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NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City.
Under the new policy, the city’s 1.1 million-pupil public school system will close on Sept. 24 for Eid al-Adha, which is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, will be observed during summer school in 2016.
“Hundreds of thousands of Muslim families will no longer have to choose between honoring the most sacred days on their calendar or attending school,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in his announcement. [Source]
originally posted by: beezzer
So schools have stopped with religious influences? There's going to be no more "separation of church and state" coming from certain quarters?
Just as long as they recognize all religious holidays. Allow the 10 Commandments back where they have removed them. Allow prayer in school.
Then I'm cool with that.
New York City public schools have long closed for major Jewish holidays such as Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur as well as the Christian holidays of Christmas and Good Friday.
Allow prayer in school.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Outraged Christians incoming...
If we can shut down schools for Christian holidays then why not Muslim ones?
originally posted by: Elton
Relax folks, this won't make your kids Muslim.