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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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1 posted on 12/20/2010 11:01:33 AM PST by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246

It’s Minnesota, what do you expect?


2 posted on 12/20/2010 11:02:57 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer And A Painter Can Change Black Into White)
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To: American Dream 246

We’re all Mooslims now!


3 posted on 12/20/2010 11:03:01 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: American Dream 246

HELLO! dont just say your upset, do something about it. We can talk all day wont change a thing. ACTIONS are needed.


4 posted on 12/20/2010 11:03:15 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: American Dream 246

IMHO, the problem does not begin with the words “Santa Claus”, but rather with the words “Head Start”.


5 posted on 12/20/2010 11:04:13 AM PST by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: American Dream 246

This isn’t Somalia. Or is it?


6 posted on 12/20/2010 11:04:24 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: GoCards

Somalis again.


7 posted on 12/20/2010 11:04:54 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: American Dream 246

They certainly are NOT respecting the families who are Christian, are they?


8 posted on 12/20/2010 11:06:07 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: American Dream 246
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…


I will guarantee you that not a single Somalian objected. The ones complaining were liberal social workers or other workers in the relief agencies sponsoring the refugees taking it upon themselves to complain on the Somalians' behalf. I have seen morons like this.
9 posted on 12/20/2010 11:06:09 AM PST by aruanan
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To: American Dream 246

Do you have Marben’s contact info.?


10 posted on 12/20/2010 11:06:28 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: American Dream 246

He should just set up on the sidewalk outside school and not let school officials run his life.

Don’t give them the power. Do what you want to do and treat them as the insignificant ants they are.


11 posted on 12/20/2010 11:07:00 AM PST by Persevero (Merry Christmas!)
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To: American Dream 246
The cancer cells are in place and growing in MN. I wonder how long it will take for people to realize they are infected? The answer should have been, “This is America and as the saying goes WHEN IN ROME DO AS THE ROMANS DO!”
12 posted on 12/20/2010 11:07:50 AM PST by JayAr36
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To: ridesthemiles

Haven’t you heard? It’s chic to have the minority dictate to the majority these days./sarc


13 posted on 12/20/2010 11:08:20 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: American Dream 246

I emailed them through this website

http://www.mnheadstart.org/contact.html


14 posted on 12/20/2010 11:09:05 AM PST by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: Persevero

I thought people came to AMERICA to become Americans and assimilate to our culture and way of life??? Why do WE have to accomodate visitors who wish to not know America and only want free money??


15 posted on 12/20/2010 11:09:08 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: American Dream 246

And are the Somalis paying for this program? No! We are! But “we must respect THEIR wishes”?


16 posted on 12/20/2010 11:09:16 AM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: American Dream 246
Yeah, the muslim version of Santa has bombs strapped to his sleigh.

"Merry ramadan infidel!!!!!"


17 posted on 12/20/2010 11:10:47 AM PST by montyspython
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To: American Dream 246
Santa Clause has NOTHING, I repeat, NOTHING to do with actual Christianity.

He is as secular and/or pagan as the Tree and gift giving the holly and the mistletoe.

Queue South Park's “Santa Clause -vs- Jesus” the grudge match of the millennium! :)

18 posted on 12/20/2010 11:10:56 AM 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: isthisnickcool

Survey: Nearly 1 in 3 US Somalis live in Minnesota

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2642610/posts

MN is southern Somalistan.


19 posted on 12/20/2010 11:10:56 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: American Dream 246

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


20 posted on 12/20/2010 11:11:25 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: American Dream 246

Just more confirmation that Santa, St. Nick, Saint Nicholas etc is in fact a Christian symbol no matter how many fun additions we make to his legend (reindeer/elves/north pole) and the use of such images and likeness to somehow “secularize” Christmas is rediculous.


21 posted on 12/20/2010 11:12:07 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be ustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: aruanan

I think you are right. I’ve read several articles where Muslims have stated they were fine with public celebrations or displays of Christmas.


22 posted on 12/20/2010 11:13:01 AM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: Pecos

“IMHO, the problem does not begin with the words “Santa Claus”, but rather with the words “Head Start”.”

Amen.


23 posted on 12/20/2010 11:14:13 AM PST by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: Blue Turtle

“I thought people came to AMERICA to become Americans and assimilate to our culture and way of life???”

Not muslims.


24 posted on 12/20/2010 11:14:21 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas!!)
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To: American Dream 246

OK Fine- But dont you DARE try to bring one single Moslem practice into that room

It would be disrespectful to other religions, you see


25 posted on 12/20/2010 11:15:28 AM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' you is worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: GoCards

If they try this crap in Mississippi... I will... but what can we that are not from there, do to help?

LLS


26 posted on 12/20/2010 11:16:33 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: ridesthemiles

No, you see you have to ALLOW moslem religious practices or you are discriminating, but you have to disallow non-moslem pratices because they are offensive

I can see why the crusades started


27 posted on 12/20/2010 11:16:54 AM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' you is worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: montyspython

Immigrants clash in Moorhead fray-
Young men from Sudan and Liberia feud in Fargo-Moorhead.

http://www.startribune.com/local/112163214.html?elr=KArksD:aDyaEP:kD:aU1ccmiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aU7DYaGEP7vDEh7P:DiUs

Celebrate Diversity !


