Skip to comments.School District [Cambridge, MA] Cancels Classes For Islamic Holiday
Posted on 11/08/2011 6:32:42 AM PST by marshmallow
Cambridge Students Observe Muslim Religious Holy Day
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Public school students in Cambridge have the day off Monday as the schools are closed in observance of a Muslim religious holiday. Cambridge is the first district in the state to observe an Islamic holy day.
The Cambridge School Committee voted last year to close on one Muslim holiday every school year. Students are getting the day off for Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice.
The decision came after a group of Muslim students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School reached out to school staff, administrators and their fellow students to raise awareness of their religion.
"There are a lot of misconceptions, like, wearing a scarf is oppression. Well, how is it oppression if I choose to?" said Dunia Kassay.
School committee members said those meetings and the significant number of Muslim students in Cambridge schools were factors in their decision. There are only a few other cities in the U.S. that recognize Muslim holidays.
"People recognize three major religions in this country -- Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It didn't seem right that we would close for two of those religions, but not the third," said school committee member Marc McGovern.
Muslims pray five times a day and observe two high holy days: Eid-al-Adha and Eid-al-Fatr. Every year, the city will close schools for one of the two holidays, depending on which falls in the calendar school year
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Yet school kids are not allowed to leave school to go get ashes on ash Wednesday?What is next a banning of pork in all school cafeteria’s? Oh wait they did that already.
I guarantee you won’t hear one kid complaining about this. lol. Kids love getting a day off of school and luckily most will not have an understanding of why they are off. All they know is no school tomorrow. My question is, do they get a day off for Veteran’s Day too. Making it a four day vacation is nice. We normally only had one four day holiday and that was Thanksgiving.
So much for separation of church and state. The great falling away continues in a flood.
Even worse for them is that Catholics
-hold on to Apostolic tradition,
-hold on to the Magesterium for unity of faith and moral behavior
-and point out Biblical proof of Papal authority on faith and morality.
If the secularists weren't so afraid of Christianity there would be no Islamic holidays, just Christian and American holidays.
Muslims don't seem to be afraid of Christianity. They seem to be rock solid in their faith. It seems to be the secularists who have all the misgivings because, perhaps, deep down they know how wrong they are.
Just an opinion.