Vermont: Burlington schools to close for Muslim holiday


Creep. creep. Muslims make up what, maybe 1% of the population in the U.S. The possibility that they make up significantly more than that in Burlington, Vermont is highly unlikely, yet more submission to dar al Islam. Imagine what things will be like when Muslims make up say… 10%, 15, 25%, of the U.S. population?

Burlington students will get two new days off starting in the 2010-2011 school year for religious holidays.

The School Board voted 8-1 Tuesday to give students time off for Muslim and Jewish holy days. The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr is a feast ending the holy month of Ramadan. Yom Kippur, which typically comes in early fall, is the Jewish day of atonement and considered one of the faith’s holiest days.

Board members say the move is meant to maximize attendance, not to mark religious observances. Burlington’s school system has a large Jewish population and a growing Muslim population who typically don’t come to school on those days.

Officials say the changes won’t lengthen the school year.

Eid al-Fitr is the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, or as Muslims also refer to it – the Month of Jihad, and the Month of Victory – over non-Muslims. It looks like this school holiday victory came early.

To deflect any criticism, announcement of the Muslim school holiday was conveniently coupled with one for Jews – presumably because of the massive influx of Jews to the U.S. in the last decade. Not…

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