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Muslim Immigrants Get Santa Cancelled in Minnesota
Getway Pundit ^ | 12/20/10 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 12/20/2010 11:01:28 AM PST by American Dream 246

(CathNews) Santa will not be visiting students in St. Peter, Minnesota this year. Muslim immigrants got him cancelled. The MinnPost reported, via Pat Dollard:

Santa Claus, as portrayed by Dennis Jackson, won’t be visiting students at the Head Start classes in St. Peter this year.

Jackson has made appearances the past four years at the classes for students who need help preparing for school, but this year officials said, “No, no, no.”

The reason: The classes have many immigrant children who don’t celebrate Christmas, says the Mankato Free Press.

Santa’s a little frosted, the paper says.

It kind of burnt me up,” he said.

The official explanation from Chris Marben, who coordinates regional Head Start programs through Mankato-based Minnesota Valley Action Council: “We have Somali families in the program. We’re respecting the wishes of families in the program.”

She didn’t say how many objections were made, but said more than one would be enough to cancel Santa…

Jackson said he’s played Santa with children from other cultures before and they were fully comfortable with him. He said it’s their parents who are being unreasonable.

“They’re not respecting the majority,” he said. “My feeling is (objecting parents) can take their kids out of class for half an hour and let the other kids enjoy it. They should sacrifice, not rule.”


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To: American Dream 246
It won't happen in my lifetime, but we will have a terrible civil war with these zealots and the toll will be grievous. Islam is a disease unequaled on this Earth.
101 posted on 12/20/2010 1:43:52 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: a fool in paradise

You are 90% correct, and I agree. It’s the “must” though, (”Must eat Bacon day.”). Government cannot and must not compell individuals, to suspend their personal liberties, at the expense of someone elses personal feelings. Which is Ironic, given that is exactly what they practice. We are a Christian nation. Yet Christians are the only ones required to suspend their personal liberties and freedoms. Fostered by the very Government that is charged with protecting those liberties, for all. Non-Christians that have imigrated here, if offended by our Christian culture, need to re-think their choice to do so. I don’t imigrate to their nations for a reason.


102 posted on 12/20/2010 1:46:11 PM PST by 724th ("Introducing the Chocolate Starfish, and the Hot Dog flavored water.")
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To: GoCards

Dam strait! Invite em out to hunt pheasant, and have em do some bird-doggin! Then pull a Cheney!


103 posted on 12/20/2010 1:49:08 PM PST by SgtHooper
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To: American Dream 246
So who visited them? This guy?

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Or this guy?


104 posted on 12/20/2010 1:53:57 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: American Dream 246

I wonder if they would have cancelled Santa’s visit if fundamentalist Baptists had complained?

The answer would be that Santa is a secular character and not related to the religious holiday at all and that the “fundies” should just take their kids out of school that day if they are too “closed-minded” to handle it.

I’m so sick of taking Islam’s crap! If they don’t like our holidays the way we celebrate them, they can kiss my butt!


105 posted on 12/20/2010 1:55:59 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: Raider Sam

Good point! And at this rate, how much longer do you think that city name ... and St. Paul, too, for that matter ... will remain?!


106 posted on 12/20/2010 1:56:15 PM PST by mellow velo
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To: Raider Sam

>>So you cant celebrate Christmas in a town named for one of Christ’s disciples?

I can see a time coming where that changes too.


107 posted on 12/20/2010 1:57:24 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: 724th
There are schools that have commanded EVERY student confess "I am gay".

I am with you and do not believe that the government schools should COMPELL the students to any of these such actions, but that is already what is going on with regards to global warming, homosexuality, abortion...

Parental rights mean nothing. Students are outright told "your parents don't know everything and were born in an age of bigotry".

The State indoctrinating the students to disregard and disrespect the teachings of the parent.

108 posted on 12/20/2010 1:58:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: lastchance

They shouldn’t be questioned at all. Their opinion does not matter.


109 posted on 12/20/2010 1:58:45 PM PST by Bruinator (God is Great.... Beer is good.... Muzzies are.........?)
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To: aruanan

I would bet you’re correct, because I know some Somalis, and they wouldn’t be so forward as to object. I’m sure somebody “helped” make these complaints on their behalf.

Do they NOT understand the word “assimilation”?


110 posted on 12/20/2010 2:00:24 PM PST by alwaysconservative (If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.)
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To: American Dream 246

Do they celebrate the moslem holidays in this school?


111 posted on 12/20/2010 2:00:40 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Bryanw92; Raider Sam

Didn’t some people in the City of Angels get upset about a cross that was visible from public property?


112 posted on 12/20/2010 2:00:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: American Dream 246

This is really outrageous. But it’s becoming more common every day, worldwide: tender Muslim sensibilities get offended by the majority culture around them, they howl, and the majority changes.

