Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Muslim holiday being ‘honored’ by Conn. school district includes animal sacrifice


By The Right Scoop:

We reported on the basics of this story earlier. I felt another post was necessary for some of the specifics.
According to the NY Daily News, one of the holidays that the Waterbury school district has decided to ‘honor’ is Eid al-Adha:
The board voted to recognize Eid Al-Fitr, marking the end of the month of Ramadan, and Eid Al-Adha, an annual feast day, by giving observant students the day off to celebrate with their families. It also voted to instruct educators not to schedule any field trips, major tests or class events on the two holidays, according to the FoxCT channel.
Walid Shoebat points out that Eid al-Adha isn’t just a day of prayer and family, but it also includes the sacrificing of an animal at the end of the day:
Eid al-Adha is the Muslim “Festival of the sacrifice” which falls on the Muslim 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for three days. In the international (Gregorian) calendar, the dates vary from year to year, drifting approximately 11 days earlier each year. This presented a problem for Muslims in WATERBURY, Conn since they wanted the school to allow their children (and non-Muslims as well) hopefully to participate in the holy day and stop doing any tests, field trips and such … sort of “its time you respect our religion”.
This year, they are expected to fall on July 17 and Sept. 23.
So Muslims went to the Board of Education to file a concern. The Muslims complained that these days are “typically observed with morning prayers, followed by gatherings of friends and family” and so Muslim kids should not be having any exams or have to participate in American type of stuff.
What the media left out are two other issues: now the school district has to track the Lunar calendar and by that, Islam, a spirit of Antichrist intended to changing set times and set laws as well as educating non-Muslims that Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the descent of the Hujjaj, the pilgrims performing the Hajj, from Mount Arafat, a hill east of Mecca and all that “Muslims observe the holiday with morning prayers, followed by gatherings of friends and family” is only half the story.
The day ends up with an animal slaughtered by every household in the backyard.
Instead of Americans educating themselves on all this and why they should not introduce their children to Muslim practices, at a meeting last week, Board of Education members praised the Muslim community for sharing its concern, and promised to work on a remedy.
They sacrifice the animal by beheading it. Is this what we want our students to learn about?
Walid has videos and photos at his website of the gruesome acts, if you want to see them.


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