NYC Mayor Shows Shocking Islamic Favoritism





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Public schools across the nation are closed for major holidays – including some with Christian roots. These special days, however, are celebrated across religious lines as cultural celebrations within a majority of American communities.

Leave it to New York City’s far-left mayor to decide that policy is not inclusive enough – at least as it relates to Islam. Bill de Blasio recently announced his intention to shut down the city’s schools in observance of two Muslim holidays and the Lunar New Year.

American Muslims have petitioned for such recognition for years; however, they are far from the only group seeking accommodation for their beliefs. Tellingly, de Blasio was not as receptive to the requests of Hindus.

Practitioners of the Indian faith only wanted school closed for one holy day, but the mayor explained that he has not yet decided whether Diwali should be included in the expanded list of vacation days.

“We are disappointed,” said Association of Indians in America spokesperson Dr. Shashi Shah.

He explained his faith has “been trying for a long time” to gain observance of the holiday, calling it “very important to the community.”

For de Blasio, however, it seems giving students two days off to contemplate Islam is far more vital than affording Hindus the same discretion for just one day.

In a recent interview, he expressed his anticipation, calling the change “complicated in terms of logistics and school calendar and budget,” but insisting it is “something I want to get done in a reasonable time frame.”

While Christmas and, to a lesser extent, Easter are celebrated by Americans of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are almost exclusively observed by members of that faith. If de Blasio seriously wants to shut down schools for any conceivable religious celebration, that public conversation would undoubtedly elicit advocacy of dozens of potential days off. Instead, he is concerned with placating specific communities while ignoring the requests of others.

The left is consistent in its adherence to separation of church and state, except when political correctness dictates otherwise. Even de Blasio’s predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, spoke out against the declaration, saying students already have enough breaks throughout the school year.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Comments

  1. WISE UP NEW YORK………THIS MAN WILL TAKE YOU DOWN THE PATH AS THEY DID IN DETROIT.

  2. Edwardkoziol says:

    This man is a commie muslim and since when does the Mayor dictate which days to declare off.NYC got what it deserved after all he married a MauMau because he couldn't find a white girl. All sensible people should move out of the city and soon it will be another Detroit as Thomas says.

  3. Bill de Blasio makes Michael Bloomberg look like a saint by comparison.

  4. Linda From NY says:

    I knew this man De Blasio was bad news when I heard he had the support of George Soros and Obozo the clown that was enough for me. And once again the stupidity of these New Yorkers welfare bunch voted for this communist.

    I voted for the other guy anything not to have a commie for Mayor, we just got rid of one and here comes another

  5. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    Why do we want to let these islamic terrorist muslim jihadists into our Judaeo-Christian peaceful nation? This is not a religion of peace, stating that unbelievers will die and muslims will take over their estates, sounds like a garbage religion that wants to steal from Americans. This should be burnt book, the Qur’an, will be taught in every public school system across the country. The government wants to start indoctrinating children in kindergarten, by teaching them how to shoot AK-47s and chop dolls heads off and eat their hearts while screaming “Alahu Akhbar.”

  6. we the people,who are the real government.islam is an idealogy not a religion,all non muslums are the nonbelievers,or the infidels,to be beheaded,tortured,ambushed,terrorist,read the Koran,death to all infidels,read the muslum mafia book,they are terrorist who do not want peace.look what happened in Dearborn mich.they our like sleeper cells,they come into a neighborhood and blend in,they stay under the radar,until they are large enough,and when they are called upon,read educate yourself about these people.know your enemy well.keep your friends close,and your enemys closer.join us may 16,2014 in Washington dc,for oas{operation American spring}time to sweep the stench out of Washington dc.god bless america

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