Last month, a science teacher in Spain was teaching an elementary school class about climate and he explained that the nearby mountain region had cool, dry air, which was why it was ideal for curing ham (Spanish jamon serrano, which is like prosciutto or US country ham). Spain in general and that region in particular are famous for their hams.

Believe it or not, the parents of a Muslim “immigrant” child (probably Moroccan) filed a complaint with the school about the fact that the teacher had mentioned ham in the classroom. He was actually served with a citation by the police and has to appear in court.


113 posted on 12/20/2010 2:01:57 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

Shameful and depressing. Ham, a controversy, in Spain. Oye Vey.

Sharia Rising.

Never mind the facts, it’s the feelings that matter.


114 posted on 12/20/2010 2:06:01 PM PST by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes! Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -America is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: a fool in paradise
I remember the issue was that there was a cross (heaven forfend!) on the official “Seal of the City” for Los Angles (literally “the Angels”).

I don't think anybody is going to try to say that was Los Angeles establishment of religion - or that because of that tiny detail in the “official” symbol - that Christianity is the preferred religion of Angelinos.

It was there for HISTORIC reasons! The city was started as a Catholic mission IIRC.

115 posted on 12/20/2010 2:06:50 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: American Dream 246

Enough already


116 posted on 12/20/2010 2:12:10 PM PST by tutstar
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To: a fool in paradise

Amen!!! That is why I attend school board meetings now. I never used too. Never to late I guess. More Conservative parents need to show up. Not showing up is what got us to this point. Voice your opinion. Show up armed with facts, and don’t back down.


117 posted on 12/20/2010 2:16:56 PM PST by 724th ("Introducing the Chocolate Starfish, and the Hot Dog flavored water.")
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To: American Dream 246

However, if Muslims wanted to bring in a similar Muslim figure or celebrate some Muslim holiday it would be welcomed as diversity and foisted down the throats of Christian children. If these Somalis want to live in a perfect Islamic state, I’m sure there would be no shortage of donations for one way plane tickets back to Somalia.


118 posted on 12/20/2010 2:24:42 PM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: American Dream 246

This is how it all starts ..lil by lil they will start taking away our traditions..and they get away with it..


119 posted on 12/20/2010 2:29:11 PM PST by angelcindy (impeach him now!)
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To: isthisnickcool

Send these bastards back to their mud huts, poverty, starvation and extremists war lords.


120 posted on 12/20/2010 2:42:27 PM PST by Americanexpat
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To: American Dream 246

So these are Somalis. How many species of cockroaches are there?


122 posted on 12/20/2010 2:52:22 PM PST by Jay Redhawk
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To: a fool in paradise

Everytime I see that guy’s face or one like it I think its time for another crusade.


123 posted on 12/20/2010 2:54:16 PM PST by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: a fool in paradise

‘The State indoctrinating the students to disregard and disrespect the teachings of the parent’

The Nazi’s did the same thing, look what that got’em


124 posted on 12/20/2010 3:03:07 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: American Dream 246

Where’s “Bad Santa” when you need him.


125 posted on 12/20/2010 3:11:05 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: lastchance
The children are looking into a safe home for me.

Have similar issues, lol/. When I told the kids that when I 'get to 'that point'; they can put me on an 'ice float'; they only asked; 'how will we know?'.

126 posted on 12/20/2010 3:21:06 PM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: ReverendJames

minn. is going islamization.... next it will be ethnic cleansing


127 posted on 12/20/2010 3:21:14 PM PST by bareford101 (For me, there is no difference in a tolerant, open mind and a cess pool. Both are open to filth.)
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To: Yehuda; American Dream 246; All
Thanks; did not realize link not working; so again; while we are silenced by Muslims, so as to 'not to offend'; New Yorker's get a morning wake-up call*; as do we all, in truth. (*and probably beyond ordinance level).

you tube link

or cut/paste:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90oljZ0loAc&feature=player_embedded

128 posted on 12/20/2010 3:32:30 PM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: bareford101

They should have tried that Sharia thing there instead of Oklahoma. They might have won.


129 posted on 12/20/2010 3:37:38 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer And A Painter Can Change Black To White)
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To: swarthyguy

It is indeed hard to imagine that ham could be controversial in Spain (which, despite everything, actually has one of the lowest percentages of Muslim immigrants in Europe).

What’s even worse, of course, is that the left-wing Spanish government is always on the side of the Muslims.


130 posted on 12/20/2010 3:40:54 PM PST by livius
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To: Bruinator

It matters if the powers that be make the claim that they can’t acknowledge Christmas cause the Muslims are offended.
The ones agitating for the muzzling of religious expression in the public square are the same ones demanding crowning of the gay agenda.

