Muslims seek place to pray at Northwestern games

Is it OK if, during a football game, a group of Muslims stop in front of the concession stand, knee down, and begin to pray?

We checked our Muslim Encyclopedia. Yup, it’s good.


Now if only the football stadium folks would just get out of the way.

The DAILY NORTHWESTERN reports that since a group of about 20 Muslim students at Northwestern University find themselves needing prayer space – inconveniently during a football game at Ryan Field, where they happen to be watching – the Muslim student union has asked the administration if they can find them a quiet place to do their thing.

A designated prayer area, so to speak. At basketball games, too.

As long as we’re talking Northwestern athletic events, the school might want to rope off a prayer area for those of all religions.