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CAIR Demands That Maryland Schools Close For Islamic Holidays
Gateway Pundit ^ | September 25, 2013 | John Hawkins

Posted on 09/25/2013 3:11:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On the one hand, it’s a good idea to be respectful of religious holidays. However, in a nation like America that has people from every faith on earth, if all of us took a holiday every time some religion had a holy day, we’d never get anything done. The Council on American–Islamic Relations would apparently be just fine with that.

Standing in front of the Montgomery County Council Office Building in Rockville, Northwest High School senior Anhar Karim said he is one of many students in the county who have faced a hard decision related to two Muslim holidays. Karim said that when a holiday conflicts with school, he can either celebrate and miss class or go to school and miss the celebration. “We are forcing our students into an unreasonable decision,” said Karim, who is president of the Montgomery County Muslim Student Association. Karim and other speakers urged Montgomery County Public Schools to close when classes fall on Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr during a Monday press conference held by the Maryland chapter of the Council of American Islamic Relations and the Equality for Eid Coalition. Eid al-Adha celebrates sacrifice to God and falls on Oct. 15 this year. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and was Aug. 8. The dates of the holidays change because of the Islam lunar calendar. The coalition, which is sponsored by the council, formed about a year ago to pursue a long-standing goal for the school closures. Percentage wise, there really aren’t very many Muslims in the United States and once you get outside of say, Michigan, you could probably make just as good a case that Hindus, Scientologists, and Voodoo practitioners deserve holidays off as Muslims. That’s not a slap at Muslims; it’s just the demographic reality of the country. So, no, schools shouldn’t be taking Islamic holidays off.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cair; caliphate; freakstate; islam; jihad; maryamistan; maryamland; maryland; muslimdemands; rop; sharia; wtf
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Of course they do.
1 posted on 09/25/2013 3:11:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CAIR is a terrorist front group. We don’t need to listen to their ‘demands’.


2 posted on 09/25/2013 3:13:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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CAIR MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD Demands That Maryland Schools Close For Islamic Holidays...fixed
3 posted on 09/25/2013 3:14:03 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My religion (which I just invented) demands that I be awarded an A for any course I take.
If I threaten to behead (excuse me, warn of possible consequences to) school officials, will I get my way on this, just like the Muslims?


4 posted on 09/25/2013 3:14:06 PM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And I demand they leave the US.


5 posted on 09/25/2013 3:14:31 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
CAIR:

Completely Asinine Islamic Retards

6 posted on 09/25/2013 3:15:45 PM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Communities that have a lot of people of a religio-ethnic background that celebrates certain non-Christian holidays often WILL remember those holidays with days off their schools. It’s seen a lot in Jewish neighborhoods, and God bless them.

However when they don’t, generally the minority peoples thus affected don’t complain — they count what they believe God wants as more important and act that way — and the schools understand and there is no fuss.


7 posted on 09/25/2013 3:16:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maryland and the other blue states will fold.


8 posted on 09/25/2013 3:16:29 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: svcw
Dear Maryland,

I pray you grow a pair and tell the bastards (we never hear of family ... DO we ? .. just the idiot kids that get caught. Maybe they're ALL bastards .. hmmm ?) ..

to go f*** themselves.

9 posted on 09/25/2013 3:18:09 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: maddog55

These demands are only the beginning. Wait until all school girls are wearing burkha’s and they all bow down and pray to Allah a few times during the school day.


10 posted on 09/25/2013 3:18:14 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: skeeter

Do what the Feds do. Declare your religion/holidays and get to take the day off. Let the rest of us work.

Jeeez, it’s not that Muslims are a significant element (other than black muslimes). Although with current immigration enforcement, it’s hard to tell.


11 posted on 09/25/2013 3:18:15 PM PDT by plangent
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kick them the hell out. Oh, I forgot. They’re our fearless leader’s buddies.


12 posted on 09/25/2013 3:19:55 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

well, if you have to miss school for a day, what’s the big deal???

