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Why don't schools observe Islamic/Muslim holidays?

Reader comment on item: Which Privileges for Islam?

Submitted by Ryan Sonne (United States), Oct 12, 2005 at 08:47

I have a student who is questioning why it is we observe Jewish and Christian holidays in the schools but not Muslim or Islamic. Before I answer his question I would like to here some other's opinions.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Should there be a sufficient number of Muslim students in a school, then taking the Islamic holidays off is practical. If there are not, it is not. That is the case with other minority religions.


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