Skip to comments.Massachusetts School District Marks Muslim Holiday
Posted on 11/07/2011 7:31:26 AM PST by americanophile
Some Massachusetts public school students have a day off this week, but it has nothing to do with power outages or snow.
The Cambridge school system is believed to be the first in Massachusetts to give all students a day off for a Muslim holiday.
Students are getting Tuesday off for Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, the Boston Globe reports.
"Were ecstatic about this," Atif Harden, interim executive director of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, told the newspaper. "This is the first year that its going to occur. This sort of recognition of our existence and the population we have, we feel very good about."
The day off was approved by the school committee last year because of the district's sizable Muslim population.
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"The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets,
the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers."
Infidels: freepmail me if you want on or off this list.
Good for you, Atif.
Thanks to the evil Cambridge School System for cooking our goose.
Not to worry. Make up day (to ‘pay’ for the holiday) will be Christmas Day.
Where’s the separation of church and state crowd to protest this like they do when ever you mention Christmas Holiday or Easter Break?
What about separation of church and state issues, which liberals in Cambridge would love to lecture us about?
Officially, schools are closed for “winter break” at Christmas time, so officially, Christmas is not a school holiday. Yet these liberals are allowed to designate a Muslim holiday as a day off? How can this be?
Why are liberals ok with recognition of Islamic religious holidays, but not ok with such recognition of Jewish or Christian holidays????
And what about the whole church/state thing, liberals????
This is so inconsistent on so many levels, to recognize a Muslim holiday when we’re not allowed to recognize other religious holidays.
So, we have US schools honoring a cult that is antithetical to our Constitution. A belief which encouraged pederasty and pedophilia and “honor killings” and polygamy...... The cult should be banned, instead of glorified by our government.
This moral relativism has got to end. PC is Marxist. We need to get back to Natural Law and Absolutes which our Founders put into our Founding Documents. Laws should prevent anything so unnatural and evil as islam in our schools. We believe in God, not allah (and they are not the same. It shouldn’t even be an issue.
We need to get rid of the muslim in chief.
Muslim moles gain power in Massachusetts,liberalism will kill you.
..and the net tightens bit by bit...next will be 'special religious' accomodations 'within' the school and classroom...then the community...Islam Rising folks, as we all know.
All public schools should realign their urinals to point....(come on, you know where).
Another reason to remove your children from public schools.
You have to remember that the Cambridge city council also declared the city to be a nuclear free zone, as well.
The New Dark Age just got a little darker in America.
Cambridge. LOL! A totally runaway lunatic train of Liberals, where just the charge of “racism” or “sexual harrassment” abruptly ends the career of ANY white male. Just ask my cousin, a career bleeding heart liberal teacher. Worked in the system 30 years. Rose to assistant principal. Two incompetent, angry black women who worked for him didn’t like their small pay raises. Accused him of racism. He was dropped faster than a ground ball hit to Bill Buckner. Career over in disgrace. Early retired. That he was innocent was of no importance. Cambridge survives only from continuous cash transfusions from liberal billionaires. It should be put down as a mercy.
If I recall correctly, Cambridge opened their city offices at 12:01 a.m. on the day homosexual marriage was allowed in Massachusetts. They wanted to show how liberal they are and perform the first legalized homosexual marriages.
The irony is, that if radical Muslims gain any foothold in America, that the people they would go after first are the liberals. The liberals who are the most accomodating towards Islam are considered the biggest enemies of Islam.
Unfortunately the mindset of what we are or not "allowed" to do is there because there is little out-cry against it. We are "free" to do so,... but when we no longer use our freedom to protect our heritage and the clear foundations of which our country was established, then we loose it...simple.
The silence of the American people regarding the Islamification of the USA is beyond astounding...the Muslim push continues unabated or resisted.
Because Libtards are cowards.
They know that if they attack Christians or Jews, we will walk down the road, muttering under our breath about the injustice in the world; whereas the Muzzies will kill them.
Libtards have always been appeasers, it requires no courage, no will, no morals, no ethics and no spind. This is a natural fit for them.
If it weren’t for the presence of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge would look like Brockton. Some of it already does.
Well, you see, the liberal maggots in Cambridge think this sort of action makes them wonderful, magnanimous people.
Obliviously, the relationship libs have with the muzzies is that of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend".
The Cambridge School Board acted stupidly.
Visited New Haven recently ?
But then...you also feel good about "honor killings," beheadings of infidels and global jihad, don't you, Atif?
No, thankfully. I do pass through there on occasion, and I've found that's the best way to see New Haven - without stopping.
Can we just get a few states out of my country starting with mASS?
Pennsylvania has a number of http://actforamerica.org/ chapters. This is a more recent one.
Although I’m the one who finally opened the Bucks county chapter I’m not trolling for hits. But I would like to see a groundswell of support for Rep. Swanger’s effort to keep Pennsylvania Sharia free.
If any PA freepers haven’t contacted their Assembly Representatives yet to ask them to co-sponsor the American Law for PA Courts bill please make it a point to do so. Time is running out.
Here is Rep. Swangers memo sent to the Assembly members. It does not ask for donations,btw.
Shhhh! The muslims will here you! What's that noise?! Oh no, they're right outside! Run, save yourself! I'll hold them off.......aaaaagh!
That's the difference.
yes indeed...and it’s coming to every community. Last year noted the burkas and scarfs here, never seen before...one comes in, then family and friends...and they multiply...that’s the agenda and that’s exactly what they are doing. None ever come to the US to become Americans...never.
Thanks..glad to see Pa. on it.Going to links now. Thanks.
This is the city where a Nativity Scene was fire bombed.
“This is the city where a Nativity Scene was fire bombed.”
Sign of the times.... The encroachment of sharia is incremental. One more increment. Sad....
So the koranimals get to spend the whole day at the saudi-funded barracks while listening to the iman tell them how us lowly Kafirs..uh..I mean Apes & Pigs.. need killing in order to please their god of perdition.
A real win-win for America, I tell ya.
Filthy, hate filled koranimals are in for it soon enough.
Was this before or after the “condom mastery” elementary school classes??
Nothing new, in NJ this has been going on for about 15 years and some school districts give students time and space for their prayer rug to pray to allah yet deny Christians to pray at the beginning of school or before meals.