Back in my day, there were quite a few Jewish students in my school. On Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana(sp?), they were absent. Nobody made demands that the school close to accomodate their religion. Why do we need to bend over backwards to appease Islam in this manner? To prove how liberal we are?

take the day off if you need to. Sheesh. Why do we need to change every aspect of society so that some minority is not offended????


13 posted on 09/25/2013 3:20:09 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Montgomery County Muslim Student Association

The what?

14 posted on 09/25/2013 3:22:25 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Back in my day, there were quite a few Jewish students in my school. On Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana(sp?), they were absent. Nobody made demands that the school close to accomodate their religion. Why do we need to bend over backwards to appease Islam in this manner? To prove how liberal we are?

I agree, but the Jewish holidays are not a great example in this case - Montgomery County schools are closed for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (which fell on a Saturday this year).

15 posted on 09/25/2013 3:23:53 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Dahoser

“Maryland and the other blue states will fold.”

I don’t think NJ will; we have too many imports from around the world (they’d have to do the same for Hindus, Buddhists, Rastafarians, etc.).


16 posted on 09/25/2013 3:24:50 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (The talking heads have admitted is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When do muslims observe “Execute a rape victim for fornication day”? How about “Saw off a kuffir’s head day”?

We all have questions.


17 posted on 09/25/2013 3:25:18 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: skeeter

So they want to go to the mall or what?


18 posted on 09/25/2013 3:26:33 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Jackwagons of the United States You Have Wrecked My Country)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I demand all Maryland schools teach Christian values, about our savior Jesus, and how to discern good from evil. Evil such as a blood thirsty cult willing to perform sadistic acts of terror around the world on a daily basis.

CAIR can stick it up their smelly obama.


19 posted on 09/25/2013 3:28:37 PM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: floriduh voter

Perhaps the threat is implicit.


20 posted on 09/25/2013 3:28:52 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
feh...

21 posted on 09/25/2013 3:30:27 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hard to believe that just twelve years ago we watched civilian passenger jets, hijacked by islamic terrorists, slam into high rises, the pentagon, and a remote field, murdering thousands of innocents. And now they’re telling our schools what to teach, what to eat, and when to have the day off. Our country is being murdered from inside folks.


22 posted on 09/25/2013 3:31:57 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: skeeter
CAIR is a terrorist front group.

/echo

23 posted on 09/25/2013 3:32:54 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Think there'd be a problem in having January 23rd declared a school holiday? It's John Moses Browning's birthday...

In the beginning was the 1911, and the 1911 was the pistol, and it was good. And behold the Lord said, thou shalt not muck with my disciple John's design for it is good and it worketh. For John made the 1911, and lo all of his weapons, from the designs which I, the Lord, gave him upon the mountain.

And shouldst thou muck with it and hang all manner of foul implements upon it, and profane its internal parts, thou shalt surely have malfunctions, and in the midst of battle thou shalt surely come to harm. And as the ages passed, men in their ignorance and arrogance didst forget the word of the Lord and began to profane the 1911. The tribe of the gamesman did place recoil spring guides and extended slide releases upon the 1911, and their metalsmiths didst tighten the tolerances and alter parts to their liking, their clarity of mind being clouded by lust.

The artisans did hang all manner of foul implements upon the 1911 and did so alter it that it became impractical to purchase. For lo, the artisans did charge a great tax upon the purchasers of the 1911 so that the lowly field worker could not afford one. And the profaning of the internal parts didst render it unworkable when the dust of the land fell upon it. And lo, they did install adjustable sights, which are an abomination unto the Lord, for they doth break and lose their zero when thou dost need true aim. And those who have done so will be slain in great numbers by their enemies in the great battle.

And it came to pass that the Lord didst see the abomination wrought by man and didst cause, as He had warned, fearful malfunction to come upon the abominations and upon the artisans who thought they could do no wrong. Seeing the malfunctions and the confusion of men the Lord of the underworld did see an opportunity to further ensnare man and didst bring forth pistols made of plastic, whose form was such that they looked and felt like a brick, yet the eyes of man being clouded, they were consumed by the plastic pistol and did buy vast quantities of them.

