This is rather amusing. The Tennessee state capitol building recently underwent a major renovation and one of the minor changes made was to replace a deep sink with a floor sink so it was easier to change mop water. But a couple of suspicious wingnuts thought it might be there for Muslims to wash their feet before daily prayers and they got right to the bottom of the mystery:
Senate Clerk Russell Humphrey said he had been approached by a House and Senate member to inquire about the sink, which replaced a utility sink that had been mounted higher on the wall and was used for filling and emptying buckets.
“There was concern about why it had been modified,” said Humphrey, who declined to identify the lawmakers or elaborate on their concerns.
“I certainly wouldn’t want to quote a member inaccurately about what they may or may not have said,” he said.
Republican Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, confirmed that he had spoken to Humphrey about whether there were religious reasons for the new sink after the issue was raised by Rep. Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma.
“I just asked the question about what was the intent of that,” Ketron said. “And it satisfied my curiosity after it was presented to me.”
The real story is that it was there for halal butchering and washing off their machetes after beheading infidels. And they would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those pesky wingnuts.