Calgary: Webber Academy appeals $26K fine after denying Muslim student prayers

Calgary’s prestigious Webber Academy is appealing a decision by the Alberta Human Rights Commission to fine the private school $26,000 for not allowing two Muslim students to pray on campus grounds.

In 2011, the two Grade 9 and 10 students were told their praying—which requires bowing and kneeling—was “too obvious” in a non-denominational school.

The teens continued to hold their prayers in secret in the school, or even outside in the snow…