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.'
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