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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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To: American Dream 246

“No Mr. Garrison, we cannot get rid of all the Mexicans”...South Park


151 posted on 12/20/2010 8:18:24 PM PST by craig_eddy (Equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome)
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152 posted on 12/20/2010 8:32:32 PM PST by MplsSteve (Governor Mark Dayton? That's so incredibly alarming, don't you think?)
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To: eleni121

But that is not how he is portrayed. The whole reindeer, sleigh and elves poison children.

If the coming of Christ to fulfill all the profecies that culiminates in His substitutionary atonement on the cross is left out of the Christian message, it means nothing.

Words mean stuff.


153 posted on 12/20/2010 8:37:28 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: American Dream 246

TROP? FM!


154 posted on 12/20/2010 9:30:01 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: American Dream 246

Minnesota. No surprise.


155 posted on 12/20/2010 9:30:29 PM PST by MarMema
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To: F15Eagle

Good job. Few know what evil, hate and bigotry is in the Koran.


156 posted on 12/20/2010 10:43:15 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: cricket; Cacique; Clemenza; firebrand

New Yorkistan bump.

See the link - the bleat of fislam in the morning in Brooklyn.


157 posted on 12/20/2010 10:49:51 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: American Dream 246

Who cares about the PUNKS in blankets?


158 posted on 12/20/2010 10:59:53 PM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: American Dream 246
I e-mailed them from inside the site. Here is the response I got:

The Minnesota Head Start Association, Inc. does not run Head Start Programs and has no oversight of local programs and policies. Head Start Programs have local authority to set policies and make decisions based on the needs of their local communities, the parents served by the programs and their organizations' governing boards. The following is a statement from the local program that serves St. Peter, MN as they worked with their community and parents to resolve an issue about holiday celebrations. Thank you for your interest in this local issue and its resolution. Exsoldier's note: I added the bold & italics.

In Minnesota Valley Action Council Head Start, our emphasis has always been on the children and families involved in the early childhood program. The goal has been to foster all holidays as a time of joy & celebration. We provide group activities that all of the children can participate in. They have been busy making ginger bread houses, snowflakes & snow men. Our emphasis has been on what brings us together.

There has not been a ban on Santa Claus, as the media has liked to make this. In fact, a Santa Claus was in the community center large motor room on Friday 12/17/10 and children & parents that wanted to go see him had the opportunity to do that. Santa Claus just wasn't going to be in the classroom.

The discussion around this issue has been a larger question. It is one about democracy, where the majority opinion rules. We understand that, and utilize that in our parent meetings. Our goal has always been to create an atmosphere where every child feels safe & comfortable in our Head Start classrooms. This isn't an issue about someone winning or losing,or of an opinion held by a few, dictating to the majority.

When it comes to the annual discussion about how parents of children in the Head Start program want to share the holidays, we believe we can develop strategies together where all children benefit.

John T Woodwick
Executive Director
Minnesota Valley Action Council, Inc

ExSoldier's note: Isn't it cute how they neatly affirmed that this is a LOCAL issue and thus basically implied folks from outside the state should butt out, me being from Florida and all....

159 posted on 12/21/2010 12:36:50 AM PST by ExSoldier (Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.)
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To: American Dream 246

So these Somali Mooslims are offended by Santa Claus but they have no problem putting their children in a free federally funded preschool paid for by Christian taxpayers. In San Diego the schools with large Somali immigrant populations changed the schedule to accomodate prayer time and allow an Imam on the property. They remove the non-muslim students out of the classroom, not the other way around, to continue classwork elsewhere, and they don’t use playground time because it wouldn’t be “fair” for the muslim students to miss recess. In the same state where Christian kids aren’t allowed to study their Bible during lunch, wear an American flag on te 5th of May, or fly a flag off the back of their bike. People, we surround them. Reject the tyranny of the minority.


