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CAIR demands Maryland schools close for Islamic holidays
« on: September 26, 2013, 04:26:36 PM »
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On the one hand, it’s a good idea to be respectful of religious holidays. However, in a nation like America that has people from every faith on earth, if all of us took a holiday every time some religion had a holy day, we’d never get anything done. The Council on American–Islamic Relations would apparently be just fine with that, according to Gazette.net.

Standing in front of the Montgomery County Council Office Building in Rockville, Northwest High School senior Anhar Karim said he is one of many students in the county who have faced a hard decision related to two Muslim holidays.

Karim said that when a holiday conflicts with school, he can either celebrate and miss class or go to school and miss the celebration.

“We are forcing our students into an unreasonable decision,” said Karim, who is president of the Montgomery County Muslim Student Association.

Karim and other speakers urged Montgomery County Public Schools to close when classes fall on Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr during a Monday press conference held by the Maryland chapter of the Council of American Islamic Relations and the Equality for Eid Coalition.

Eid al-Adha celebrates sacrifice to God and falls on Oct. 15 this year. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and was Aug. 8. The dates of the holidays change because of the Islam lunar calendar.

The coalition, which is sponsored by the council, formed about a year ago to pursue a long-standing goal for the school closures
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Re: CAIR demands Maryland schools close for Islamic holidays
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 04:43:08 PM »
Any school board member who goes along with this must be voted out at the next opportunity.
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Re: CAIR demands Maryland schools close for Islamic holidays
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 06:21:23 PM »
Most schools that I know of will accommodate someone taking a day off for a religious holiday so as long as they are not continually and excessive.
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Re: CAIR demands Maryland schools close for Islamic holidays
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 06:38:11 PM »
Public schools accomodate Jewish students who have to miss school for their holidays, but they don't shut down completely. That, apparently, is what the Muslims are demanding.
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Re: CAIR demands Maryland schools close for Islamic holidays
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 06:41:18 PM »
Public schools accomodate Jewish students who have to miss school for their holidays, but they don't shut down completely. That, apparently, is what the Muslims are demanding.

Of course, because that is how they operate.  They want to make everyone else bend to their will.

Public schools do not take off religious holidays anymore.  Christmas is "winter break" and Good Friday and Easter Monday are long since gone or replaced by "in service day." They need to go pound sand, or move back to the Middle East.
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Re: CAIR demands Maryland schools close for Islamic holidays
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2013, 10:11:48 PM »
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It's Maryland, the land of the left.

They probably will be granted their demand...

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Re: CAIR demands Maryland schools close for Islamic holidays
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 10:39:10 AM »
Of course, because that is how they operate.  They want to make everyone else bend to their will.

Public schools do not take off religious holidays anymore.  Christmas is "winter break" and Good Friday and Easter Monday are long since gone or replaced by "in service day." They need to go pound sand, or move back to the Middle East.

This is an excellent point because it highlights what will be revealed as the left's hypocrisy on the issue.  The left has done everything it can to obliterate any mention of Christianity & its traditions, including the changing of Christmas parties and holidays to "winter this" or "winter that", all done under the guise of abiding by the first amendment prohibition against a state supported church.

The question is not "if" the left will allow the Muslims to get their way but how long it will take them to *help* the Muslims to get their way.  For the life of me I can't understand why the libs constantly bash Christianity but then fall all over themselves to enable Islam.  If for no other reason, the left should despise Islam for the way its adherents use it as an excuse to demean, abuse, and treat women barbarically.
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Re: CAIR demands Maryland schools close for Islamic holidays
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2013, 04:10:57 PM »


They probably will be granted their demand...

Hamtramck, Michigan has the largest muslim population in the country.  You can bet they will soon try the same thing.  I sent this to the Superintendent of Schools where I pay my taxes as a warning of what is to come and he kind of poopooed the idea.
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