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Broward schools being asked to close on 2 Muslim holidays
South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | October 31, 2012 | Scott Travis

Posted on 10/31/2012 9:59:07 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Broward County public schools are being asked to close for two Islamic holidays a year under a controversial proposal before the district's Diversity Committee.

The request, from the Florida chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, would make Broward the first in Florida and one of only a few districts in the country to add Muslim holidays into its calendar. Broward and Palm Beach County schools generally close on major Christian and Jewish holidays.

The Islamic holidays requested, which fall on different days depending on the year, are Eid al-Fitr – the end of Ramadan – and Eid-al Adha, which marks the end of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: broward; diversity; muslims; schools
What an utterly insane concept.
1 posted on 10/31/2012 9:59:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
Broward and Palm Beach County schools generally close on major Christian and Jewish holidays.

No they damn well do NOT.

Just ask them: They close for "Winter Break" and "Spring Break."

Those are NOT "major Christian and Jewish holidays."

2 posted on 10/31/2012 10:06:07 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Tell the muzzles to eat pork


3 posted on 10/31/2012 10:08:04 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What is happening to our One Nation Under God? It’s bad enough that we no longer have Christmas trees or Christmas carols.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 10:12:26 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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Islam is a war plan. It wishes to destroy the West. There can be no such thing as an Islamic “Holiday” in the West for the sane.


5 posted on 10/31/2012 10:18:04 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Talisker

Very good point.

But I douby the ‘Diversity Committee’ will see that as a valid reason to deny cair’s request. And BTW, it may be a simple ‘request’ today, but it’ll be ‘an offer they can’t refuse’ tomorrow.


6 posted on 10/31/2012 10:18:48 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Broward School District Calendar:

http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/schoolboundaries/images/2012_13-CalendrColor.jpg

Florida Legal Holidays:

http://www.dms.myflorida.com/human_resource_support/human_resource_management/for_state_hr_practitioners/2012_and_2013_state_holidays

The School District Holidays align with Florida Legal Holidays:

2012

Sep 3 - Labor Day
Nov 12 - Veterans Day Observed
Nov 22 - Thanksgiving Day
Nov 23 - Friday after Thanksgiving
Dec 25 - Christmas Day

2013

Jan 1 - New Years Day
Jan 21 - MLK day
Feb 18 - Presidents Day
Mar 31 - Easter Sunday
May 27 - Memorial Day

The only possibility for debate would be schools closed Mar 25-29, 2013. The week prior to Easter... Holy Week or Passover.


7 posted on 10/31/2012 10:24:01 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: ConservativeStatement

Expect a big jump in prayer rug sales there. We’re all gonna be muzzies now.


8 posted on 10/31/2012 10:24:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

“That’s a mighty nice Middle School you got there, it would be a shame if something were to happen to it..”


9 posted on 10/31/2012 10:32:00 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Hussein Obama, what American would elect a guy with that name less than 10 years after 9-11?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The answer is ‘NO.’ Just ‘NO.’ End of discussion.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 10:42:16 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( Videte eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The answer is ‘NO.’ Just ‘NO.’ End of discussion.


12 posted on 10/31/2012 10:45:09 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( Videte eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: Ray76

The requested days, Eid al-Fitr and Eid-al Adha, are not Legal Holidays in Florida.


13 posted on 10/31/2012 10:48:37 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: ConservativeStatement

Gotta say I am against closing schools for a religions holidays when that religion is waging war against the United States.....


14 posted on 10/31/2012 10:54:02 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Salam said parent surveys have indicated there about 15,000 to 18,000 Muslim children in Broward County schools

So 3,000 of them are not sure what they are?


15 posted on 10/31/2012 10:57:43 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

How about just abolishing Public Schools?

Problem solved


16 posted on 10/31/2012 10:57:56 PM PDT by Fai Mao
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To: ConservativeStatement

no and hail no


17 posted on 11/01/2012 12:44:24 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Broward schools do not close for Christian holidays.

This is why I am glad I homeschool my Broward kids. It’s hard being a single mom, working full time, but pray it keeps working.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 2:04:27 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Broward County public schools are being asked to close for two Islamic holidays a year under a controversial proposal before the district's Diversity Committee.

Any school district with a Diversity Committee deserves what it gets.

19 posted on 11/01/2012 2:46:01 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

They mean that only a small fraction of the parents in the district returned the surveys, so they have to extrapolate - i.e., take a guess - as to how many families are Moslem, and then how many students those families represent.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 3:19:36 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Decency requires that they be voted out of office as an act of urgent political hygiene." ~Steyn)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Another reason to separate school and state, avoid politicizing religion.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 4:36:53 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Ray76
In most school districts in Florida, Spring Break is not tied specifically to Easter. It moves around a bit, depending upon when the state schedules testing, and what is negotiated with the teachers’ union. Usually it falls before or after Easter.

In our district, as in most in north Florida, there are two or three choices for employees to choose from, that have been developed by a joint committee of school administrators and teacher union members. the employees vote and the calendar is set for the following year.

Spring arrives in North Florida in mid to late February. Spring Break has been set as early as mid March and mid April. I always rooted for an early Spring Break, so I could take my children to northern areas to snow ski.

My concern is when the Muslims start demanding that school not be conducted on Friday, because it is their day of worship. With the economy as bad as it is, I thought for a while that a demand for longer school days, and four day school weeks would come to the foreground. Once in place, a cry of discrimination would arise, when school returned to a Monday through Friday schedule.

Please remember the word holiday originally meant holy day. We observed the Sabbath and Christian day of worship, because of our Jewish/Christian heritage.

No matter what Barak Hussein Obama says, Islam had no part in the development of our nation, other than enslaving millions of Africans and selling them to European slave traders for transport to America.

How any Black can take a Muslim name, knowing how so many of their ancestors came to be slaves, is beyond me. What they forget is that their ancestors got to keep their manly parts, when they came to America, but their ancestors brothers, who went into Muslim lands were castrated, and became eunuchs. My understanding is that the Arabic word for a black person, and slave are the same word. If this isn't correct, please let me know.

22 posted on 11/01/2012 4:47:20 AM PDT by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m sorry,, a tardy idea if ever I’d heard one.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 9:05:24 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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