And being a deceitful spirit the Devil did make these plastic pistols unamenable to the artisans of earth and they were unable to muck much with the design, and lo these pistols did function.

And the evil one also brought forth pistols in which the trigger didst both cock and fire them, and which require a 'Dingus' to make them appear safe.

But man being stupid did not understand these new pistols and did proceed to shoot themselves with the plastic pistol, and with the trigger cocking pistols, for lo, their manual of arms required great intelligence which man had long since forsaken.

Yet man did not repent of his evil ways, but continued to gloat over these new pistols blaming Satan for the negligent discharges which they themselves had committed. And when man had been totally ensnared with the plastic pistol the Devil didst cause a plague of the terrible Ka-BOOM to descend upon man and the plastic pistols delivered their retribution upon men. And there was great wailing and gnashing of teeth in the land.

Then seeing that the eyes of man were slowly being opened and that man was truly sorrowful for his sinful misdeeds, the Lord did send his messengers in the form of artisans who did hear and obey the teachings of the Prophet and who didst restore the profaned 1911's to their proper configuration, and lo, to the amazement of men they didst begin to work as the Prophet intended.


24 posted on 09/25/2013 3:32:58 PM PDT by jdege
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To: SpaceBar

And it’s an inside job.


25 posted on 09/25/2013 3:33:24 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They really like pushing buttons, don’t they?


26 posted on 09/25/2013 3:34:14 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Chode

PRICELESS !!


27 posted on 09/25/2013 3:35:04 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I demand that CAIR take their opinions and go back to Saudi Arabia with them.


28 posted on 09/25/2013 3:35:22 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Ted Cruz for President!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

how about eff off cair


29 posted on 09/25/2013 3:36:02 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Close school to celebrate the World’s oldest war machine. Ingenious!


30 posted on 09/25/2013 3:36:17 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is getting frightening. What are our children and grandchildren facing?


31 posted on 09/25/2013 3:36:20 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Proven Truths About CAIR -
CAIR Filed A Lawsuit Over The Following Anti-CAIR Statements. CAIR Retreated From Their Lawsuit During Discovery.
CAIR Agreed To Forever Drop All Of The Claims That Were In, Or Could Have Been In, Their Complaint.
These Words Were Never Found To Be False, They Were Never Retracted,
And Remain Posted On Anti-CAIR’s Website.

(Read: CAIR Backs Down From Anti-CAIR)

*************

Let there be no doubt that the Council on American-Islamic Relations
is a terrorist supporting front organization that is partially funded
by terrorists, and that CAIR wishes nothing more than the
implementation of Sharia Law in America.

CAIR has proven links to, and was founded by, Islamic Terrorists.
CAIR actively supports terrorists and terrorist-supporting
groups and nations.

CAIR is an organization founded by Hamas supporters which seeks
to overthrow Constitutional government in the United States
and replace it with an Islamist theocracy using our own
Constitution as protection.

CAIR was started by Hamas members and is supported by
terrorist supporting individuals, groups and countries.

CAIR is not in the United States to promote the civil rights of Muslims.
CAIR is here to make radical Islam the dominant religion in the
United States and convert our country into an Islamic theocracy.

CAIR receives direct funding from Islamic terrorist
supporting countries.

