School Bows to Islamic Holiday
I wonder if they celebrate the Christmas holiday, or do they simply call it the Winter Holiday? Oh, wait a moment… Never mind, I just checked and sure enough, they call it the “Winter Holiday Break.”
What a bunch of freakin’ Lefturds:
School District Cancels Classes For Islamic Holiday
Cambridge Students Observe Muslim Religious Holy Day
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Public school students in Cambridge have the day off Monday as the schools are closed in observance of a Muslim religious holiday. Cambridge is the first district in the state to observe an Islamic holy day.
The Cambridge School Committee voted last year to close on one Muslim holiday every school year. Students are getting the day off for Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice.
The decision came after a group of Muslim students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School reached out to school staff, administrators and their fellow students to raise awareness of their religion.
“There are a lot of misconceptions, like, wearing a scarf is oppression. Well, how is it oppression if I choose to?” said Dunia Kassay.
Hey, Dunia, no one with a modicum of intelligence ever said that if you wanted to wear a scarf that it was somehow a sign of oppression; that’s your choice, your right. What we are saying is that if you DON’T want to wear a headscarf, then the followers of your cultish, oppressive “religion” should accept your decision and not go around throwing acid on your face for not covering up.
School committee members said those meetings and the significant number of Muslim students in Cambridge schools were factors in their decision. There are only a few other cities in the U.S. that recognize Muslim holidays.
“People recognize three major religions in this country — Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It didn’t seem right that we would close for two of those religions, but not the third,” said school committee member Marc McGovern.
I’ve got a few questions for you, Marc: Who are these “people” and what exactly is your definition of “recognize?” More importantly, what the heck do you consider a “major” religion? After all, Buddhism is a major religion in America, too. Are we to start pandering to all those holidays as well? Maybe you can show us how inclusive you are and start celebrating Vesākha in May. Then, since I see that you already celebrate the Wiccan Winter Holidays, why not throw in a few Hindu and Scientology holidays as well. Heck, after a while, you can eliminate an entire calendar year of school days. That would be just fine with me since it would also mean that you would be out of a job.
Muslims pray five times a day and observe two high holy days: Eid-al-Adha and Eid-al-Fatr. Every year, the city will close schools for one of the two holidays, depending on which falls in the calendar school year.
“It’s kind of just like a way to put ourselves on a map in a way that people understand who we actually are,” said Kassay.
Aha! So, what you are saying, in essence, is that it’s really not about religious observances as much as it is about sticking your nose in the tent and drawing attention to yourself.
If both fall in the calendar school year, the district will only close for only one of those days.
“The Cambridge School Committee cannot change world politics, but within our district, within our jurisdiction, we can stand up and say, ‘We are going to show respect. We are going to honor a very vibrant and large community,'” said McGovern.
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