Skip to comments.Both Bill de Blasio, Joe Lhota say schools should close on Muslim holidays (NYC)
Posted on 10/17/2013 5:57:35 AM PDT by jimbo123
No matter who is elected mayor next month, city kids will likely find two new vacation days on the school calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, the holiest days of the Muslim year.
Both Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota say schools should close on the two holidays, just as they do for major Jewish and Christian days.
It's a matter of "respect" for a religion practiced by an estimated 13 percent of city school kids, de Blasio said Wednesday at a campaign rally with Muslim groups in Brooklyn.
"The origins of this nation (are) people of many different faiths coming together
That's why we have to respect Muslim faiths by providing the Eid school holidays for children in our school system," de Blasio said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
But there are no closures for Christmas — it’s a winter break.
Sharia law coming to New York.
Muslims were frikkin' unHEARD of a mere 20 or so years ago .. they were someone foreign in a middle eastern land .. but we didn't really know about them nor cared ... because we considered ourselves a Christian nation (with problems, of course ... but basically, Christian)
So the frikkin' Muslims are newcomers ... interlopers, if you will, considering the smelly weight they throw around and the equally repugnant obeisance too many people of position and/or power are paying.
No, we DON'T have to recognize them ...
NOT UNTIL THEY RECOGNIZE US !!!!
New York schools already close for Christmas and Easter/Passover and Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
For now...until the muzzies take over completely or threaten to blow them up!
DeBlasio will take NYC down the sewer so fast it’ll be like Dinkins all over again. The fake republican is a coward who is only slightly to the right of DeBlasio. NYC is goin’ down.
Excellent point! I suppose I would not have a particular problem with this were the same people not constantly at war with Christmas and Easter.
Now were gonna have IED holidays ?
They’ll get it. There is a real push to keep schools open all year. As we chip away at the school year with more and more holidays and “spring breaks”, etc. it will be easier to market.
Summer vacation was created in an agriculture based economy. You needed the kids to work the farm in the summer and mom managed a household that needed a full time manager. That paradigm doesn’t apply any more.
There is no reason for a summer vacation and there are plenty of advantages to full year K-12. For starters, and this is huge - in a culture where both parents are slaves to jobs outside the home, you need daycare all year round. Schools do that pretty well. And the government can further dumb down the future population, pulling them even further from the influence of their parents.
Not that I am in favor of it and, in all seriousness, if I had school age kids now they would be home schooled. But this future is so clear to see for me that it is as if it has already happened.
Give it five years.
Wow... a long, far cry from Rudy Giuliani...
Of course, this gesture will assure that Muslims do not engage in future random acts of terrorism in New York City. How big-hearted these politicians are!
They’ll be the first in line WHEN the Mohammedans bomb NYC AGAIN asking for federal funds. I say GTHNYC; you lie down with dogs and you wake up with fleas.
13% ofNYC school children is a scary number, and they mean to have many many more.
Both [the heavily favored] Democrat Bill de Blasio and [trailing] Republican Joe Lhota say schools should close on the two holidays, just as they do for major Jewish and Christian days. It's a matter of "respect" for a religion practiced by an estimated 13 percent of city school kids, de Blasio said Wednesday at a campaign rally with Muslim groups in Brooklyn. "The origins of this nation (are) people of many different faiths coming together That's why we have to respect Muslim faiths by providing the Eid school holidays for children in our school system," de Blasio said.It's a Festivus for the Rest of Us ping.
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