Push Continues To Add Muslim Holidays To School Calendars

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Calendar controversy. Muslim leaders are pushing to have equal recognition for Muslim holidays on school calendars in both Howard and Frederick counties. The move follows a similar fight in Montgomery County.

A coalition has been formed to fight for the rights of Muslim students.

Christmas and Rosh Hashanah are holidays that appear on school calendars across the state—but some say all students are not being treated equally.

“Our concern is that the Muslim community is being treated differently,” said Zainab Chaudry.

Chaudry is part of the Equality For Eid Coalition, pushing to have the Muslim holidays of Eid added to school calendars in both Frederick and Howard counties. She says right now, Muslim students are either forced to miss the holiday or miss school…

Where will it end? There are also Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs, just to name a few. The total list could be very long.