Let’s see if we have this right: The “Christmas” vacation-school break name was considered too religious and violated that so-called “separation of church and state” (a phrase that appears nowhere in the Founding documents) and was renamed something like “winter holidays” as to not offend a very few. The “Easter” holiday-school break name was considered too religious and violated that so-called “separation of church and state” and was renamed “spring break” as to not offend a very few.
Granted, “Halloween” was left alone because of the Satanic implications and fun involved, even though “All Hallows Eve” does have religious connotations missed by the ignorant because having an excuse to drink is a lot more fun.
But while Christian holidays are being purged from the public square, here comes that one exception again….
New York City public schools were closed Thursday in observance of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. According to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, this was the first time the New York City School system closed schools for a Muslim holiday. De Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña previously announced that New York City would become the largest school district in the nation to recognize two Muslim holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, on the official school calendar.
And like most things in this country, when it happens in one place it spreads to other places, like in Maryland.
After years of debate, the Montgomery County Public School system has decided to accommodate families who celebrate the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha by closing school for students on Sept. 12 of 2016.
When the vote was taken, the board room, filled with interested parents, burst into applause. Just two board members, O’Nell and Phil Kauffman opposed making the change. Outside the board meeting, Saqib Ali, a county resident and parent of daughters in the school system says the decision is about equality.
“I’m thrilled. Look, my daughters are now equal to everybody else — all their little playmates in the neighborhood — their Christian friends, their Jewish friends. Who could be against equality?” Ali charged that the debate, which has been going on for years in the increasingly diverse county of more than 1 million people, was rooted in institutional racism, but he also congratulated the board for its final decision.
Sorry, Mr. Ali but has nothing to do with any racism, institutional or otherwise, because Islam is a religion and Muslims are NOT a race.
Islam is a religion that is approximately 1,400 years old, having been founded by Muhammad in the 600’s A.D. Muhammad’s teachings were complied after he died by his followers and makeup the sacred text for Muslim, called the Quran. Islam is one of the largest religions in the world at the beginning of the 21st century.
This seems to coincide with a pattern where Muslims bitch about being offended by Christian holidays, have them removed, and then demand to have their holidays installed. Let’s not forget what happened in that same Montgomery County Public School district in 2014….
Christmas and Easter have been stricken from next year’s school calendar in Montgomery County. So have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah.
Montgomery’s Board of Education voted 7 to 1 Tuesday to eliminate references to all religious holidays on the published calendar for 2015-2016, a decision that followed a request from Muslim community leaders to give equal billing to the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha.
Again, like most politically-correct entities, Muslims really don’t want equal treatment. They demand (and get) special treatment.
Why is Christianity’s existence considered offensive while the Muslim faith (which IS a religion) is welcomed in schools?
Eid al-Adha, or “Festival of Sacrifice”, is celebrated by Muslims to mark the occasion when Allah (God) appeared to Ibrahim in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, to demonstrate his devotion to the Almighty.
It’s beyond hypocritical for one religion to be favored over others, especially by those who don’t go crazy over a Muslim prayer and foot-washing rooms in airports, public and private buildings, but took Christians to court because the personal wearing of a necklace with a cross or a posting of the Ten Commandments made someone real uncomfortable.
So, why do bloggers and politicians tip toe in their reporting and/or succumbing to certain constituents when it comes to Muslims? Because, as Bob coined “When you piss off Christians, they pray for you. When you piss off Muslims, they kill you.”
Islam Is a Religion of Violence
To understand whether violence is inherent in the doctrine of Islam, it is important to look at the example of the founding father of Islam, Mohammed, and the passages in the Quran and Islamic jurisprudence used to justify the violence we currently see in so many parts of the Muslim world.
It’s possible to claim, following Mohammed’s example in Mecca, that Islam is a religion of peace. But it’s also possible to claim, as the Islamic State does, that a revelation was sent to Mohammed commanding Muslims to wage jihad until every human being on the planet accepts Islam or a state of subservience, on the basis of his legacy in Medina.
We all know the ACLU and organized atheists would swoop down in a heartbeat if Christians requested a holiday be added or a chapel be installed or a prayer in a classroom or sports field by uttered anywhere, but is it a visceral fear of potential violence that’s now giving Muslims preferential treatment over other religious groups?