Sunday, April 15, 2007

Muslim Inmates Pray Facing West

Seriously. Dutch policemen (trying to be helpful, of course) painted arrows in jail cells so Muslim prisoners could pray facing Mecca.

"The faulty compass marks have been immediately corrected. It is a mystery for us how this could have possibly happened."

I'm mystified, too. When I screw up I have to say I made a mistake. Can't we just say we erred? I also was not aware that Dutch jails were so...sensitive to their prisoners' needs.

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