Muslims are crying “racism” after an office worker placed a sign in a men’s bathroom in an office building to try and stop Muslim workers from washing their feet in the sink before their daily prayers.
The sign was posted days after an office worker asked a Muslim employee at the building’s convenience store what he was doing with his foot in the sink.
Mohammad Faisal, 26, originally from Pakistan, who is completing his studies in Australia, works 20 hours a week at the building’s convenience store. His shift is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., which fall between two of the five daily required prayers in the Muslim religion, Dhuhr and Asr.
Faisal goes to the first floor men’s bathroom to perform his pre-prayer ablutions, which require that he wash his hands, mouth, head, neck, arms, and place his feet one at a time in the bathroom’s two sinks.