When the Left decided that the word “religion” was bad, they quickly forgot their reason for the declaration. It had nothing to do with religion and everything to do with Christianity. In fact, in Lib-Speak, the word religion is a synonym for Christianity. The trouble with that is they forgot that their own whack-a-doodle belief-set is a religion and they lost the ability to properly deal with a religion that is willing to take them on, toe to tow. They now find themselves giving ground to Muslims on their home turf.
Montgomery County Public Schools will remove religious labels from school holidays, but members of the Islamic community say the adjustments to the school calendar do nothing to gain parity and a day off for the Muslim holiday of Eid.
The school board approved the school calendar for the 2015-2016 school year Tuesday. The calendar will no longer reference specific religious holidays but rather state simply that school will be closed on dates that correspond with holidays, such as Eid, Yom Kippur and Christmas.
Saqib Ali, a former Maryland state delegate and co-chair of Equality for Eid, was not happy with the board of education’s action Tuesday.
“Equality is really what we’re looking for,” Ali said. “Simply saying we’re not going to call this Christmas, and we’re not going to call this Yom Kippur, and still closing the schools, that’s not equality.”
A few things worth mentioning here. Montgomery County is a liberal stronghold. Many of the Cult’s famous members live there. For instance, Chris Mathews lives in the whites-only town of Chevy Chase Village, which is in Montgomery County. It is not Marin County, but more a respectably WASP version of it. The same beliefs, but far less ostentatious.
The big item in that selection is the quote from the savage. The savage says they are looking for equality, which is total nonsense. Islam does not play well with other religions. That’s a fact backed by 1400 years of evidence. The savage is also doing what the Left has always done in America. That is, equate a microscopic minority with the vast majority. There are very few Muslims in America, but they demand equal footing with Jews and Christians, who are orders of magnitude more populous.
Again, we see the similarities between Islam and Liberalism.
Of course, this just points out two things. One is the Founders made an error regarding freedom of religion. It was an error they could not foresee. They never imagined Christian Europeans surrendering to savages on their own lands so they never thought to ban the savage and his religion from America. It’s too late to ban Islam from America, something that will happen one day, but not now. Instead, we should ban all immigration from savage controlled areas. Some will slip in, for sure, but keeping these people in their 50 or so countries should be a priority.
School board members said they were sympathetic to the desire to have Eid recognized and close schools but that legal precedent in Maryland bars them from closing for religious purposes.
“We can’t close for religious holidays. We can only close for operational purposes,” like high absenteeism, school spokesman Dana Tofig said.
That explanation doesn’t sit well with Zainab Chaudry, with the Council on American Islamic Relations.
“What’s really concerning to us is that similar conditions weren’t placed on any other faith community,” Chaudry says.
In the 1970s school officials decided to close on Jewish holidays because of high absenteeism.
But school board member Michael Durso said that the schools effectively close for a religious reason: the schools had high absenteeism because of a religious holiday in the community.
Noting the attempt to move away from favoring religions by instead referring to school days off as “winter break” and “student holidays,” Durso said as long as the Islamic community’s concern for parity wasn’t somehow addressed “it comes off as insensitive, and I just think we cannot afford to be in that light”.
That drew applause from parents who filled the seats in the board of education’s meeting room.
The adoption of the 2015-2016 school calendar does give students the day off on Eid but only because it happens to fall on another school holiday, Yom Kippur.
Several school board members, Chris Barclay, Judy Docca and Michael Durso, made it clear that they want to see a permanent policy change but that discussion would continue.
Board member Judy Docca acknowledged Tuesday’s action does little to satisfy a community that’s been waiting for years to see a change.
The fact that the vast majority of people in the County now have to flush their culture down the drain to satisfy these savages who don’t belong here is never mentioned explicitly. As I’ve said many times, I’m not a religious person. I come from a culture and people who have been shaped by and inspired by Christianity and that heritage is important to me. It is important to the overwhelming majority of people in Montgomery County.
So, the people there should adopt the Islamic solution. That means beheading the school board members for apostasy and then chasing every Muslim out of the county. That way, we can all celebrate Islam together one last time and also get our country back.
Instead, look for the Muslim Veto to come to your town next, as soon as you get your first Muslim.