The Muslim holy holiday Eid al-Adha begins tonight and ends tomorrow night. If you know any Muslims, you can likely expect they’ll be celebrating it. Question is, will non-Muslims be forced to celebrate it with them?
Today, the answer to that question is no. But in Jersey City, NJ, that almost wasn’t the case.
At a recent Jersey City Board of Education meeting, Muslim parents showed up en masse to demand that school be closed for the Muslim holiday coming up in six days. Despite the fact that Muslims only make up a fraction of the students in the public school district, they wanted school closed for everyone.
Nearly FOUR HOURS of debate took place before the board issued a decision, and it was far from calm. Disruptions from angry Muslim parents (and other Muslims who were allegedly bused in by CAIR) grew so unruly that security guards were called in to remove them from the room.
Jewish parents stepped up to the microphone to point out that the school district did not observe Jewish holidays, which would make it unfair to spontaneously observe Muslim holidays. And don’t forget the fact that all students of Muslim faith (or any other recognized religion) are granted EXCUSED absences with no penalty for any holy days.
Possibly the strangest thing about this episode is that the Muslim parents were demanding school be canceled for the upcoming holiday, which was only SIX DAYS AWAY. Why they decided to wait until the last possible minute to propose a major, self-serving change to a school calendar is mind-boggling.
Thankfully, the school board made a wise call. You absolutely have to see this video, so you can see how ridiculous these demands are.
The sense of entitlement sure is strong with these people. And did you catch the veiled threat made by one woman? “We’re no longer the minority. That’s clear from tonight. We’re going to be the majority soon,” she warned. There you have it, folks, Muslims are taking over, according to one of their own.
Despite the intimidation from Muslim parents, the school board stood firm. Canceling school “at this point, with six days’ notice, is going to cause undue hardship on possibly five or ten thousand people who are going to have to scramble to get coverage for their children,” a board member pronounced.
Now the question remains, what will be the case next year?