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Very public City Council meetings to begin with very religious prayers

The Hartford City Council will be beginning their meetings with prayers.  Prayers of the Muslim variety:

In the wake of the battle over a mosque at Ground Zero, a move by Hartford City Council is sure to have its critics.

The Council announced Tuesday that it has invited local imams to perform Islamic invocations at the beginning of the Council meetings in September.

Though meetings don’t regularly begin with any form of prayer, an email from the Common Council called it “an act of solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters.”

The email even referenced the ongoing issue in New York. “One of the goals of the Council is to give a voice to the many diverse peoples of the City, which is especially important given the recent anti-Islam events throughout the country.”

Council President rJo Winch called it an important move for the Council. “I feel it is very important that, as a Council, we project a culture of inclusiveness in the City of Hartford. Too often it is our differences that divide us. In my opinion, it is our combination of differences that makes us strong,” Winch said.

No word on Jewish or Christian prayer invocations.  Just the “inclusiveness” of Muslim prayers. 

What’s the over/under on how many days until the ACLU starts filing lawsuits?  I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.  And I’m sure the left-wing blogosphere will be outraged at this blatant commingling of religion and government.

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