Public high school and Muslim football players

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    Here's an interesting story: At Fordson High, in Dearborn, they made practices start at 11PM during Ramadan so the players (a mostly Muslim community) would have full stomachs and be able to rehydrate without breaking their religious practices during that time.

    It's a public school.

    I wonder if they disallow Christians to pray before, during, or after a game?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/sp...pagewanted=all

    So, is this an establishment issue, too? What about safety for the players?

    Seems like a hard call.

    (If the link doesn't work (I just tested it and it says you have to subscribe), copy and paste this into the address bar and it comes up: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/s...ompetitive-during-ramadan.html?pagewanted=all)
     
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    o get rgs to tell you about muslims not playing football

    if the whole team votes on it and agrees....they can hydrate at night but i wonder how healthy playing games during the day against opposing teams is gonna go....they can only change their practice times but not game times....i have zero clue when footballs games start or end....i think anyone letting their child engage in football is a damned fool...who doesnt understand the impact the head injuries have over time..and the growth plates that are not fully developed....

    in reality i just see it as more adults willing to sacrifice their kids for footballs

    i assure you football is more important in the usa than religion......

    and its sure more important than their kids health
     
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    let the mother fucking whining from parents of football players begin
     
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    I'm all for safety of the kids during sports. And, most of the kids who play (but, not all) are practicing Muslims.

    So, the school - a public high school - changes their practices, a tax-payer supported sport, to accommodate the Muslim players.

    I suppose the establishment clause allows for reasonable accommodation of religions in public school, but I am asking myself what makes this any less an "establishment" than players praying before, during, or after a game?
     
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    is this the team on 'all american muslims'

    deerborn michigan?

    i wished all religion would be taken out of schools....all of it....period
     
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    I'm with you there, but this (to me, at least) seems like a hard call. The safety of the kids playing is an issue.

    But, fairness is also an issue.

    So, since most of the kids are practicing, should they scrap the football program because they can't safely practice during that time? And, if they don't practice and keep their schedule, their program is scrapped for all practical purposes.

    I don't have an answer, thus my thread.
     
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    it is amazing what kids will do to stay with the team.......play hurt etc..

    kids safety if a hard call at any given time.....but coaches should err on the side of safety
     
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    I agree.

    But, the coach is also a Muslim.

    Sorta muddies the waters.
     
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    i am pretty sure this is the team on 'all american muslims'

    there aint a christian in sight at the football practices.....(i really dont know) but its in a mostly if not all muslims area.....who knew they existed....and the coach is a rather egotistic jerk if you ask me....

    try to catch the show.....it will amaze you in ways
     
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    Pretty obvious by that comment you're a woman. If every kid in this country were raised by mothers with that hard headed view we'd have a nation full of men who are effeminate wimps.
     

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