Montgomery County’s school board effectively turned down a request from leaders of the county’s Muslim community to recognize two Islamic holy days next school year with official days off.
Washington Post In reaction to the school board saying they could not simply add a school closing for a Muslim religious occasion, Samira Hussein, a Muslim leader, said she was disappointed by the board’s decision and objected to what she sees as a lack of understanding.
“I’d like to see them on Christmas Day or Easter or Yom Kippur — how would they feel if their children had to leave their home, the warmth, and go to school?” she asked. “How would they feel if they were in our shoes?” (If they were in any Muslim country on earth – God forbid – they WOULD be in your shoes, and wouldn’t bitch about it)
“I think it’s important to recognize this is not a ‘no’ forever,” said John Mannes, the board’s student member (and future dhimmi-in-training).
At Tuesday’s meeting and afterward, several Muslim (Hamas-linked CAIR) leaders called for fairness as they noted Montgomery’s lineup of Jewish and Christian school holidays, including Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, Christmas and Good Friday.
Their testimony followed several months of effort to push for greater recognition of the Islamic holidays, particularly Eid al-Adha, which falls in mid-October next year and honors the prophet Abraham for his willingness to sacrifice his son for God. (Abraham was NOT a goddamn Muslim prophet, nor was Jesus or Moses, as Muslims like to pretend)
Muslim leaders and parents stepped up the campaign last week, sending more than 500 e-mails to Montgomery administrators and elected officials, organizers said. (And there were a lot more emails opposed to Muslim holidays) “All we’re asking for is equality under the law,” said Mudusar Raza, president of Maryland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. (Muslims are supremacists, they don’t believe in equality) Now, families struggle on holidays, with children feeling a need to be in two places at once, he said. “You feel like your kids are missing out on their heritage,” he said . (Then go back to Saudi Arabia or whatever other Islamic hellhole you crawled out of)
Raza said he realizes that the school system cannot accommodate every religion with a no-school holiday but said objective criteria should be used to consider requests. (It was. Islam lost. This is STILL a country founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Islam is the antithesis of all of them) Samira Hussein, a Muslim leader who is the parent of adult children, said she was disappointed by the board’s decision and objected to what she sees as a lack of understanding. (It is precisely the understanding of Islam that is causing more and more Americans to reject it in every way they can)
Eight of Maryland’s 24 school systems close for the two Jewish holidays, and none close for Muslim holidays, school officials said.
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