The Democratic National Convention has curtained off several “interfaith” spaces for prayer, but the only sign of religion in any of the spaces is — you guessed it — Islam.
Convention-goers looking to get in touch with the god of their choice can visit the “Interfaith Prayer Room” on the first floor of the Wells Fargo Center, which consists of a series of antiseptic-looking spaces sectioned off by curtains. A sign hangs over the first space, which is simply an empty room. Save for the sign, you might expect to find a bed and a heartbeat monitor inside à la a hospital emergency room.
The second area has a few chairs and some prayer mats. A third large space is set up to accommodate Muslims, with a mat set up on the floor presumably facing Mecca and a sanitizing station so Muslims can wash before they pray.