Skip to comments.Philadelphia Leads Movement to Add Muslim Holidays to School Calendar
Posted on 06/01/2016 6:21:24 PM PDT by marshmallow
The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar, placing it among the first in the nation to do so.
In what would be an even rarer step, Mayor Kenney said Tuesday he also hopes to adopt the holidays for city workers. He has created a task force to determine how the change can be accomplished.
A spokesman from the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington said his group is not aware of any cities that have included the holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, in their municipal calendars.
"Philadelphia's history is based on being a place where religious freedom is part of its founding ethos," Kenney said at a news conference in City Hall, where he was joined by Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. to announce the new holidays. "Our city was built on the idea that while we may be different in nationality and ethnicity, the city welcomes all to worship and practice the faiths of our culture or our choosing."
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated after the holy month of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha, which signifies Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to God, at the conclusion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Because Islam follows a lunar calendar the dates of the holidays, the two major holidays in the Islamic calendar, change each year. In the 2016-17 school year, they fall in mid-September and late June.
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Can the American students take 9/11 as a holiday?
I LIKE that idea!
I KNEW there was some kind of bigotry going on.
ONLY two days?
Why don't they HONOR the Islamists with the whole month?
OH...for God’s sake.
I think I may convert...after all, then I can take extra days off work, cause Christmas is off anyways!
GW Bush was the first fool to start acknowledging Eid in the White House if I recall correctly.
Religion Of Peace©- GW Bush
Well that doesn’t sound at all like assimilation.
Yeah, where are the Shinto holidays and the Buddist holidays and all the other holidays of REAL religions? Why should Islam be recognized when it is contrary in every shape and form to our belief and our Constitution? STOP the destruction of Christianity!
If it isn’t fags, it’s muzzies. What’s wrong with those people?
They will have to observe Jewish holidays, too.
Gotta be fair.
A subtle satanic twist.
Substituting “religious freedom” for “freedom of religion”.
This Kenney azzhole is your typical libtard moron,he’ll try his best to leave a major city
Worst than how he found it......and succeed
The cancer is spreading.
Hey everybody, look at this! Philadelphia wants to declare two new religious holidays! Man, I am stupid, after hearing from agnostics, atheists, and a million angry liberal groups complaining about the Christmas holiday and how we couldn’t offend anyone, we had to just call it “The holidays” and no more Christmas trees, we now had to call them “Holiday trees” and no more “Merry Christmas”, that might offend someone, certainly government holidays could NEVER be any type of religious holidays. Now Philadelphia wants to declare two new religious holidays, Muslim holidays and the city of Philadelphia will call them religious! Here we go, wait for it, all of those angry groups are going to be so pissed, they are going to blow their tops and start screaming in 3, 2, 1, hey, where are they? You know, me thinks they won’t complain. Me thinks they won’t say a frigging thing. Where in the hell are those chickens..t bastards? Do tell?
Surrendering is their bag?
I always liked the greeting for that holiday, Eid me.
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