State Department Sets up Prayer Room for Muslims

November 4, 2004

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP,0,2081523.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines

On November 4, 2004 Newsday/AP reported, "in a gesture to Muslims, the State Department on Thursday set up a prayer room for some 150 guests invited to dinner by Secretary of State Colin Powell to end their daylight Ramadan fast. Rugs were placed in the well-furnished room off to the side of the Ben Franklin dining room so the Muslims could observe the call to prayer that traditionally precedes the end of fasting at nightfall."