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Can employers meet Muslims' requests in the workplace?

By Chris Penttila

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When 30 Dell temporary employees walked off the job in February,saying they weren't allowed to conduct sunset prayers, itbrought attention to Muslim prayer accommodation in theworkplace.

Globally, there are an estimated 2 billion Muslims, with 7million living in the United States. "Islam is one of thefastest-growing religions in the world," says Rabiah Ahmed ofthe Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington, DC,advocacy group for the American Muslim community.

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