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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I have never seen a public school close on Jewish holidays.

    When I was in school, I stayed home on those days and brought a note the next day just like everybody else did.

    Why would the Christians get a Jewish Holiday off and why would anybody but a Muslim get their days off.

    Why are Muslims so special as to close the whole school and put every other student behind for that day?
    Muslims aren't any more special than the Christians whose holidays get official recognition.

    Besides, there is literally no cause to worry about anyone falling behind, just end school for the year a couple of days later. Ta-da!
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Actually, most school districts have their asses covered with that one, they don't have a Christmas holiday off. In fact, they have a winter break and Christmas just happens to fall there, but so does New Years Eve so it isn't a Christmas holiday, it's a Winter Break. I notice that Easter used to be within the Spring Break but that doesn't seem to be always true anymore, and no other day seems to be off if Easter doesn't fall within the Spring Break.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    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 TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Muslims aren't any more special than the Christians whose holidays get official recognition.
    The only Christian holiday that can be argued for is Christmas.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Comments like this are why white people still garner so much distrust from blacks.
    Why would using strong words to point out that Muslims have become the next group it is socially acceptable to fear and hate do any such thing?
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    The only Christian holiday that can be argued for is Christmas.
    I'm not sure I understand.

    My immediate thought was Easter in addition to Christmas.

    Did I misinterpret your statement?
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm not sure I understand.

    My immediate thought was Easter in addition to Christmas.
    When are schools let out for Easter?
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    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.
    There were plenty of vocal people involved in the civil rights movement. The problem wasn't silence, it was the general acceptance of the attitudes that had to be resisted. Seems like every time I turn around, resentment to all of Islam has picked up a little more steam.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This is the problem with mixing religion and state. If you want your kids celebrating your religious holidays, they can go to religious charter schools - or better yet - don't bring them to school that day. You don't have a right to make everyone else observe your religious events.
    The funny thing is, my only issue with this is that it's "Out of Respect for Islam". The schools shouldn't be dictating their holiday schedules based on "respect" for any religion.

    Now if the school wants to establish that a certain percentage of the school population being absent would constitute a significant disruption and distraction to the educational process, and then provide a reasonable argument that a particular religious holiday is likely to cause that percentage of absent students to be met, I'd understand and accept a school changing their "off days" schedule to account for that.

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I don't care what they call it now, a rose by any other name is still a rose.
    Well that's entirely foolish. Winter Break would be when it is regardless of Christmas. There a so many religions that have year end holidays, it's sor tof respectful to all, and though Christmas has been the sole focus, and perhaps Hanaka, but it's expanding and schools to avoid issues are starting to use the year end to learn about religions rather than practice them... It's coming along. Besides that teachers would demand a holiday about then, they need the break. So the break would happen either way, might be a week or offset, but it'd be roughly right where it is. So you can rant, but it really isn't a rose anymore, in most public schools.
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