Another important voting block has been sewn up for the far far left wing of the Democratic party in New York City.
In order to accommodate Muslim students, mayor Bill de Blasio has added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar. He said it is in the interest of diversity.
Diversity and multiculturalism have become dangerous words to those of us who believe foreigners should adapt to us and we should not have to adapt to them.
Asians constitute about 10% of the NYC public school system so shouldn’t we accommodate all of their religions as well? Let’s see, there are Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, and so on. Why not accommodate them in the interest of diversity? Heck, let the kids stay home all year and pray for wisdom.
“This is about respect for one of the great faiths of this Earth,” Mr. de Blasio said. “Hundreds of thousands of Muslim families will no longer have to choose between honoring the most sacred days on their calendar or attending school.”
How are Christians and Jews treated in public schools in Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan and all the rest of the Muslim countries?
“After years of advocating by New York City’s Muslim community, Muslim public school students will finally and thankfully no longer be penalized for observing their religious holidays,” said Zead Ramadan, a board member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Associated Press reported.
It’s highly doubtful they were penalized.
CAIR is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and they are activists.
The school district in Dearborn, Michigan responded to complaints from CAIR by removing all Christian and Jewish holiday names from the calendar. They didn’t want to insult the Muslim community.
De Blasio is also big on interfering with discipline in the schools. He’s working on a social justice form of discipline. Students will be freer to talk back to teachers and they won’t be suspended for “minor physical altercations”. They will be able to hit teachers and other students in a minor way. De Blasio just lifted the cell phone ban in schools. The students who want to cheat on tests or run an efficient drug business out of the schools will greatly appreciate it. Read more about de Blasio discipline in NYC public schools at Downtrend.