Dec 3 2008
“It is with much regret that we have had to cancel this year’s Christmas performances. This is due to the Eid celebrations that take place next week and its effect on our performers.”
Greenwood Junior School sent out a letter to parents saying the three-day festival of Eid al-Adha, which takes place between December 8 and 11, meant that Muslim children would be off school.
That meant planning for the traditional nativity play were shelved because the school felt it would be too difficult to run both celebrations side by side.
The move has left parents furious.
Janette Lynch, whose seven-year-old son Keanu attends the school, in Sneinton, Nottingham, said: “The head has a whole year to plan for Eid and so she should be able to plan for both religious festivals.
She said a letter, sent from “The staff at Greenwood Junior School’, said: “It is with much regret that we have had to cancel this year’s Christmas performances. This is due to the Eid celebrations that take place next week and its effect on our performers.”
The school is to hold a number of children’s Eid activities for those pupils who do not take two days off to celebrate with their families.
Following outrage from parents, the school was forced to send out a second letter saying that the Christmas play would be done in January. It added: “The Christmas performance has not been cancelled outright but has been postponed until the New Year.“
Gee, I wonder why the parents are so outraged, seeing as how the Muslims are such loyal citizens of the UK? RIP Great Britain, you were great until you sold your soul to the IslamoFascists.
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