all over the school board ?
    All you have to do is look back to The Muslim Brotherhood to see their plan to take over The United States which is part of their plan to take over the entire world with Islam. They have infiltrated positions in our government. Building up and at all levels during the obama administration. The following are quotes from the official document from a 1991 meeting which outlines the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic goals for North America. The document was entered as evidence in the 2008 Holyland Terror Funding Trial. Federal investigators found the document in the home of Ismael Elbarasse, a founder of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, during a 2004 search. Elbarasse was a member of the Palestine Committee, which the Muslim Brotherhood had created to support Hamas in the United States.
    Page 4 of 18: “Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and a stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims’ causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic State wherever it is.”
    Page 5 of 18: “…the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of this process in carry out [sic] this grand mission as a ‘Civilization Jihadist’ responsibility.”
    Page 7 of 18: “The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers…”
    “[W]e must possess a mastery of the art of ‘coalitions’, the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation.’”
    Page 18 of 18: “A list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends” – This is where the Muslim Brotherhood listed its front groups in the U.S.. Note that prominent organizations like CAIR, ISNA, ICNA and others are named here.
    Entire Document can be read here: http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/20.pdf

    • This is going on all over the country & it has to stop! If Christians, Jews, & those of other faiths can’t enter this room or aren’t given the same consideration, then this is unConstitutional, ILLEGAL !!
      Where’s the ACLU, the atheists, the Liberals or the LGBTs … Where ? SILENTLY APPROVING THATS WHERE ! These ppl are the enemies of freedom & America.
      This post is so mixed up & wrong all but the 1st paragraph I didn’t write & I don’t know how they got there.

    • Very well said!

      It’s time that THIS Swampland be cleaned up!

      First of all, we should Declare War against Radical Islamic Terrorism… and by doing so, we would be able Ban and remove ALL influences FOR such terrorism… which would include ALL of the associations, etc. etc. LIKE and Including The Muslim Brotherhood!

      Those that decided to remain and continue their actions could then be ARRESTED and imprisoned or executed as the enemy!

      • I agree 100%….Needs to be done ASAP… Anyone that is against our Constitution and argues in a United States court of law should be arrested on terrorist Acts….a kid wearing a hoodie seems to be a threat ??? WTH….!!!…anyone wearing clothing that covers your whole body, leaving they’re eyes to be shown only is more of a threat. They could have a bomb, guns, rifles hiding under all that clothing…

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  3. This is going on all over the country & it has to stop! If Christians, Jews, & those of other faiths can’t enter this room or aren’t given the same consideration, then this is unConstitutional, ILLEGAL !!
    Where’s the ACLU, the atheists, the Liberals or the LGBTs … Where ? SILENTLY APPROVING THATS WHERE ! These ppl are the enemies of freedom & America.

  4. Amen to that!

    I DO NOT think that President Trump would allow that to happen!
    In fact, I see Trump doing more to really SOLVE the problem and Cleaning it up… if anything… I’m sure he’s against this kind of pure CRAP!

  5. Never give in to the demands of Islam, Never hire a Muslim, if you should do both be prepared to accept Islam as dominate. Islam will dominate and while they do that they will segregate from the people they work with leaving work positions/schools time to have “prayer”, Ramadan is another demand that non Muslims have to endure and we are expected to put up with bad breath, foul moods etc. because these people have bizarre rituals, If the world needs to put up with Islam than let it be from one area only middle east.

  6. Granted L.L.Bean is a private quintessential America/Maine company that can accommodate its employees as it chooses. However, the leadership there has no idea that they’ve become Sharia-compliant by adding prayer rooms and foot baths for its Muslim employees. Need a thorough investigation of who approved this and then create action alert.

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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