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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Sentiments like that, delivered even in jest, are why I call Muslims the new niggers.
    I know you did not initiate this derailment but in support of your point, isn't lumping all Muslims in with a group of extremists like assuming all Christians are members of Westboro?
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    In New York, they close on Rosh Hashanah.



    They are not: it is simply sensible and practical to close schools on Muslim holidays in the areas where Muslims are a significant part of the population. In Dearborn, MI schools are closed on Eid-al-Fitr, and it doesn't seem to bother anyone.
    In some ways it's probably helpful to parents who have to pay for daycare. School years are a specific number of days that have a set # of hours or more, so by having more holidays spread out, it shortens the summer break and helps parents spread out the cost of day care to other months when they may be more flush.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Sentiments like that, delivered even in jest, are why I call Muslims the new niggers.
    Comments like this are why white people still garner so much distrust from blacks.

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    To the religious.
    No, to society. Religious holidays may only have RELIGIOUS significance to the religious, but they have social significance, academic significance, historical significance and many other types of significance to the rest of society as well. I highly doubt any non-Christian would say that absolutely that Christmas is insignificant because that would be a highly ignorant statement. The same is true for Jewish, Muslim and other holidays, particularly where the religious population in question is noticeable.

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Sentiments like that, delivered even in jest, are why I call Muslims the new niggers.
    I totally see your point. I think though truly it is expanded to anyone obviously Middle Eastern regardless of religion. I don't think it will ever be as bad since more folks are more vocal, like yourself, than they were for blacks back in the day.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Your the reason people send their kids to private schools. When the liberals are done Christmas won't even be a holiday anymore. sad, really. but dogs bark, fish swim, and libs....cancel christmas

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    This would definitely have gotten me to convert to islam. Anything for a day off high school.
    Well, you wouldn't have to would you?


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTrumps View Post
    Your the reason people send their kids to private schools. When the liberals are done Christmas won't even be a holiday anymore. sad, really. but dogs bark, fish swim, and libs....cancel christmas
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Religious holidays may only have RELIGIOUS significance to the religious, but they have social significance, academic significance, historical significance and many other types of significance to the rest of society as well.
    Exactly. I am an atheist, but I sincerely do not understand the drive to expel the joy of Christmas (for example) from our public life. Generations of people grew up with good memories and good habits (like, you know, charitable giving or taking time to reflect on your life) centered around that special time of year.

    What humorless moron would want to flush all that down the toilet, just to feel bloody righteous, on some narrow ideological point?

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    No, to society.
    Nope, to the religious. More specifically to the religious in power - which is why there is a selective remembrance of religious events. We don't stop schools for the faiths of every religious movement. We stop it for those which are decreed to be important to some religious. And yet if we were to go by your incredibly low standards of what is and isn't significant, we could find an excuse to basically have the entire year off due to what was it? The "cultural, social and academic" significant of every event which fits your description.
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