*************

- Read Here -
The Legal Details From Court Documents Of
CAIR’s Failed Lawsuit Against Anti-CAIR

* * * *

- What They Say About CAIR -

*U.S. Senator Richard Durbin: “[CAIR is] unusual in its extreme rhetoric and its associations
with groups that are suspect”

*U.S. Senator Charles Schumer: “we know [CAIR] has ties to terrorism”
“intimate links with Hamas”

Statements From Sept. 2003 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism,
Technology and Homeland Security

* * * *

*U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer: “To praise [CAIR] because they haven’t been indicted
is like somebody saying, ‘I’m not a crook’”

“We made a bad mistake not researching the organization”

Sen. Boxer discussing her decision to rescind award given to CAIR Official

* * * *
*U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster: “Time and again [CAIR] has shown itself to be nothing more
than an apologist for groups bent on the destruction of Israel
and Islamic domination over the West,”

* * * *

Since its founding in 1994, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and its employees have combined, conspired,
and agreed with third parties, including, but not limited to, the Islamic Association for Palestine (“IAP”), the
Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (“HLF”), the Global Relief Foundation (“GRF”), and foreign
nationals hostile to the interests of the United States, to provide material support to known terrorist organizations,
to advance the Hamas agenda, and to propagate radical Islam. The Council on American-Islamic Relations,
and certain of its officers, directors, and employees, have acted in support of, and in furtherance of, this conspiracy.
(From “Response” To CAIR)

* * * *
— Points to Ponder —
CAIR Employees And Officials Support Terror

Senior CAIR employee Randall Todd Royer, a/k/a “Ismail” Royer, pled guilty and was sentenced to twenty years in prison
for participating in a network of militant jihadists centered in Northern Virginia. He admitted to aiding and abetting three persons
who sought training in a terrorist camp in Pakistan for the purpose of waging jihad against American troops in Afghanistan.
Royer’s illegal actions occurred while he was employed with CAIR

CAIR’s Director of Community Relations, Bassem Khafagi , was arrested by the United States due to his ties with a
terror-financing front group. Khafagi pled guilty to charges of visa and bank fraud, and agreed to be deported to Egypt.
Khafagi’s illegal actions occurred while he was employed by CAIR.

On December 18, 2002, Ghassan Elashi, founding board member of CAIR-Texas, a founder of the Holy Land Foundation,
and a brother-in-law of Musa Abu Marzook , was arrested by the United States and charged with, among other things,
making false statements on export declarations, dealing in the property of a designated terrorist organization, conspiracy
and money laundering. Ghassan Elashi committed his crimes while working at CAIR, and was found Guilty.

CAIR Board Member Imam Siraj Wahaj, an un-indicted co-conspirator in the first World Trade Center bombing,
has called for replacing the American government with an Islamic caliphate, and warned that America will crumble
unless it accepts Islam.

Rabih Haddad served as a CAIR Fundraiser. Haddad was co-founder of the Global Relief Foundation (“GRF”).
GRF was designated by the US Treasury Department for financing the Al Qaida and other terrorist organizations
and its assets were frozen by the US Government on December 14, 2001.

Consistent with Hamas ideology, CAIR has served as a conduit for the distribution of materials and funds from foreign nationals
to groups and institutions within the United States for the purpose of promoting radical Islam and Hamas ideology,
and attacked Islamic clerics and scholars who reject radical Islam and the Hamas agenda.

************************

* Read The Anti-CAIR Report *
- The Council on American-Islamic Relations Created For Hamas -
An FBI Investigation Reveals CAIR’s Founder Omar Ahmad
“A Leader Of The Palestinian Committee”


32 posted on 09/25/2013 3:36:30 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Ted Cruz for President!)
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To: skeeter

It definitely is.


33 posted on 09/25/2013 3:36:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like we have a range of dates from which to choose for scheduling Bacon Fest 2014


34 posted on 09/25/2013 3:37:43 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It will probably happen too.


35 posted on 09/25/2013 3:39:15 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maryland, being Maryland, will cave.


36 posted on 09/25/2013 3:44:58 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: skeeter
. . . We don’t need to listen to their ‘demands’.

Yeah and in fact ultra orthodox Jews around us are just about to conclude their Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, they don't have muslim bro equivalent to expect non ultra orthrodox to celebrate, too, not even their non religious co-Jews.