160 posted on 12/21/2010 1:44:33 AM PST by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor & 2 Marines! Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Merry Christmas!)
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To: American Dream 246

How many “immigrants” are there in this class/school?


161 posted on 12/21/2010 1:47:33 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (Don't let reality ruin your day.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Earlier this year a gang of Somalians fought Ethiopians for control of the drug traffic in central Syntagma square in Athens Greece.

Both sides went at it with machettes, cutlases, hatchets and knives...leaving a couple of dead and numerous body parts strewn around.

The good news is that there is no mosque in Athens so far.

162 posted on 12/21/2010 2:34:11 AM PST by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: American Dream 246
“My feeling is . . . They should sacrifice, not rule.”

I would not ask them to "sacrifice". He might regret how they interpret that word.

163 posted on 12/21/2010 3:08:52 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: American Dream 246
There appears to be some ..uhh...con-fu-sion about this issue...

Important Information for Concerned Citizens

The Minnesota Head Start Association, Inc. does not run Head Start Programs and has no oversight of
local programs and policies. Head Start Programs have local authority to set policies and make
decisions based on the needs of their local communities, the parents served by the programs and
their organizations' governing boards. The following is a statement from the local program that
serves St. Peter, MN as they worked with their community and parents to resolve an issue
about holiday celebrations.
Thank you for your interest in this local issue and its resolution.

From: John Woodwick
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 9:16 AM
Subject: Response

In Minnesota Valley Action Council Head Start, our emphasis has always been on the children and families involved in the early childhood program.
* The goal has been to foster all holidays as a time of joy & celebration.
* We provide group activities that all of the children can participate in.
* They have been busy making ginger bread houses, snowflakes & snow men.
* Our emphasis has been on what brings us together.

There has not been a ban on Santa Claus, as the media has liked to make this. In fact, a Santa
Claus was in the community center large motor room on Friday 12/17/10 and children & parents
that wanted to go see him had the opportunity to do that. Santa Claus just wasn't going to be in the classroom.

The discussion around this issue has been a larger question. It is one about democracy, where the
majority opinion rules. We understand that, and utilize that in our parent meetings. Our
goal has always been to create an atmosphere where every child feels safe & comfortable in our Head Start classrooms.
This isn't an issue about someone winning or losing, or of an opinion held by a few, dictating to the majority.

When it comes to the annual discussion about how parents of children in the Head Start program want
to share the holidays, We believe we can develop strategies together where all children
benefit.

John T Woodwick
Executive Director
Minnesota Valley Action Council, Inc
Mankato, MN 56001

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Minnesota Head Start Association please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

Minnesota Head Start Association
904 Valley Dr
Duluth, MN 55804
218.728.1091
info@mnheadstart.org



Santa Claus viewed as a threat...Go figure...?

164 posted on 12/21/2010 3:24:57 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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To: isthisnickcool

Not as long as the place is named “St. Peter”; I’m sure changing that is in the works, too.


165 posted on 12/21/2010 3:27:06 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: American Dream 246

Any government apparatchik who gives in to Muslim demands is nothing but a g.d. traitor.


166 posted on 12/21/2010 4:31:59 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Yehuda
Thanks Yehuda (and check post #128). Yes, the sounds of 'change'and we know those sounds are not a New York musical. Past time to throw off the shackles of 'political correctness' and reclaim New York; the clock is ticking. More need to join the cause.

(And of course, the struggle lies far and beyond the streets of New York; it permeates almost every facet of American life and it's environs.)

167 posted on 12/21/2010 5:32:17 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

Islam is a vile, barbaric, gutter religion for a vile, barbaric, gutter people. It and its adherents should be wiped from the face of the earth, starting in America.


168 posted on 12/21/2010 5:55:07 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: athelass
Reject the tyranny of the minority. Indeed and reject it, wherever it attempts to impact and by whatever numbers. These people plan to be someday, a 'majority' - and have to say, 'demographics' are in their favor.

