Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CAIR-MD Demands Eid Holidays Become Official School Holidays In Public Schools

Even though Muslim students are excused and tests are not given on Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) and Eid al Adha (Hajj), CAIR-MD is trying to make those two Islamic holy days official school holidays for Montgomery, Maryland public schools. And, no doubt, other chapters of the Council on Islamic-American Relations will push for it to happen nationwide. They don't think it's fair that Christians and Jews get Christmas, Easter, Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur off from school, even though this country is based on Judeo-Christian principles. Nope, they want theirs officially recognized as well.  

Zainab Chaudry, VP of CAIR-MD and chair of the Eid Equality Coalition claims this is not about a community demanding special privileges, but about "equal rights.".  So what about Buddhists and Hindus, and Baha'is and the myriad of other religious faiths, do they get their holidays off as well, in the name of equal rights?  This is all about special privileges.

I wonder if Christian and Jewish school kids get their holidays celebrated in Muslim-majority countries? Oh right, they're not even allowed to worship in many of those countries, if there are even any left there after being killed or forced to flee.

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