37 posted on 09/25/2013 3:45:01 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I say that we meet CAIR's demand....with a big IGNORE.
38 posted on 09/25/2013 3:46:08 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

10 bucks say Maryland caves, and unconstitutionally grants the terrorists their wish..


39 posted on 09/25/2013 3:47:25 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama, America's first woman president..)
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To: skeeter

The DOJ made it law for muslim teachers to get time off from school to go to mecca. Don’t think that this won’t happen too.


40 posted on 09/25/2013 3:49:41 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: hamboy
The Jews and Christians have no equivalent for 'creeping Sharia'.

Islamic holidays off today, meat cleavers to the infidels' throats tomorrow.

41 posted on 09/25/2013 3:50:46 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Provide education vouchers for use at any school which can meet certain standards. Such schools can set any holidays they wish.


42 posted on 09/25/2013 3:51:54 PM PDT by Rainier1789 (My Constitution has a 2nd and 10th Amendment)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t CAIR.


43 posted on 09/25/2013 3:53:37 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Simple decision, it really is. If you do not like how our country does things then get the h e ll out. You do not have the right to change things to the liking of your cult.

This is simple. We need to take a good look at how they handled these morons down under. Many of them left and that is a good thing.

44 posted on 09/25/2013 3:56:40 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
if the muslims want public schools closed on muslim holidays, then they need to move to a country that shares that belief
45 posted on 09/25/2013 4:01:03 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
yup, the poor kid's really been getting a workout lately...
46 posted on 09/25/2013 4:04:34 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

In the old, real world, a number of schools were closed for Jewish holidays in the major cities (mine was Baltimore), because Jewish students and staff constituted the majority in some neighborhood.

Some schools were open but more for catch-up time.

Nobody died, no one went crazy. The city schools were closed for Christmas and I believe some were closed for Good Friday (or had excused absences).

This was a time when Jews and Christians had pretty good relations, esp. in the school systems, where administrators, principals and staff were able to work out reasonable accomodations for each religious group.

Today, “diversity” has destroyed this long-time balance but as one commentor postulated, each religious group could ask for the schools to be closed on their most holy holidays (and their rationale would be correct).

The old recognized “excused absences” technique would resolve all these problems without interferring with anyone’s religious practicies.

Heck. One of my classmates (and his friends), took off for Greek Christmas (Greek Orthodox - it helps when your father is the head of the local church). We thought that it was “cool” because we didn’t know much about Greek Orthodoxy and why they went by a different calendar. But we learned, and had respect for them.

Now, one of my classmates, in a truly early effort to promote “diversity”, took off for Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur, Christmas, Greek Christmas, and Chinese New Years.

Unfortunately we were a few years too early to celebrate Vietnamese New Year “Tet”, and the fake holiday of Kwanza (why anyone made a holiday to celebrate a Kwanzset Hut is beyond me).

Otherwise, Phil would have joyfully celebrated them too in the spirit of universal brotherhood and taking another day off from school.

As for CAIR, who CARES? They are Islamic jihadist subversives and should be treated as such. But with Marxist O’Malley in charge of Maryland, you never know whether he will order a “surrender” to this religious fanatics. The same for the governorship ambitious Doug Gansler.

In Maryland, the “M” could stand for “Moslem”.


47 posted on 09/25/2013 4:05:48 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is 9/11 on their list?


48 posted on 09/25/2013 4:11:54 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: floriduh voter

#18” After the Islamic jihadist massacres at the Mumbai Mall in India and the Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, your question is rhetorical.


49 posted on 09/25/2013 4:12:12 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anhar Karim said he is one of many students in the county who have faced a hard decision related to two Muslim holidays.

Hey, Anhole: you won't need to face that hard decision if you move to Saudi Arabia or one of those fine Middle Eastern latrines where islime is the law of the land. There, your betters will decide for you.

There are no muslime "holidays" in this country as far as I'm concerned. At least none worthy of public recognition.

Except for National Beheading Day, of course ...

50 posted on 09/25/2013 4:18:05 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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