Now Giants Stadium Is Bowing To The PC Police - Designated Prayer Area

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    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A special area for people who want to pray will be set aside at Giants Stadium, where several Muslim fans were detained and questioned by the FBI in September, the stadium operator said Tuesday.

    Sohail Mohammed, lawyer for the Totowa-based American Muslim Union, met Sunday with officials from the sports complex, private vendors and the FBI to educate them about the cultural and religious practices of Islam.

    George Zoffinger, president of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, said he agreed to designate areas to pray at the football stadium and the nearby Continental Airlines Arena.

    "We took it seriously. We did not like the connotation that we were profiling. We weren't,'' he said.

    The FBI said it detained five Muslim men Sept. 19 because they were in a sensitive area near the stadium's main air intake duct.

    The men said they had been praying, and said they believed they had been singled out because of their faith.

    Security was extra tight that night because former President Bush was on hand as part of a fundraising campaign for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/20...1/22/2020.ap.fbn.giants.stadium.muslims.0213/
     
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    As long as 'all can enter' and pray, don't see a problem. I hope there are lots of nursing mothers, girls with cropped tops and low-risers, and gay guys that feel the urge to pray at those same times. ;)

    Unless the Giants want to give all their own prayer space, one never knows when the urge will come on, they cannot make it 'Muslim only.'
     
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    I don't see a problem with creating a prayer space for everyone.
     
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    Every business, service provider should. Yeah, right. If you want to pray-do so silently, otherwise stay home. My guess is the Muslims would not want to share with infidels, especially women.
     
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    I think this is a major mistake. I’ll bet special accommodations for Muslims were made in Europe too, we see how that’s going.
     
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    Ya know, I wouldn't actually have a problem with a Muslim near me at a game laying down his prayer rug and praying right there in the stands, just so long as he stayed in his seat. However, I do agree that a sort of "private area" is a good idea.
     
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    If they need a private area they shouldn’t be in public place expecting the public to accomodate them, should they? They can stay home or go to a mosque. This is BS.

    How many religions are there? Should we make "Private" areas for them ALL?
    That is what this may come to, ya know? And then we move on to seating, Jews here, Christains there, wickins here etc... :rolleyes:
     
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    Um...the private area is for all of them. Its for anyone who choses to use it. not just muslims.
     
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    And where do you come by that AV? No mention of that in the article.
     
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    Doesn't really address that in the article-looks like it's for the Muslims.
     

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