January 14, 2000
Michigan College Apologizes to Muslim Student Who Prayed in Class
After a Muslim student at Washtenaw Community College uttered a brief prayer before giving a class presentation, her instructor told her not to do it again, saying the student had violated the constitutional separation of church and state.
The student refused to back down, dropped the class, and complained to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in Washington. Two weeks after receiving a letter from the group demanding an investigation, the Michigan