Public School Dist. To Pay Muslim
Over Mecca Trip
A public school district in the U.S. must pay a Muslim
teacher tens of thousands of dollars and establish a
religious accommodation training program for refusing
to let the instructor take three weeks off to make a
pilgrimage to Mecca.
The settlement marks the conclusion of the first lawsuit
filed by Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) as part
of a pilot program designed to ensure “vigorous enforcement”
of civil rights in the workplace. “Employees should not
have to choose between practicing their religion and their
jobs,” said Thomas Perez, the open borders advocate
Obama appointed as Assistant Attorney General for
the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.