Muslim students seek permanent prayer space at Iowa colleges

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Muslim students at Iowa’s three public universities are seeking permanent spaces for daily and weekly religious observances. Motier Haskins, faculty adviser to the University of Iowa’s Muslim Student Association, says he’s scheduled to meet this week with the school’s vice president for student life to again discuss a permanent space. The association usually advices students to ask for a neutral prayer area that would be made available to all religious groups on campus, if such a space does not already exist.In any public institution, it’s very important for them to consider not only the needs or the wants of one religious group, but to represent all students and all different religions, said Uzair Siddiqui, project manager for the national group.

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