The Worldnutdaily has an article sure to spur much outrage in its readers, noting that the Council on American-Islamic Relations is petitioning a school in Maryland to add two Muslim holidays to its calendar of days off from school for teachers and students.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is helping petition a Maryland school district to add a pair of Muslim holidays to its calendar of school closings.
An organization called Equality 4 Eid Coalition, which is sponsored by CAIR’s Maryland chapter, is seeking signatures to petition the Montgomery County Public School system, or MCPS, to close on the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The first holiday marks the end of the month of Ramadan, and the second marks the Hajj pilgrimage, the dates of which change every year because of the Islamic lunar calendar.
The MCPS includes over 200 elementary, middle, senior high and alternative schools, and already closes for some Christian and Jewish holidays.
“Montgomery County Public Schools close for Christmas, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah and Passover,” the petition itself states. “However MCPS doesn’t close on the two annual Muslim holidays of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. It’s time to treat Muslim staff and students equal to those of other faiths by closing schools on these holidays.”
Seems reasonable, doesn’t it? Not to the wingnuts, of course, who are literally drowning in Christian privilege. Every benefit, to them, must go only to Christians (and Jews, but only through the magnanimity of Christians). And right on cue, their clueless readers unload:
We are NOT a muslim nation and will never be in my lifetime because I WILL fight it tooth, nail and bullet!
Well that’s kind of true. We are not a Muslim nation and never will be, and you won’t even need to fight about it. And this proposal has precisely nothing to do with the object of your irrational rage.
That’s not assimilation. It’s offensive.
But not nearly as offensive as your stupidity.