Thursday, September 09, 2010

Hartford's Inclusion of Muslim Prayers in Council Meetings Sparks Outrage

By Stephen Clark
September 08, 2010

The decision by Hartford, Conn., leaders to begin kicking off their council meetings with a Koranic prayer -- in a show of solidarity with Muslims -- led to a busy morning Wednesday for staff members who were bombarded by hate mail overnight.

"All night long, the e-mails have been coming," Petrel Maylor, an executive assistant to Council President Jo Winch, told "I've been called everything except a child of God."

Winch, who was holding a news conference Wednesday to explain the change in invocations, gave her blessing to Muslim prayer in a press release Tuesday. the rest

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