Muslim Teacher Allowed to Pray at School

A the Ecole de langues de l’Estrie school in Gatineau, Quebec has apologized to a Muslim teacher who left his job last week after being told he could not pray inside the building. Mohamed Ismael returned to work, although the school has not dedicated prayer space to him. The owner of the private school, Louise Charest, said, We have a great relationship with Mohamed and he can pray anywhere he wants, but not in the classrooms . . . I cannot provide a room for him because if I did that, I would have to provide rooms for every other faith. A spokesperson for the Qu_bec Human and Youth Rights Commission said employers must accommodate devout people of any faith who need a private space for prayer.