Montgomery County, Maryland School District Bows to Sharia Sensitivities
Contrary to our country’s Constitution, America is becoming more and more compliant with Sharia Law. Just like Europe—we are going down the same suicidal path
Since when in America have we become so intimidated by political correctness that—in order to appease a minority group—we are willing to trample our national and traditional religious holidays? Such an atrocity is currently being perpetrated by the Board of Education in Montgomery County, Maryland.
A group of Muslims want their religious holiday—Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice—to be formally recognized and included on the school calendar. To their credit, the Muslims did not request that Christmas and Hanukah be cancelled, but asked that their holiday be added. Fair-minded Americans can understand their feelings; nevertheless, we were founded on Judeo-Christian principles and we remain a Judeo-Christian nation.
Superintendent Joshua Starr told MyFoxDC the County’s public schools would still be closed on Christian and Jewish holidays, but only because of student absences, not due to any religious observance.
The Montgomery County School Board doesn’t want to incur controversy by denying Muslims a place on the calendar since that might be interpreted as disrespecting Islam, so they decided to disrespect the Christian and Jewish children by forcing them to experience the elimination of Christmas and Hanukah. (Hanukah was a holiday that Jesus also observed [John 10:22]).
In our government-controlled schools, many schools now offer Sharia compliant halal (Islamic lawful foods) foods. Evidently, Kosher need not apply. Schools throughout America are visiting mosques on field trips and being taught Islamic prayers. In some schools Muslim prayer rooms are available exclusively for Sharia compliant students, and recently we had news in Maryland that Islam now takes precedence over traditional religious American holidays.
This is not to say that Muslims—or any other religious group living in America— should not be allowed to observe their holidays, but the last time we looked, only Christmas was officially proclaimed as the national religious holiday on the federal calendar. It was passed by an act of Congress and signed into law in 1870.
Thanks to Senator Ted Kennedy’s desire to water down Christianity in the United States, we have become inundated with a whole host of faiths. While in our Judeo-Christian America we try to be tolerant of all faiths, we now have so many religions migrating here (in addition to our indigenous religions and homegrown cults) that it would be impossible to accommodate every single one of them as you can see below: (