28 posted on 12/20/2010 11:17:28 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: American Dream 246
Just more of the purposeful fragmentation of American society with the requirement that every objection to the majority culture be given great deference. Would sending them copies of Black Hawk Down be a hate crime? We died to give them a chance and they will bring Mogadishu here as our reward.
29 posted on 12/20/2010 11:19:45 AM PST by Truth29
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To: American Dream 246

FUW, you friggin moron. And that goes for the washington types that facilitated this destruction of this once great Christian country


30 posted on 12/20/2010 11:20:30 AM PST by Post5203 (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing...Edmund Burke)
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To: aruanan

I think it is not Christmas they object to but to Santa Claus legend. Their objections merit that of some Christian parents. Such as upstaging Jesus. Having to lie and construct supporting lies to explain Santa. Encouraging a non spiritual/religious approach to Christmas.

The fact that Santa Claus originated with St. Nicholas is often lost on contemporary parents who have no idea of his Christian bona fides.


31 posted on 12/20/2010 11:20:37 AM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: American Dream 246

Minnesota - where Somalia meets the snow.


32 posted on 12/20/2010 11:20:37 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Truth29
We died to give them a chance and they will bring Mogadishu here as our reward.

Well said. This is so outrageous and sad that we cannot do anything about it and they are winning big time. So sad.
33 posted on 12/20/2010 11:25:56 AM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: American Dream 246

One would think they’d be rather familiar with the teachings of an anagram of Santa.


34 posted on 12/20/2010 11:30:29 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: isthisnickcool

It is.

It used to be people came here to be Americans. To be apart of the culture. To integrate for a better future.

Clearly, the somalis and sharia are displacing American culture and values.

Get ready to be raped, plundered and pillaged ...age old mohamedan traditions they have brought with them....thats what they have brought, thats whats in store.


35 posted on 12/20/2010 11:30:55 AM PST by himno hero
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To: American Dream 246

The headlines should read, “Americans chicken out again”


36 posted on 12/20/2010 11:31:04 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: American Dream 246

Not just Muslims, but Somali’s. We should have wiped them out after Blackhawk Down. They add as much to civilization as rats.


37 posted on 12/20/2010 11:33:21 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: FrankR

Agree.


38 posted on 12/20/2010 11:34:12 AM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Thanks for the e-mail link. I sincerely hope everyone here uses it. I did.


39 posted on 12/20/2010 11:34:30 AM PST by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: American Dream 246

Somalis - when you’ve run out of every other 3rd world immigrant, its what left.


40 posted on 12/20/2010 11:34:33 AM PST by PGR88
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To: American Dream 246
These people have the 'right' to be offended. NOTHING MORE! But of course, Mulim influence is like the yard weed that first sleep, creeps. ..then leaps.

Resist America; we cannot go the way of UK/Sweden/Holland. . .et al. We cannot; we must not!

Meantime, in New York City; a pre-dawn wake-up call (noise/volume ordinance seems not to apply).

No question; that 'we' need to wake up:

YouTubelink

41 posted on 12/20/2010 11:37:18 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: American Dream 246
These people have the 'right' to be offended. NOTHING MORE! But of course, Mulim influence is like the yard weed that first sleep, creeps. ..then leaps.

Resist America; we cannot go the way of UK/Sweden/Holland. . .et al. We cannot; we must not!

Meantime, in New York City; a pre-dawn wake-up call (noise/volume ordinance seems not to apply).

No question; that 'we' need to wake up:

YouTubelink

42 posted on 12/20/2010 11:37:18 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: American Dream 246

So what. More nuttiness.

Well, I shall keep responding to the inane, insipid and bland HH with a hearty Merry Christmas!

People seem to appreciate it.


43 posted on 12/20/2010 11:37:25 AM PST by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes! Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -America is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: ReverendJames

The people of Minnesota would be wise to re-read the history of Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust. In fact, Liberals in this Congress and this Regime would be well served as well.


44 posted on 12/20/2010 11:37:57 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: lastchance
I think it is not Christmas they object to but to Santa Claus legend. Their objections merit that of some Christian parents.

See no 'sarc' tag. So have to ask; you really believe this?

45 posted on 12/20/2010 11:40:51 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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To: American Dream 246

Santa needs to file a discrimination suit. they are infringeing on his right to free press. This is just ridiculous. We all know that there is no such thing as santa Claus, but explain that to the children in the Head Start Program whom will be discriminated against because santa is white christian. The PC is going to far. !5 years from now there will be a rise in crime because the children in head start were affected emotionally in a negative way.


46 posted on 12/20/2010 11:41:16 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: American Dream 246

People from fundamentally different cultures simply cannot live together in peace. I’m sorry, it’s a fact. Multiculturalism doesn’t work. These people don’t belong here, and we import them at our peril. The immigration code must be reformed.


47 posted on 12/20/2010 11:44:34 AM PST by americanophile
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To: Raider Sam
But they sure as heck will go shopping for gifts. Maybe we should just stop buying stuff and just spend a quiet day with family and friends? Wonder how the shop owners would like that one?
48 posted on 12/20/2010 11:54:20 AM PST by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: American Dream 246

Comments are interesting, though. Even up there, some people are starting to “get it.”


49 posted on 12/20/2010 11:58:17 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: Raider Sam

You know what would happen if we complained in Somalia? We’d be shot in the street.


50 posted on 12/20/2010 12:00:47 PM PST by freebird5850 (When 0bama fails, FREEDOM prevails!)
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