Two Muslim Holy Days Could Become Public School Holidays Under NYC Mayoral Winner
Public schools in New York, the biggest city in the U.S., might institute days off on certain Muslim holy days, since both mayoral candidates vying for office say they support such a move.
Bill de Blasio, the Democratic candidate, and Joe Lhota, the Republican, have said Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha should be added to the holiday calendar along with other major religious observations, including Christmas, Good Friday, and Rosh Hashanah, the New York Daily News reports.
It has been getting some publicity, and while we see some articles that Anglophones in Great Britain can relate to, we don't see many from Australia, New Zealand or from our neighbor to the north, Canada.
I think the flood in Calgary got little notice from any of us, and also what is getting little notice from us is that Calgary (a major metropolitan area in North America, yes, there are some that aren't in the U.S.! is first one not only to have a Muhammadan mayor Nenshi triumphant: ‚ÄėCalgarians have spoken loud and clear‚Äô but also re-elected him. An interesting article.
Why is it that the American Civil Liberties Union and other morons are not fighting the idea of those two Muslim holy days becoming public school holidays? They would be fighting to keep Christian holy days out of public schools. Liberals are hypocrites.