1. During the month of August which is Ramadan (a month of fasting and prayer), Fordson High School holds football practices from midnight to 4am in order to satisfy the religious requirements of Islam.
2. 11 years ago Dearborn schools introduced a pilot program offering halal meats at a school building. Today, the program has grown— with more than half of Dearborn’s 32 schools offering halal options for Muslim students. In Dearborn Public Schools, some schools have Arab-American s
tudent populations of 90 percent or more.
Providing a halal menu in Dearborn does incur additional cost. Halal meats are 30 percent more expensive than typical meat. The district established a contract with a Dearborn grocer to provide halal meat, costing taxpayers $228,000.
Dearborn schools prepare five different menus each day.
1. normal menu
2. halal menu
3. halal without nuts
4. partial halal
5. peanut free
Dearborn's halal meals also means more money spent on staff to prepare, organize and store the meals.
3. Footbaths in State-Funded Colleges
University of Michigan in Dearborn installed two foot baths which cost taxpayers $100,000.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College has a policy that “strictly prohibits religious displays”, and have warned against any public display that may promote any particular religion. The college received threats saying the college will be bombed if we refuse to build this facility. The college used taxpayer funds to install facilities for Muslim ritual foot-washing.
George Washington University in Washington D.C., Boston University and University of Toledo in Ohio, Eastern Michigan University have installed foot baths.
4. Footbaths in Airports
The Indianapolis Airport and KCI Airport in Kansas City, Missouri.