I don’t know where to start with this one. With Wudhu, perhaps. No, this is nothing to do with sprinkling chicken blood around. Wudhu is an Islamic ritual.
Wudhu involves washing the face, hands, arms and feet three times each, gargling the mouth three times and washing the neck and inside the nose and ears. Some Muslims also wash their private parts.
So far, so good. When is Wudhu performed?
Islam teaches that Muslims are unfit for prayer if they have not performed Wudhu after breaking wind or using the toilet.
Right. And why am I telling you this? Because:
Muslim prayer rooms should be opened in every Roman Catholic school, Church leaders [in the U.K.] have said.
The Catholic bishops of England and Wales also want special toilet facilities in schools to be adapted for Islamic cleaning rituals.
That’s what it says here. (Which I got via a link to this excellent Anglican blog, which in turn was passed on to me by a helpful reader in what he refers to as “the Republic of Texas”.)
So-o-o … if little Johnny rips one off in class — and let me tell you, having both attended and taught in English boys’ schools (including a Catholic one), this is not an unheard-of (and certainly not an unheard) occurrence — it’s off to the washroom with him for a full Wudhu.
And you still don’t agree with me that the world has gone mad?