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    Muslim group protests school calendar

    A Muslim group is reportedly demanding that a school system in Maryland remove Jewish holidays from its calendar.
    The Towson Times reported that The Baltimore County Muslim Council battled the Baltimore County school system for three years over adding two Islamic holy days, Id al-Fitr and Id al-Adha, to its calendar, which would make them vacation days.

    When the request was not submitted to a vote, the Muslim council demanded that the Jewish holidays on the calendar be dropped, calling it an issue of equity, said the Times.

    The move “is an attempt to wage de-facto warfare between Muslims and Jews” in the county, said Arthur Abramson, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council.

    The Times quoted him as adding that the decision to have Jewish holidays adopted as vacation days was economic, since it is too costly to hire substitutes for all the observant Jewish teachers.

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    Pretty soon we'll be forced to obseve "Ramadan" and the Islamic Holidays, all in the name of equality. Since when has there ever been equality in the Islamic world?
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    All muslim students will be exempt from homework for the month.
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    How many holidays do Scientologists have?
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    Due to religious reasons, school is cancelled for the year.

    When are we going to bring back some common sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retdetsgt
    How many holidays do Scientologists have?
    L. Ron Hubbard's birthday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongTail
    A Muslim group is reportedly demanding that a school system in Maryland remove Jewish holidays from its calendar.
    Here we go again... sigh! What round does this make, anyway?

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    This past school year the school system in my area has experimented with Spring Break. Normally Spring Break starts on the either Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday before Easter Sunday and continues through the week after Easter. Our school system was experimenting with the separation of church from state. They decided Spring Break would be the week and a half before the week before Easter.

    Transportation was the only issue I was aware of. The Career Center remained in session during the Public School's Spring Break and vice versa.

    It was difficult on the students who didn't drive to the Career Center. There was no public school bus or public transportation for those students. The students had to depend on either a family member or possibly a friend to drive them to and from school.

    The transportation issue was similar when the Career Center was not in session and the Public School was in session. The Career Center observed the traditional Spring Break. The students who attended morning classes at the Career Center didn't need to be at school until their normal arrival time when school is in session. So these student's had to make arrangements with a driver to take them to school for the afternoon session. The afternoon students were able to take the Public School Bus home. The student's who attended the Career Center during the afternoon could go home after the completion of their morning classes or remain in a study hall until the afternoon classes were over. I'm pretty sure the student's were also able to be in study hall during the morning until their afternoon classes began. This wasn't all that difficult. The Career Center is a bit further away.

    It would have been convenient if both the Career Center and Public School had the same Spring Break. The students were able to attend school part-time for about 3 weeks. Some students may have liked it and I'm sure some students would have preferred to be off all day. The drivers of the students were the ones who were inconvenienced more so then the students. Some employers frown on a parent coming in later, leaving earlier, or taking an extended lunch.

    I'm not sure if they well experiment with Winter Break or not. Our school system and the Career Center observe the traditional Christmas Break.
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    I demand to have Festivus and The Emperor's Birthday (a national holiday in Japan) as a holiday, both from work and school. Afterall, it's my Birthday.

    Besides, it's so close to Christmas, let's just have the day off.
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    Schools have enough on their plate, stick with what we started with, becuase Islam is a waste.

    If it's not Broke, don't break it THIS IS AMERICA, NOT CAMEL COUNTRY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopsRCool302
    Schools have enough on their plate, stick with what we started with, becuase Islam is a waste.

    If it's not Broke, don't break it THIS IS AMERICA, NOT CAMEL COUNTRY!

    AMERICA ROCKS!!!!

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