Skip to comments.Muslim Immigrants Get Santa Cancelled in Minnesota
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, wont 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 dont celebrate Christmas, says the Mankato Free Press.
Santas 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. Were respecting the wishes of families in the program.
She didnt say how many objections were made, but said more than one would be enough to cancel Santa
Jackson said hes played Santa with children from other cultures before and they were fully comfortable with him. He said its their parents who are being unreasonable.
Theyre 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.
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.
Dam strait! Invite em out to hunt pheasant, and have em do some bird-doggin! Then pull a Cheney!
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!
Good point! And at this rate, how much longer do you think that city name ... and St. Paul, too, for that matter ... will remain?!
>>So you cant celebrate Christmas in a town named for one of Christs disciples?
I can see a time coming where that changes too.
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.
They shouldn’t be questioned at all. Their opinion does not matter.
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”?
Do they celebrate the moslem holidays in this school?
Didn’t some people in the City of Angels get upset about a cross that was visible from public property?
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.
Shameful and depressing. Ham, a controversy, in Spain. Oye Vey.
Never mind the facts, it’s the feelings that matter.
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.
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.
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.
This is how it all starts ..lil by lil they will start taking away our traditions..and they get away with it..
Send these bastards back to their mud huts, poverty, starvation and extremists war lords.
So these are Somalis. How many species of cockroaches are there?
Everytime I see that guy’s face or one like it I think its time for another crusade.
‘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
Where’s “Bad Santa” when you need him.
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?'.
minn. is going islamization.... next it will be ethnic cleansing
They should have tried that Sharia thing there instead of Oklahoma. They might have won.
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.
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.
Look what’s happening in Minnesota.
When I first saw the title, I thought it was St. Paul because of the nearby congressman.
Santa is secular. He didn’t die for anyone’s sins.
During Cinco De Mayo festivities up in the White House, Bush told us, "Islam is a religion of peace."
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.
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.
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.
Less! At least rats dispose of garbage.
“Santa Clause has NOTHING, I repeat, NOTHING to do with actual Christianity.”
oh reallly ....
Santa Claus is Christian and ... American(!) update on Saint Nicholas ...
Santa Claus is more real than you may realize:
They prefer to cut off the feet and leave a person for dead.
Morons! Minnesota is going crazy in places. I have friends there, but don’t know how they stomach the things that happen there.
That’s funny - that was my first thought too - how ironic....
Iron Range PO’d ping!
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!