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'We're going to be the majority soon!' Furious Muslim parents taunt New Jersey school board over religious holiday closure

Muslim families had wanted Jersey City schools to shut on September 24 in observance of Eid al-Adha holiday

After initially approving the move, the state's school board voted to keep the schools open so as not to disrupt the lives of non-Muslim families

Several Muslim parents who attended the meeting screamed in rage

One woman in a purple head scarf told the board: 'We're no longer the minority, that's clear from tonight. We’re going to be the majority soon'

Muslim students who choose to stay home on Thursday will not be penalized, the board said

Tempers flared at a school board meeting in New Jersey when a room crowded with Muslim parents learned that schools will remain open during Thursday's religious holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Several of the Muslim parents and children screamed in rage and openly wept when the board announced its decision.
At one point, a young woman in a purple head scarf took the microphone and told them: 'We're no longer the minority, that's clear from tonight. We’re going to be the majority soon.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3246453/We-going-majority-soon-Furious-Muslim-parents-taunt-New-Jersey-school-board-religious-holiday-closure.html#ixzz3qjPXaSdz
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There is absolutely no reason to not give a day off for the Muslim holidays. There are only two and usually only 1 occurs during the school year. 

post #573 of 2656
What about the Jews? Sandy Koufax took a day off from work, but it wasn't a national holiday.
post #574 of 2656
You're over a month late with your Mahometan outrage there, Lighthouse.

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There is absolutely no reason to not give a day off for the Muslim holidays. There are only two and usually only 1 occurs during the school year. 

In a place like Dearborn where a huge percentage of children are Muslim and wouldn't be in school, yeah, it makes sense. But most school districts have a very small Muslim population. As long as schools let kids miss and don't penalize them, whatever.
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You're over a month late with your Mahometan outrage there, Lighthouse.
In a place like Dearborn where a huge percentage of children are Muslim and wouldn't be in school, yeah, it makes sense. But most school districts have a very small Muslim population. Just like the Jewish kids I knew growing up, as long as schools let kids miss and don't penalize them, whatever.


Also an option. I have a crazy theory that if Eid was a day off it would foster a lot of goodwill towards Muslims among the other children. Kids are all for anything that gets them out of school. 

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Also an option. I have a crazy theory that if Eid was a day off it would foster a lot of goodwill towards Muslims among the other children. Kids are all for anything that gets them out of school. 

As a kid, if you gave me a day off and then brought something like shawarma in to share, I would have been your best friend.
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Also an option. I have a crazy theory that if Eid was a day off it would foster a lot of goodwill towards Muslims among the other children. Kids are all for anything that gets them out of school. 

Well people take more like a week off for Eid. Fookin Muslins tried to have me fly over for some shit giving dates of 14-25 dec, they need to accept muh kultur.
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Also an option. I have a crazy theory that if Eid was a day off it would foster a lot of goodwill towards Muslims among the other children. Kids are all for anything that gets them out of school. 

Don't you have a minimum number of school days in a year or number of teaching hours.

We had a strike last years, which resulted in kids had to go to school on a number of Saturdays and some schools moved the summer holiday back.
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These are all mistakes. It's not a conspiracy. Conspiracy theories are a big part of the reason the ME will probably stay fucked and Finn will have to deal with more new Arab neighbors. 

They would have to build more apartments or stack them abu ghraib style for that to happen.
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You're right. Let's not learn from our mistakes and carry on fucking shit up. Good plan. 


Learning from mistakes is productive. Worrying about guilt and assigning blame is not.

The biggest failing of American policy in dealing with Muslim countries is making the assumption that if only the brutal oppressive dictator would be removed, then the people would happily take up a liberal democratic form of government.

This has been shown time and time again to be false, most obviously in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also pretty much everywhere, including Libya, Egypt, etc.

Carter made this mistake, Bush II, made this mistake. Obama continues to make this mistake. He seems convinced that the vast majority of Muslims are liberal Democrats, and there are just a few "radicals" that are getting in the way of democratic utopia.

Government and culture are linked, and traditional Muslim culture is not compatible with the liberal Western democratic form of government. This is why Western intervention in the Middle East has been a debacle. This is also why allowing massive migration of Muslims into Western democracies is not in the best interests of the citizens of those Western countries.
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Learning from mistakes is productive. Worrying about guilt and assigning blame is not.

The biggest failing of American policy in dealing with Muslim countries is making the assumption that if only the brutal oppressive dictator would be removed, then the people would happily take up a liberal democratic form of government.

This has been shown time and time again to be false, most obviously in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also pretty much everywhere, including Libya, Egypt, etc.

Carter made this mistake, Bush II, made this mistake. Obama continues to make this mistake. He seems convinced that the vast majority of Muslims are liberal Democrats, and there are just a few "radicals" that are getting in the way of democratic utopia.

Government and culture are linked, and traditional Muslim culture is not compatible with the liberal Western democratic form of government. This is why Western intervention in the Middle East has been a debacle. This is also why allowing massive migration of Muslims into Western democracies is not in the best interests of the citizens of those Western countries.


Spot on, Mr. Kai.

I used to believe, as Carter and Bush W believed, that people would flourish once the tyrant was deposed.

I was wrong.

The Russians proved me wrong, the Middle East proved me wrong, and, now in hindsight, Somalia proved me wrong.

Live and learn.
post #582 of 2656
What brutal dictator was ruling Afghanistan?
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These are all mistakes. It's not a conspiracy. Conspiracy theories are a big part of the reason the ME will probably stay fucked and Finn will have to deal with more new Arab neighbors. 

They are neither. And its way more naive to think these are mistakes than to believe in conspiracy theories.

These are no conspiracy theories. They are state policies, simply and practically applied. And they are often publically declared, if one bothers to listen
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What brutal dictator was ruling Afghanistan?


Mullah Mohammed Omar
post #585 of 2656
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

Learning from mistakes is productive. Worrying about guilt and assigning blame is not.

The biggest failing of American policy in dealing with Muslim countries is making the assumption that if only the brutal oppressive dictator would be removed, then the people would happily take up a liberal democratic form of government.

This has been shown time and time again to be false, most obviously in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also pretty much everywhere, including Libya, Egypt, etc.

Carter made this mistake, Bush II, made this mistake. Obama continues to make this mistake. He seems convinced that the vast majority of Muslims are liberal Democrats, and there are just a few "radicals" that are getting in the way of democratic utopia.

Government and culture are linked, and traditional Muslim culture is not compatible with the liberal Western democratic form of government. This is why Western intervention in the Middle East has been a debacle. This is also why allowing massive migration of Muslims into Western democracies is not in the best interests of the citizens of those Western countries.
consider this kai's broken clock moment.
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