Halal Chicken Nuggets

Sam Freedman explores a Michigan public school in today’s New York Times:

Dearborn High is a place where the cafeteria serves halal chicken nuggets, girls wear the hijab along with embroidered jeans, the Ramadan food drive gets equal time with the Key Club on morning announcements, and – to come back to football – Mohammad Kassab leads his Muslim teammates in al-Fateeha, the prayer that asks God’s protection in both spiritual and physical ways, before every game.

The divine one notwithstanding, Mohammad also has a favorite cheerleader hold his peanut-butter sandwich on the sideline for iftar.

– Guest blogger GGW

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