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Illinois Schools Canceling Christmas and Halloween to Avoid Offending Muslims
lgf ^ | Sep 28, 2007

Posted on 09/28/2007 10:12:21 PM PDT by george76

Another absolutely disgusting example of pre-emptive dhimmitude, in the name of tolerance and multiculturalism, right here in the US: First Jell-O, now Santa.

So long, Halloween parade. Farewell, Santa’s gift shop.

The holiday traditions are facing elimination in some Oak Lawn schools this year after complaints that the activities are offensive, particularly to Muslim students.

Final decisions on which of the festivities will be axed will fall to the principals at each of Ridgeland School District 122’s five schools, Supt. Tom Smyth said.

Parents expect that the announcement is going to add to the tension that has been building since officials agreed earlier this month to change the lunch menu to exclude items containing pork to accommodate Muslim students. News that Jell-O was struck from the menu caused such a stir that officials have agreed to bring it back.

Gelatin is often made with tissue or bones of pigs or other animals.

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Not even Jello ?

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1 posted on 09/28/2007 10:12:24 PM PDT by george76
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To: M. Espinola

First Jell-O, now Santa

School district considers banning traditions seen as offensive to Muslims

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/578734,CST-NWS-oaklawn28.article


2 posted on 09/28/2007 10:13:40 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Jay777; loboinok

What will the ACLU say ?


3 posted on 09/28/2007 10:16:44 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76; TigersEye
If the d@mn Muslims are offended let them open their own schools or keep their children home. I am sorry but this is just asinine & we should not adapt to their customs. They ought to be adapting to the American way of life or stay in their own countries. Are supermarkets going to take pork off the shelves next? I am so sick of these people.
4 posted on 09/28/2007 10:16:51 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: george76

I’m sorry, but Christmas is a national holiday, and federal law trumps local school districts.

At least, until Sharia becomes the law of the land...


5 posted on 09/28/2007 10:17:36 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: george76

IMO, we should have a national holiday for offending muslims.


6 posted on 09/28/2007 10:18:34 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: george76

Not OK!!!


7 posted on 09/28/2007 10:19:03 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: george76
All this PC insanity is going to explode one day. And when it does there’s going to be bloodshed. Lot’s and lot’s of bloodshed.
8 posted on 09/28/2007 10:22:40 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: george76
Muslims are like the weather in that many people complain but no one does anything about them.

9 posted on 09/28/2007 10:23:57 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: george76

I AM SICK OF THESE PEOPLE (I AM HAVING A MICHAEL SAVAGE OUTBURST)!!!

TEACHERS IN ENGLAND HAVE STOPPED TEACHING THE HAULOCAUST TO AVOID OFFENDING MUSLIMS

THE FBI IS NOW GETTING DIVERSITY TRAINING FROM MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD FRONT GROUP TO AVOID OFFENDING MUSLIMS

BRITISH AIRLINES HAVE BANNED BIBLES ON FLIGHTS TO MUSLIM COUNTRIES TO AVOID OFFENDING MUSLIMS

THE POPE APOLOGIZES FOR OFFENDING MUSLIMS BY CRITICISING THEIR RELIGION (BECAUSE OF DEATH THREATS)

NEWSPAPERS HAVE DROPPED SATIRE CARTOONS TO AVOID OFFENDING MUSLIMS

Islam is a religion of peace, and if you don’t believe that, they’ll kill you.


10 posted on 09/28/2007 10:31:39 PM PDT by camerakid400
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To: george76

Let’s just ban Muslims who don’t like Christmas and Halloween from public schools....there....solved.


11 posted on 09/28/2007 10:32:23 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Being Challenged Builds Character! Being Coddled Destroys Character!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Whenever I go into a gas station or a store and am unsure if is Muslim owned I ask very nicely if they are Muslim or Sikh. If they are Sikh I will gladly give them my business. If they are Muslim I walk out. I refuse to give them my business. Since Muslims hate the Sikhs they get very upset. If they get offended oh well I really don’t care. I am never rude to them either. I still have the right so far to chose where I want to spend my money. Plus the gas stations they own by where I live you have to watch the pumps as they have been caught cheating us more then once.


12 posted on 09/28/2007 10:32:32 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Great idea you have.


13 posted on 09/28/2007 10:41:34 PM PDT by Brandie (Duncan Hunter in 08')
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

I am so sick and tired of this BS “Offended” cr*p!!! The fact that our spineless representation keeps folding like a deck of cards makes me just as pi**ed-off too...when did we become France anyway??????


14 posted on 09/28/2007 10:47:50 PM PDT by FlashBack (WoundedWarriorProject.Org/MoveAmericaForward.Org/ProudPatriots.Org)
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To: george76
Gee, I sure wouldn't want to offend...


