RUSH: you will not believe what I am holding here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. You will not believe this. It is from the UK. Toilets in one London prison are being changed in the direction in which they point to accommodate Muslim inmates who cannot use the toilets while facing Mecca. ?Government officials acknowledged using tax dollars for the changes to the facilities, but maintained that moving the toilets was part of “on-going refurbishment,” according to an article in The Sun. Islamic code prohibits Muslims from facing or turning their backs on the direction of prayer when they use the bathroom. Muslim prisoners complained of having to sit sideways on toilets so as to not break code.?
Well, apparently they didn’t just keep letting them sit sideways because that’s not how the toilet is designed to be used. I have a lot of questions here. Of all places, a prison? We’re going to reorient the direction of a toilet because Islamic code prohibits Muslims from facing or turning their back on the direction of prayer when they use the bathroom? Meaning I guess they can’t turn their back or face Mecca when they use the bathroom. What do they do in an airplane? Go to the cockpit and say, ?I’ve got some box cutters and if you don’t turn this airplane 45 degrees for the next two minutes I’m going to hijack you??