Council of State to Rule on University Residence Request for Muslim Prayer Room

The French Council of state will soon make a decision regarding the request by Muslim students at the Antony student residence in the Hauts-de-Seine for a prayer room, which has been closed since January 2nd. While the space had previously been used for more than 30 years as a prayer room, it was evacuated at the beginning of this year due to electrical and fire code concerns. The residence which houses more than 2,000 students is the largest in France.