15 posted on 09/28/2007 10:57:22 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: pandoraou812
I thought I was the only one who felt this way. I too, am so darn sick of the Muslims and what sickens me even more is that our government is so intimidated by the Muslims that they cave into every little piddling thing. Come quickly Lord Jesus and take me away from this earth. It is getting to crazy for me.
16 posted on 09/28/2007 11:00:16 PM PDT by kagnew
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To: george76
If large numbers of parents pull their kids out of public school over this, the district will lose a lot of money over it. They should see just how far the knuckle-heads are willing to go to keep the muzzies happy. How about if there's nothing left in the school but muzzies?
18 posted on 09/28/2007 11:04:40 PM PDT by TChris (Governments don't RAISE money; they TAKE it.)
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To: george76

Illinois Schools Canceling Christmas

19 posted on 09/28/2007 11:12:45 PM PDT by Daaave ("Where it all ends I can't fathom my friends")
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To: george76

I am surprised that Muslims even want to send their children to our public schools, when so many of them force the homosexual crap down the kids throats.


20 posted on 09/28/2007 11:19:53 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: BigCinBigD
All this PC insanity is going to explode one day. And when it does there’s going to be bloodshed. Lot’s and lot’s of bloodshed.

What makes you say that? We've been PCing ourselves into the ground for decades now. If we aren't putting the brakes on now, we probably never will.
21 posted on 09/28/2007 11:26:33 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: kagnew

Why can’t the Muslims do something productive like demanding homosexual pride parades and festivals like the one recently in San Francisco be banned?


22 posted on 09/28/2007 11:30:28 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky
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To: af_vet_rr

“What makes you say that? We’ve been PCing ourselves into the ground for decades now. If we aren’t putting the brakes on now, we probably never will.”

I’m just so afraid you’re right. If anything, the whole dismal process seems to be accelerating. I’m seeing it EVERYWHERE. It’s like a toxic cultural nerve gas has seeped into the West and damned near put everyone to sleep.


23 posted on 09/28/2007 11:40:52 PM PDT by Catmom
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To: george76

Disclaimer: Any similarity between America today and the vision of our Founding Fathers is purely accidental and will be remedied shortly.


24 posted on 09/29/2007 12:06:39 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: george76
BS! We will not simply hand over our culture and our beliefs! WTF is going on here? Disgusting.
25 posted on 09/29/2007 12:07:22 AM PDT by Floyd Rivers
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To: george76

What happened to the INCLUSIVE Left?


26 posted on 09/29/2007 12:14:52 AM PDT by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: george76

Anyone who doesn’t observe Islam and bow to Mohammed is offensive to muslims.


28 posted on 09/29/2007 12:38:25 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Ms. Pelosi said that she wouldn’t address the issues of the public funding of the Gay S&M Ball in SF streets and said that the pornographic recasting of the Last Supper is a “free speech issue”.

Not so. If the government cannot fund the promotion of Christianity, it cannot fund the denegration of that SAME faith. Separation of church and state would PROHIBIT them from making any statement pro or con to religion and clearly that was a sick mocking of my faith (sodomites and sex toys).


29 posted on 09/29/2007 12:42:03 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: kagnew

“I thought I was the only one who felt this way.”

You’re not alone.

First, Muslims do not respect my feelings, nor my religion. I am offended by their demands to remove my religion from the public eye, where is the ACLU and school administrators and the goverment for me?

If this is not stopped, the next step is crosses and stars of David banned in public. It WILL happen withing 5 years unless we say “NO MORE” NOW. Then, they will have churches moved by force from near Muslim communities, and it just gets worse from there.

WE have the power to stop this. Our religion deserves as much respect and consideration as theirs, if not MORE as we are Primarily a Christian nation, and we need, as Christians, to stop letting people ban any aspect of our faith because it ‘offends” someone. We need to tell these idiotic school administrators that they need to respect the riligion of EVERYONE who attends the schools, and if they won’t, they will be removed. If even 25% of the parents of that district would put down the remote control and call the board and complain, this ban will be lifted in a big hurry.

Our Constitution has no provisions that promise anyone the freedom from being offended, and there are no provisions that cater to newly arrived immigrants and their religion. We are supposed to have a freedom of religion in this country, as given us as a natural state of mankind, but it’s being eroded everytime a Muslim uses our weakness (lberals) to eat away at our freedoms little by little, which plays into their religions agenda of conquering and converting the world.

We need to get our freedom of religion back, and stop these forces from making us ashamed/guilty/fearful of expressing, practicing and celebrating our faith in the public. There is NOTHING inherently offensive in Christmas, except to a non-believer who wishes for Christianity to be destroyed, or to an athiest who fights against faith because it attacks their inner void.

I could be angry, I could rant, but I’d rather DO SOMETHING. This could be the work of several lifetimes, for all of us, to turn the ship, but it can be done. This is OUR country, even though every day it seems like it less and less.


