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    SEATTLE, Washington, May 10, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― As Ramadan began, a public school board urged teachers to assist Muslim pupils in adhering to the annual Muslim fast.

    According to the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF), Dieringer School District in Washington state has asked teachers to follow guidelines set by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) about Muslim pupils’ religious practices during school hours.

    “In March, CAIR submitted an ‘Informative Letter on Upcoming Islamic Holidays and Religious Accommodations’ to Superintendent Judy Martinson,” the FCDF reported.

    “Martinson enacted the letter as official district policy when she distributed the letter to school principals, who in turn circulated the letter to all teachers and staff.”

    CAIR lawyer Amanda Misasi had asked that teachers not schedule “tests or important assignments” on two Muslim holy days, Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha, that these holidays be added to school calendars, that fasting students be allowed to spend the lunch period in the library, and that teachers welcome Muslim students to the classroom during Ramadan by wishing them “Ramadan Mubarak” (i.e. “Have a blessed celebration”) or “Ramadan Kareem” (i.e. “May Ramadan be generous to you”).
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    , and that teachers welcome Muslim students to the classroom during Ramadan by wishing them “Ramadan Mubarak” (i.e. “Have a blessed celebration”) or “Ramadan Kareem” (i.e. “May Ramadan be generous to you”).
    are these same teachers encouraged to say Merry Christmas to the infidel students in december?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    are these same teachers encouraged to say Merry Christmas to the infidel students in december?

    Christian kids get a 2 week vacation for Christmas-along with all the other students in their school, whether they celebrate it or not. I think this is more encouraging the teachers to greet the children with a traditional greeting on their holiday-like telling a Jewish kid "Happy New Year" on Rosh Hashanah. The non-Muslim kids learn a couple of Arabic phrases, and nobody is hurt over anything.

    I would have a problem if the school was encouraging non-Muslim kids to participate in Muslim worship, as I have read about in some reports. I would have problems with non-Christian kids being forced to participate in Christian worship in a public school setting, too.

    One thing I find funny-one of the local Muslim groups provides presents (good toys, too, not $ Tree crap) for Muslim foster kids for Ramadan-private donations, not tax money. They also give them presents at Christmas, so they won't get left out. So Muslim foster kids get 2 holidays with multiple gifts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Christian kids get a 2 week vacation for Christmas-along with all the other students in their school, whether they celebrate it or not
    If you are referring to high school I wish I'd gone to that school.

    If you are referring to college I wish I had gone to that school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banacek View Post
    If you are referring to high school I wish I'd gone to that school.

    If you are referring to college I wish I had gone to that school.

    K-12 get about 2 weeks off at Christmas these days. When I was a kid, it depended on what day of the week Christmas fell on, but mostly, we got a little over a week off.

    In college, the semester ended a few weeks before Christmas. We got about 3 weeks off. Long enough that if your summer job was retail, they'd hire you back for a few weeks to cover the Christmas rush.
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    Is it the usual Islamic blessing where they bless it with a suicide bomber?
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    I'm guessing Barry Lynn's group and the ACLU won't be filing a lawsuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVPete View Post
    I'm guessing Barry Lynn's group and the ACLU won't be filing a lawsuit.
    They have grown fond of the way their heads are neatly attached to their shoulders and want to keep things as is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Is it the usual Islamic blessing where they bless it with a suicide bomber?
    I recall reading something about during "Ramadan" that extremist Muslims (Jihadist types) get extra points/sexier virgins? ...

    If they kill for Allah during this most holy month!

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    For decades the Left has done everything they can to get religion out of public schools.
    Now they finally found one that fits their agenda; Anti-Christian, Anti-Semitic , and Anti- American.

    I doubt you'll ever see Leftist protesting Islam in public schools any time soon.
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