Tennessee

Tennessee Lawmakers Feared Mop Sink at State House Was Foot Bath for Muslims

Have been reassured it's a mop sink

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Sometimes a mop sink is just a mop sink.

In Tennessee, legislative staffers and building managers have sought to reassure a few concerned lawmakers that recent state Capitol renovations didn't install special facilities for Muslims to wash their feet before praying. State officials say a new sink is instead meant to make it easier for custodial staff to fill buckets and clean mops.