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CAIR Wants Public Schools to Close on Islamic Holy Days (FL)
Judicial Watch ^ | November 2, 2012

Posted on 11/02/2012 9:44:20 AM PDT by jazusamo

A terrorist front group that bills itself as the nation’s largest Muslim advocacy organization is demanding that a major public school district in south Florida close twice a year to celebrate Islamic holy days.

Incredibly, the district’s Diversity Committee is seriously considering it and is holding special meetings to gather information before making the final recommendation. This is all going down in Broward County, which has the nation’s sixth-largest public school system and the second largest in the Sunshine State. The district has more than 258,000 students whose educations are being financed by American taxpayers.

Like most of the nation’s public schools, breaks in Broward County are secular so as not to favor or offend any religion. For instance, there is winter break around Christmas and spring break around Easter. Throughout the academic year there are also teacher planning days in which students aren’t present as well as federal holidays acknowledged by the government. Florida also has a state law to allow students to take off religious holidays without penalty.

Never the less, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a national organization that serves as the U.S. front for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, wants Broward to officially acknowledge two sacred Islamic days; Eid al-Fitr – the end of Ramadan – and Eid-al Adha, which marks the end of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Public school districts Massachusetts, New Jersey and Michigan have caved into the Muslim demand and one Maryland district is considering it.

CAIR, described by top FBI counterterrorism chiefs as an entity that not only promotes terrorism but also finances it, is behind the movement. This is outrageous because the group has extensive links to foreign and domestic Islamists, was a co-conspirator in a federal terror-finance case involving the Hamas front group Holy Land Foundation and is largely funded by Islamic terrorist-supporting countries. In fact, CAIR was founded in 1994 by three Middle Eastern extremists (Omar Ahmad, Nihad Awad and Rafeeq Jaber) who ran the American propaganda wing of Hamas, known then as the Islamic Association for Palestine.

None of this seems to matter to the chairman of the Broward school board’s Diversity Committee, Roland Foulkes, who was quoted in a local newspaper saying “this is about inclusive diversity, and the Muslim community has too long been excluded.” He added that Acknowledging Islamic holy days is “long overdue” to reflect the full diversity of everyone.

The superintendent of Broward County schools, Robert Runcie, opposes the idea but it could be out of his hands if the board votes to pass the Muslim holiday schedule. “If we do that for everybody and every cause out there, even though they’re all valid, we would literally have a problem squeezing in the number of instructional days we need,” Runcie said. A local newspaper columnist asks: “If we close schools for Muslims, do we close them for every religion that demands it? Do we close for the Wiccans?”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: browardcounty; cair; diversity; hamas; islam; schools
The terrorist supporting CAIR keeps pecking away for Shariah law.
1 posted on 11/02/2012 9:44:26 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

They need to serve pork on Mohammedan “holy” days.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 9:47:10 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: jazusamo

Hey CAIR, do the letters FO mean anything to you?!?


3 posted on 11/02/2012 9:47:24 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: jazusamo

The Council of Angry Islamic Radicals strikes again. How about we close our public schools for Islamic holidays when Jewish synagogues and Catholic churches go up in Mecca?


4 posted on 11/02/2012 9:48:45 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: jazusamo

Suggest we set aside Sept 11 as the holiday so we can all reflect on the Islamic holy days in our own private way.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT by kdot
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To: jazusamo

Separation of church and state comes to mind.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 9:50:05 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: SkyDancer

“Separation of church and state comes to mind.”

That only applies to Christians. Ask any liberal if you don’t take my word for it.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 9:52:15 AM PDT by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: jazusamo

In a just world, Florida should respond: Sorry we do not give holiday honors to murderous pedophiles nor to the hate cult masquerading as a religion.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 9:52:45 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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9 posted on 11/02/2012 9:54:37 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

The south Florida media was covering this today...making the parents who oppose this nonsense look like bigots. Ironic, since a lot of the “journalists” in Miami are homosexual or Jewish...they don’t seem to realize how vicious Islam treats such people.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 9:56:07 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: jazusamo

As I see it we will have it some day. Don’t see the real Americans standing up against it in the manner of the opposition working harder for it. Look what the homo lobby has going for it & it is approx 3-4%


11 posted on 11/02/2012 9:58:31 AM PDT by Digger
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To: jazusamo

Jews, put in your bid.
Catholics, put in a bid for all Saints days.
Let’s watch the diversity committee spin.


