A group of Muslim parents in New Jersey show outrage at a local school board meeting for deciding not to shut down in honor of an Islamic holiday.
Are you one of the few individuals in this country who doesn’t believe Islam’s main goal is to take over the world and force everyone to cater to their religion and every whim or die?
Well, wait until you hear what they told the school board:
“We’re going to be the majority soon.”
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.
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.
So their line of reasoning for wanting the school to take this holiday off is so they can force their religious beliefs on everyone else? I mean, sure, schools take off for Christmas — sorry, I mean “winter break” — but the holiday itself has become so secularized it’s connection to Christianity is hardly recognizable in culture any more.
What’s worse is the school has offered an acceptable solution by giving children a religious exemption for not attending that day, yet they’re rejecting this idea. There’s literally no excuse to be hostile over this.
While the Muslim population is definitely exploding here in America, they’re still a minority, and the rest of us shouldn’t be forced to cater to their religious practices.
And where are the “Separation of Church and State” liberals on this one? It’s almost as if they show preferential treatment to Muslims over Christians or something. Hmmmm…..