NY Mayoral Candidates Pushing For 2 Official Muslim Holidays For Schools

For the past couple of years, I’ve written numerous pieces pointing out that the supposed separation of church and state only applies to Christians and Jews, but not to Muslims.  School children across the nation have been barred from celebrating Christmas in any religious fashion whatsoever.  They aren’t allowed to sing traditional Christmas carols that mention Jesus, Savior or manger.  The minute they do, the ACLU and other anti-Christian groups are running to the closest court to file lawsuits to prevent any hint of Christianity in a school’s Christmas celebration.

Easter and Good Friday are not allowed to be celebrated in public schools.  Kids have been prevented from handing out invitations to Easter Egg hunts.  Graduating seniors are being denied the privilege of attending a Baccalaureate service to commemorate their achievement.

But Muslims are already enjoying the privilege of religious school functions.  In Dearborn, Michigan, a high school held a special prom for female Muslim students only since they are not allowed to socialize with boys.  The ACLU was loudly silent when this took place.  They did not object to a public high school holding a religious event for Muslims only.

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Now, two candidates for Mayor of New York City are pushing for public schools to add two Islamic holidays to their yearly calendars.  Joe Lhota (R) and Bill de Blasio (D) have both openly endorsed the addition of Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha to the public school calendar.  Eid al-Fitr is the Muslim holiday that celebrates the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha commemorates Abraham’s obedience to God when he was ready to sacrifice his son Isaac to God.

In statements made to the press, de Blasio stated:

“The origins of this nation [are] people of many different faiths coming together.  That’s why we have to respect Muslim faiths by providing the Eid school holidays for children in our school system.”

Lhota agreed with him, saying:

“We have a growing Muslim community in the city of New York, and their religion needs to be respected as all other religions are respected.”

“We’ll have to extend the school days by those two days, but nonetheless those who are Muslim will be allowed to have that day off to celebrate their holidays.”

If that isn’t bad enough, Daniel Dromm, a councilman from Queens is also trying to get the schools to recognize the Hindu holiday of Diwali.  In case you were not aware of it, the public schools in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, Michigan already give students the days off for the Islamic holidays.  Schools in Massachusetts and Vermont are also considering doing the same.

Christians need to start making their voice heard and asking why schools are allowed to celebrate holidays for other religions but not Christianity.  Why are Christians banned from praying at football games but Muslim girls are allowed to hold their own prom?  Why are Christians barred from celebrating the birth of Jesus but Muslims are allowed to celebrate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac?  Why are Christians banned from holding a Baccalaureate service but Muslims are allowed to celebrate the end of Ramadan?

This should cause concern of every Christian in America.  And it should also serve as a warning that our nation is at war with Christianity and replacing it with Islam.


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