That said; can only ask 'why' these things are allowed to pass; albeit, can only imagine the propagandizing that passes for honest debate that culminates in 'democratic agreement'. Meantime, this story is becomming all too common in it's theme of outrageous protocols enacted, that favor Muslims and degrade America's non-Muslim citizenry and their traditions.

We keep reading, reading and hearing of these atrocious moves against America; what/where. . . IS the response in these communities? (Beyond the rationale that they are all busy working so as to support their families. . .)

169 posted on 12/21/2010 6:00:52 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

They’re offended by the “religious” symbol of Santa Claus.

LOL.

This isn’t an attack on a religion, this is an attack on the American culture.


170 posted on 12/21/2010 6:30:45 AM PST by DManA
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To: Salvavida

His portrayal in the secular ungodly media is not the good saints’s fault! I agree that words mean “stuff” - let’s read about Saint Nicholas the Wonder worker’s and then practice what he preached:

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Nicholas_of_Myra

And let’s support the rebuilding of his home in NYC despite the secularists’ attempt to chase him away:

http://stgeorge.ia.goarch.org/nicholas.htm


171 posted on 12/21/2010 7:51:34 AM PST by eleni121 (Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise ye princes, and prepare the shield)
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To: American Dream 246

I am sure glad when I grew up we had none of this nonsense.How long before they decide to cancel Christmas in America all together. so the day will not offend anyone ?


172 posted on 12/21/2010 8:06:39 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: American Dream 246

Just wanted to ask, will the day come, when there will no Christmas. They do not want anyone saying Merry Christmas, like all big dept stores, to use Wamart as an example, we get happy holidays. God when i was a kid we didn’t have staff stuff like this, saying of happy holidays. 99.9 % of these folks never hade a christmas.How many of their opinions would change be they to wake up on 25th finding gifts for them under the tree.Most come come from countries who have very little to offer in terms of christmas. They want the new way of life here, but at the same time,they do hold dear to the old customs of their native countries /where/they hold on too and think that is the way life is suppose to be here.But they have to do their part as well in they want to embrace America.But they always play the victims.If America customs offended so many, why not return to their country where the culture is as they want it to be ?


173 posted on 12/21/2010 9:04:26 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: lastchance

Thank you. I also like the idea of telling them that if they misbehave Santa will jump out of their closet in the middle of the night and beat them with switches.


174 posted on 12/21/2010 9:59:55 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: American Dream 246

Give me a break. I remember Santa visiting my kindergarten class. He gave me a cheap little trinket and said “hohoho”. I liked it so much that I wanted to make Christmas decorations in our house, but my parents told me we were Jewish, so we don’t do that. Thus began a lifelong quest to answer my five-year-old-boy question: “What are Jews?” And it all started with a fat guy, a fake beard and red suit, and a plastic toy. Thank you, Santa. Object to it? Ha! He started a dialogue that still continues to this day.


175 posted on 12/21/2010 10:06:01 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: F15Eagle

Thank you very, very much. I will definitely keep and secure your post. So many others need to read this!

Merry Christmas from snowy Central Germany,

Levante!


176 posted on 12/21/2010 10:34:20 AM PST by Levante
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To: 2harddrive

No, a good many Minnesotans are pathetically leftist.


177 posted on 12/23/2010 5:39:35 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: American Dream 246

Muslim lies and Burqas video:

http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8144154


178 posted on 12/23/2010 7:49:03 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: American Dream 246

I think I’ll move to Saudi Arabia and demand they stop celebrating Ramadan there. They will be as accommodating of us as we are of them, right?


179 posted on 12/23/2010 12:14:38 PM PST by FenwickBabbitt
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To: aruanan

We shouldn’t be settling these refugee populations in the US in the first place. At the very least, the communities and states which have to deal with them should have a say in whether or not the come.


180 posted on 12/30/2010 8:23:34 PM PST by Aetius
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