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islam at LIC HS, astoria,NY

Reader comment on item: Spreading Islam in American Public Schools

Submitted by salome (United States), Dec 4, 2004 at 21:08

Just wanna comment and question just how it was made possible, back in the mid-90s,when 2 of my children were enrolled in a NYC public school, Long Island City (Queens) HS--

Just how was it permitted that in a showcase was a display of "our koran" and that moslem students were give excused lateness during ramadan and were permitted to use the auditorium as a prayer room? All during my kids' years of attendance this was done. No such allowances were ever made for any other religion.

I was told by the principal that I was "the only one questioning this" when I asked literally what gives ? --- my children never had any excused latenesses and prayer rooms, the whole problem being that we would never had asked for this anyway. Display "our Bible?"! are you kidding ?

The moslems really know how to work a situation, the same way the local community board decided that on a certain block, temporary "no parking" signs went up for 2 specific dates --- why, in such a crowded area where space is a premium ? for the mosque on the corner, so they could park nearby .....for one of their high holydays....

and if you failed to heed this sign, you were blocked by their double parking....

Make note that there are 2 municipal lots , a subway and 2 bus routes literally minutes away from this mosque, but no, they had to park their cars right on the block and have a few well fed guys walking up and down the block with their walkie talkies policing their cars. This is America. wake up.

Local community board said this was their right---when asked if the residents and home owners could have the same privilidge only for 2-3 hours,right in front of their homes, for guests to double park the same as the moslems do and did on Christmas and Easter----a loud no was retorted ----"they attended the meeting and asked", yeah-and- who gave them the right, community board too, to displace the locals ?

Wake up America. Moslems are protected and have been for years.

No Christian proselytization here , never was---this is NYC ,the home of the ACLU.
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