As part of their religious practices, Muslims kneel on prayer rugs while they recite their daily prayers five times a day (at daybreak, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and evening). So it’s safe to assume that at least twice a day (noon and mid-afternoon), the Muslim teachers and administrators are praying on school property in the designated prayer room -- which is being paid for with public funds.
Note that as the videographer walks through the hall on the way to the “prayer room,” she videotapes the Syracuse Academy of Science sign as evidence that she is in fact filming at the school site.
Call me crazy, but since when are public school funds designated to pay for religious literature and prayer room space? I thought that was illegal…and at the very least, rather suspect and highly unethical. People are entitled to their religious beliefs and practices, but the tax payers are not supposed to subsidize religious activities, that's what private schools are for.
The guys that run that school, along with the other 139 “Gulen-inspired” and American tax-funded schools constantly deny any affiliation with Fethullah Gulen, and yet – this particular school has a designated prayer room that also shelves Gulen related reading material.
Horizon Science Academy Denison Middle School in Cleveland also had a prayer room that was adjacent to the Director’s office, where the door was always closed to the non-Muslim and Turkish school population. That room also housed prayer rugs and was only used by the Turkish administrators and teachers, and kept secret from the rest of the staff and students.
Below is the video link to the video of the Syracuase Academy of Science prayer room: