State senators walk out during Muslim prayer

DOVER, Del. - An opening prayer reading from the Quran at the Delaware state Senate drew a sharp rebuke from a Republican lawmaker, who said the Muslim holy book calls for the death of Americans.

Two representatives from the Tarbiyah Mosque in Newark were invited to Wednesday's session to deliver the prayer. They began with an Arabic chant before a reading a prayer in English based on a Quranic verse but without references to Allah.

Two Republican senators walked out before the prayer.

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