Mich. football program adjusts for Muslim players, Ramadan
Illuminated by the night lights on the football field, Adnan Restum joined a scrum of teammates at the end-zone water fountain, taking a break from a grueling preseason workout to guzzle a drink.
In just a few hours, he wouldn't be able to take a sip. But the 17-year-old defensive tackle could rehydrate guilt-free during the 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. practice, and succumb to tempting boxes full of granola bars and chocolate milk, too.
The moonlight practice is tailored for Restum and fellow Muslim teammates who make up a majority of the Fordson High School squad in the large Muslim community in Dearborn, Mich. It's a way for the players to practice football and their faith, and balance the fasting common during the 30-day holy month of Ramadan that started last week....
I wonder how far would the powers at be go to respect the Christian Holidays of a believer? Rhetorical question I know, but for those who say that we must take America and Canada and all the other defiled nations back for God...the Muslims already have them and don't expect them to give them up without a fight.