30 posted on 09/29/2007 12:46:02 AM PDT by ByDesign
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To: george76
I hate to admit it but every time I see a woman in public wearing Muslim head dress I quietly, to myself, have very un-Christian thoughts. First of all I think how silly they look. Then I think what a POS religion. Then I have to spend the next several minutes in prayer asking God to forgive me for my inability, or is it unwillingness, to have a heart for them. Sorry, but anytime I think of the Muslim ‘faith’ or ‘religion’ all I can think of is terrible things. I don’t think of a people who have a heart for the good things of life, only their belief that the god they worship would have them behead those who don’t share their belief.
31 posted on 09/29/2007 12:48:37 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (Sigh . . .)
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To: george76
This sounds like the Saudi Arabian cult of Wahhabism has been forced upon American schools.
33 posted on 09/29/2007 2:07:33 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: camerakid400

Pretty soon no pigskin at football games.


34 posted on 09/29/2007 2:16:37 AM PDT by nygoose
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To: george76

Ridgeland School District
Donald R. Johnson / Robert L. Olcese Administrative Office
6500 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Phone: 708-599-5550
Fax: 708-599-5626


35 posted on 09/29/2007 2:27:05 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have .chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I pushed abuse on your post. Why? Because your post with all its little astericks is living proof that O’Reilly was correct about this site.


36 posted on 09/29/2007 2:33:25 AM PDT by carton253 (And if that time does come, then draw your swords and throw away the scabbards.)
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To: george76
America has been successfully de-Christianized enough so that the people no longer have the God-given rage it would take to eliminate this ongoing seizure of our country by an alien, godless, death-loving, false religon.

Better start collecting as many Norman Rockwell pictures as you can. When our freedoms have been completely given away, you'll want to remember America as it used to be before we succeeded in kicking out the One Who blessed us for so long, and the only One who could have prevented our enslavement.

This used to be a great place to live.

37 posted on 09/29/2007 2:33:45 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: TChris

How would they lose money?...

My school district gets theirs from property taxes


38 posted on 09/29/2007 2:37:20 AM PDT by EBH
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To: ByDesign
We need to get our freedom of religion back, and stop these forces from making us ashamed/guilty/fearful of expressing, practicing and celebrating our faith in the public.

You have just indicated you understand your Rights have and are being violated. Until we are willing to reclaim our Rights we will continue to lose them. Our Rights are God-given, no one can take them from us; only we can give them away.

39 posted on 09/29/2007 2:43:47 AM PDT by EBH
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To: george76
Doesn't matter who, what, when, or where is banned, muslems will still be offended. Being offended is the nature of this beast. This beast is only not offended when and if this beast rules. Then many numbers die, when the beast rules, to feed the beast. America has to decide, does America allow the beast to rule America and America's people.
40 posted on 09/29/2007 3:02:29 AM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk. I Will Be Voting for Mr. Duncan Hunter, fellow FReepers.)
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To: george76

Probably the same thing they said about Byron Union School District in California. Nada.

I don’t recall hearing anything from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State either.

Thanks for the ping George.


41 posted on 09/29/2007 3:32:57 AM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: george76

I’m offended by the head cutting, locking children in a school and torturing them, starving them, killing them.
The head choppers can go to hell if they don’t like looking at a “Christmas tree” (which is a pagan symbol, not a Christian symbol)


42 posted on 09/29/2007 3:40:59 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Expulsion is the right answer)
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44 posted on 09/29/2007 4:06:49 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: MarineBrat

LOL. Good graphic. For those under fifty, it’s a challenging puzzle.


46 posted on 09/29/2007 4:15:38 AM PDT by Rocky (Dan Rather and the NYT: Fake but accurate)
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To: Red Dog #1

I paint every Muslim with a broad brush because there is no intramural debate, none, among Muslims. No criticism, no condemnation of terrorism, nothing, nichts, nichevo, nada. Might as well watch a tsunami coming in and speculate about drops of water arguing with each other.

The hijabi Muslimah in public proclaims,

“I am not of your world!! I do not accept your ways!! And my religion will be YOUR religion, O unbelievers!! Inshallah!!”

):^(


47 posted on 09/29/2007 4:24:29 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Red Dog #1
Thank you for your post. I agree with what you said. In Glenn Beck's recent series "A Perfect Day," the terrorist experts said that what Al Queda's plan is to do something so heinous that it would unleash a backlash against Muslims in the States. He then hoped to use this backlash as the means to unite the Muslim world.

The anger at the terrorists, who kill our soldiers is justified. Anger at the local gas station attendant because he is Muslim is not.

There are Muslims helping us to fight this war on terror. Should they be included in the broad brush that I have seen repeated applied to Muslims here on Free Republic?

48 posted on 09/29/2007 4:34:31 AM PDT by carton253 (And if that time does come, then draw your swords and throw away the scabbards.)
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To: george76

it would be so much easier to just cancel the muzzies!!!!


49 posted on 09/29/2007 4:44:04 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: FARS; Founding Father; milford421; DAVEY CROCKETT

Ping.


50 posted on 09/29/2007 4:59:42 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (This is "Be an Angel Day", do something nice for someone today.)
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