An imam didn't like the idea of a crucifix being in another part of the room, so it's out.
There are Christian symbols over there, but not to worry: they can be removed "when necessary."
I'm all for sensitivity, but it does seem to go one way.
In the news:
- "Prison bans chapel crucifix to avoid offending Muslims"
MailOnline (December 15, 2008)
- "A prison’s new chapel will not contain a crucifix to avoid offending Muslim inmates, it emerged today.
- "Bosses at HMP Lewes have been told the traditional Christian symbol, featuring Jesus nailed to a cross, must not be used in the Grade-II listed Victorian jail's 'multi-faith space'.
- "The room - part of a £1million new block - has been split in two, with one half featuring heated foot baths so Muslim worshippers can wash their feet before prayer.'But the other side, dedicated to Christian prayer, contains just a simple wooden cross and portable alter - both of which can be removed if necessary...."