Saturday, November 12, 2011

Some Days It's Awfully Hard to Tell the Diff 'Tween "Inclusion" and Sharia

Days like this, for instance:
CAIRO – For the first time in Massachusetts, Cambridge public schools gave all its students a day off to share Muslims their `Eid Al-Adha celebrations, boosting the morals of the state’s Muslim minority.

“We’re ecstatic about this,” Atif Harden, interim executive director of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, told Boston Globe on Monday, November 07.

“This is the first year that it’s going to occur. This sort of recognition of our existence and the population we have, we feel very good about.”

`Eid Al-Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice”, is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations, together with `Eid Al-Fitr.

The day off was approved last year by Cambridge public school officials in an effort to make it easier for Muslim students to observe their highest holy days.

Every year, city schools will close either for `Eid Al-Fitr or `Eid Al-Adha, depending on which holiday falls within the school year.

If both fall within the school calendar, the district will close for only one of those days.

The schools already close for some Christian and Jewish holidays, and School Superintendent Jeffrey Young said the district has a significant number of Muslim students.

“I think this shows that we live up to our values, and our values are of inclusion and of respect,” Young said...
I think it shows you're a clueless dhimmi. But, hey, that's just me.

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