Skip to comments.Illinois Schools Canceling Christmas and Halloween to Avoid Offending Muslims
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, Santas 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 122s 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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First Jell-O, now Santa
School district considers banning traditions seen as offensive to Muslims
What will the ACLU say ?
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...
IMO, we should have a national holiday for offending muslims.
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.
Let’s just ban Muslims who don’t like Christmas and Halloween from public schools....there....solved.
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.
Great idea you have.
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??????
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.
Why can’t the Muslims do something productive like demanding homosexual pride parades and festivals like the one recently in San Francisco be banned?
“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.
Disclaimer: Any similarity between America today and the vision of our Founding Fathers is purely accidental and will be remedied shortly.
What happened to the INCLUSIVE Left?
Anyone who doesn’t observe Islam and bow to Mohammed is offensive to muslims.
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).
“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.
Pretty soon no pigskin at football games.
Ridgeland School District
Donald R. Johnson / Robert L. Olcese Administrative Office
6500 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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.
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.
How would they lose money?...
My school district gets theirs from property taxes
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.
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.
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)
LOL. Good graphic. For those under fifty, it’s a challenging puzzle.
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!!”
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?
it would be so much easier to just cancel the muzzies!!!!