Islamic Group Supports Jewish School Teams' Plea

February 29, 2008


Source: Examiner

Wire Service: AP

A Jewish school's plea for basketball playoff games to be scheduled at times other than the Jewish Sabbath got support Thursday from an Islamic civil rights group.

"In a nation as religiously diverse as America, it is important that we all make the extra effort to accommodate the beliefs and practices of others," said Amina Rubin, communications coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "Student athletes should not be forced to choose between their faith and participation in sports."