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Proposed islamic holidays in the US

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Submitted by Alexander (New Zealand), Jul 29, 2009 at 04:32

School holidays have the function of giving students a break, so that they can relax or for those who have missed some learning material to catch up by studying at home in their free time. The holidays are not really for students to go to a church or a synagogue for prayer, especially because they can always postpone the prayer till the weekends. Moreover, western society have progressed from medieval thoughts and superstitions and put religion on the shelf. Today it is just to have colorful breaks that society have kept the holiday names Christmas, Easter etc. There is some national identity in these names and some heritage. I personally would not mind to change holiday names to holiday no 1, holiday no 2, etc.

If the total number of school holidays in a year is about ten (religious and non religious), and our school system says out of experience that the number of holidays is enough to give students the necessary break, then there is no room for expanding this number by the very high number of holidays of moslem, hindu and whatever else. How many moslem holidays are celebrated in Saudi Arabia or in Iran? Ultimately by that number muslims would want to expand the number of school holidays.

People immigrate to US, because they like the lifestyle, the heritage and the constitution. Moslems immigrate to US, because they like the lifestyle too, but they want to change the heritage and the constitution, at first with diplomacy when weak, but ultimately with brutal force when strong. These are the instructions of the Koran. In Saudi Arabia it is not allowed to build a church or to be an athiest, because the moslems over there are strong (the majority).

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