12 posted on 11/02/2012 9:59:42 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: jazusamo

First of all, this is not a religion. It is a violent world-domination ideology cleverly disguised as a religion.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 10:02:06 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Ask me my opinion.)
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To: jazusamo

Who CAIRs what they want?


14 posted on 11/02/2012 10:02:07 AM PDT by NRA1995 (CNN should be PNN (Propaganda, Never News))
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thanks for relating that.

I can understand the enemedia taking up the muzzie cause but I’m a little surprised the people aren’t up in arms after all the to do about separation of church and state for a number of years.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 10:06:37 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Education jihad from whiney collectivists...the greatest anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-individual, anti-life collective in the history of civilization.

Demands for dhimmis.

Fislam


16 posted on 11/02/2012 10:11:03 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: jazusamo

They had better not give into this otherwise their next step is to as that the food served in the schools be halal .
That means you have to hire muslims only to cook the food your children are fed.

This is how they implement sharia law step by step wherever they go.

Islam is not a religion , it is a form of government and sharia is their constitution .Give them and inch and they will take a mile and one day you will wake up with them dragging your wife and children off if they just don’t behead them in font of you first .


17 posted on 11/02/2012 10:12:11 AM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: jazusamo

They can go to Benghazi to celebrate alone.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 10:16:00 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Maceman; jazusamo; All

” The Council of Angry Islamic Radicals strikes again.”

How about a “ Angry Islamic Radical Deportation Day” ?


19 posted on 11/02/2012 10:16:49 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh, I think they very well know how islamists treat homosexuals and Jews. But they are using them thinking they can break Christianity and them wipe the islamists aside.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 10:17:27 AM PDT by Adder (Sha Nah Nah Nah Hey Hey Hey Goodbye!)
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To: SkyDancer

The teacher’s union will like this. More paid days off.


21 posted on 11/02/2012 10:19:19 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh, I think they very well know how islamists treat homosexuals and Jews. But they are using them thinking they can break Christianity and them wipe the islamists aside.


22 posted on 11/02/2012 10:20:20 AM PDT by Adder (Sha Nah Nah Nah Hey Hey Hey Goodbye!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If we gave days off for every holy day, the kids would never go to school.


23 posted on 11/02/2012 10:21:41 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: jazusamo

Will we be allowed to celebrate “Nuke Mecca” day?


24 posted on 11/02/2012 10:25:45 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Fed’s still say kids need 180 days of school. So those teachers would have to make up the time.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 10:31:38 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: jazusamo
CAIR is the enemy of the Free World.
26 posted on 11/02/2012 10:42:05 AM PDT by Chgogal (Obama helped murder US Navy SEALs.)
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To: jazusamo

If the teachers have to go in and work, why not?
It will be two less days for them to fill the kids’ heads with nonsense:
“If Romney is elected, you black kids are gonna have to chop cotton!”

Four hongry children and a crop in the field,
You picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel.

Four more days!


27 posted on 11/02/2012 10:42:28 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Chgogal

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28 posted on 11/02/2012 10:44:54 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Incredibly, the district’s Diversity Committee is seriously considering it

Where there is a 'Diversity Committee', nothing is 'incredible'. The incredible part is that communities even allow such Orwellian committees.

29 posted on 11/02/2012 12:01:25 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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30 posted on 11/02/2012 12:03:08 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jazusamo

With the recent ruling by the Supreme Court regarding the Holy Land Foundation, all of these jihadists should be self deporting themselves while they still can b/c their time masquerading around as moderate koranimals is over. They are all enemies of this country.


31 posted on 11/02/2012 12:21:03 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Adder
But they are using them thinking they can break Christianity and them wipe the islamists aside.

Just like the Junkers thought they could control Hitler.

32 posted on 11/02/2012 12:25:10 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: jazusamo

There is going to be another war here, some day. I don’t know when. It’s going to leave nobody unaffected. At the end, we can get back to where we are supposed to be. I see no other means.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 12:43:02 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: kdot

Make September 11 “Resist Islam” day. Hows that for an Islamic holiday?


34 posted on 11/02/2012 1:38:59 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: achilles2000

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35 posted on 11/04/2012 1:31:46 AM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: achilles2000

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36 posted on 11/04/2012 1:31:52 AM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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