By Thomas Madison
Another case of liberal political correctness gone wild.
Bill De Blasio opened a HUGE can of camel dung six months ago when he caved to Muslim demands that New York City schools be closed for the Muslim religious holiday, Eid al-Adha, which takes place this Thursday.
The Jersey City School Board last week denied the same demand from its Muslim community, citing an undue burden on parents due to having only six days notice for the closure.
To hell with that! Don’t use timing as an excuse. Tell them, in no uncertain terms, that the School Board does not adhere to their cult. Many schools have already removed ALL religious holidays from their school calendars, scheduling “Winter Break” in place of “Christmas Break.”
Boasted one Muslim woman to the board, “We’re no longer the minority…. We’re going to be the majority soon!”
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From Jon Street, The Blaze
The Jersey City Board of Education voted last week not to close schools for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, one of the most important holidays for Muslims.
School board members in New Jersey made their decision Thursday despite appeals from Muslim attendees who showed up to advocate that the board change the school schedule.
At one point, things became so heated that an official urged security to “take charge” of the situation. At least one person was seen on video being escorted from the meeting.
“We feel alienated from the Board of Education, we feel alienated from this system,” Omar Abouelkhair told WNBC-TV.
“We’re going to be the majority soon,” another said.
But board member Gerald Lyons suggested there is a perfectly valid reason for having school on Thursday, telling residents that closing school with just six days’ notice would cause “undue hardship” for 5,000 to 10,000 parents who might not have anywhere else to send their kids.
Lyons also reminded that students can still take the day off as an excused religious absence, meaning they would not face a penalty for doing so. Others noted that the school does not let out for the Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.