I don’t doubt that some objected to Santa Claus specifically but that is not a valid reason to stop having him visit the children. Any parent is free to tell their child “We don’t believe in Santa Claus, that is a man in costume pretending to be Santa. Don’t tell the other children cause it would spoil their fun.” I mean Head Start must have had a JW or Jewish child attend at some point.

Head Start should grow a set and say “We know seeing Santa makes the children very happy.” If you don’t want your child to see him then you need to make other arrangements for her on the day Santa will be here.” I guess they could set up a Santa Free Zone but even that to me is too much of a concession.


131 posted on 12/20/2010 4:13:11 PM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: MplsSteve

Look what’s happening in Minnesota.


132 posted on 12/20/2010 4:17:42 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: mellow velo

When I first saw the title, I thought it was St. Paul because of the nearby congressman.


133 posted on 12/20/2010 4:29:06 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: ridesthemiles

Santa is secular. He didn’t die for anyone’s sins.


134 posted on 12/20/2010 4:38:04 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: American Dream 246
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135 posted on 12/20/2010 5:03:12 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: American Dream 246
During war in the Mideast, the Bush administration allowed in tens of thousands of Muslims into the U.S.

During Cinco De Mayo festivities up in the White House, Bush told us, "Islam is a religion of peace."

136 posted on 12/20/2010 5:07:04 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit.)
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To: American Dream 246

Well that’s it! Santa is the last straw! I’m no longer going to celebrate Rama-Dama-Ding-Dong next time it comes around.


137 posted on 12/20/2010 5:17:42 PM PST by BAW (Joy to the World.)
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To: American Dream 246

If it was up to me, I’d send the mooselimbs all back to their countries of origin and if any American converts, they will be sent to the mooselimb country of their choice. I’m sick and tired of this.


138 posted on 12/20/2010 5:26:42 PM PST by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
No, this is Tim Walz district; another Democrat, though.
139 posted on 12/20/2010 5:32:00 PM PST by MrsPatriot (I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery.)
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To: allmendream
"Santa Clause has NOTHING, I repeat, NOTHING to do with actual Christianity."

I agree with you, but if I lived in or near St. Peter, MN, I'd be going to a costume place, and buying a Santa costume, and I'd be out front of that school when students arrive and when school lets out. I'd be walking up and down in front of the school with a very loud "Ho, ho, ho!"

And if I could find a big black man to go with me, I'd put the money out for TWO costumes.

140 posted on 12/20/2010 5:40:32 PM PST by John Leland 1789 (GratefulWhich scriptures were used in "the Apostles' ministries?)
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To: Republic of Texas
They add as much to civilization as rats.

Less! At least rats dispose of garbage.

141 posted on 12/20/2010 5:44:36 PM PST by reg45
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To: allmendream

“Santa Clause has NOTHING, I repeat, NOTHING to do with actual Christianity.”

oh reallly ....

http://www.suite101.com/content/st-nicholas-the-wonderworker-a127959

Santa Claus is Christian and ... American(!) update on Saint Nicholas ...
http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=35


142 posted on 12/20/2010 5:45:55 PM PST by WOSG (Carpe Diem)
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To: devolve
I am surprised more of that hasn't been done. Would it be a hate crime to do some of that? It's working just the way the government wants, people are too intimidated to do things.
143 posted on 12/20/2010 6:08:05 PM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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To: allmendream; icwhatudo; All

Santa Claus is more real than you may realize:

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Nicholas_of_Myra


144 posted on 12/20/2010 6:31:01 PM PST by eleni121 (Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise ye princes, and prepare the shield)
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To: freebird5850

They prefer to cut off the feet and leave a person for dead.


145 posted on 12/20/2010 7:02:23 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: American Dream 246

Morons! Minnesota is going crazy in places. I have friends there, but don’t know how they stomach the things that happen there.


146 posted on 12/20/2010 7:11:26 PM PST by LUV W (Deck the harrs with bowrs of horry. Fah, rah, rah, rah, rahhhhh....rah, rah, rah, rahhhhhhh! :))
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To: Raider Sam

That’s funny - that was my first thought too - how ironic....


147 posted on 12/20/2010 7:14:52 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Iron Range PO’d ping!


148 posted on 12/20/2010 7:15:51 PM PST by LUV W (Deck the harrs with bowrs of horry. Fah, rah, rah, rah, rahhhhh....rah, rah, rah, rahhhhhhh! :))
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To: livius
The citizens of this town should poor pig blood on the complaintant’s house, etc, etc. :)
149 posted on 12/20/2010 7:20:43 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: Salvavida

Secular? Of course not!

Actually Santa is really Saint Nicholas of Myra. As real and as holy as anyone can get. Nicholas is one of the holiest of saints in the Eastern Orthodox Christian faith.

We love him!


150 posted on 12/20/2010 7:23:10 PM PST by eleni121 (Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise ye princes, and prepare the shield)
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