Muslims seek prayer room at Twin Cities airport
Minneapolis, Minn. — (AP) - Muslims in the Twin Cities are asking airport officials to set aside a private place for prayer at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
A group of imams sought a meeting Friday with airport officials. Their request follows the removal last week of a group of imams from a U.S. Airways flight in Minneapolis.
The group had conducted their daily prayers in the airport terminal before boarding the plane.
A leader of the Twin Cities' large Somali community, Omar Jamal, said he wants a better line of communication with airport decision-makers.
Airport director Steve Wareham said the prayer room is worth considering. He said it would be like "meditation rooms" that exist at other airports around the country.
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