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.

  • nancy

    We didn’t fight for Islamic holidays in schools.

  • nancy

    If in their country, they’d say sweet f ‘bbb all off!

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is just one of the reasons Syrian refugees must never be allowed to settle in the west.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      I can just imagine them working in some continuous-operation like a paper mill, or an asphalt shingle plant…”SORRY, can’t help with that wet-end break right now…gotta head downstairs to wash my feet and go to prayer. See you in 20.”

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “Where will it end?”
    Probably with complete capitulation to the Muslims. Where it *should* end is right now with the afformentioned Muslims being told to suck it up or go home.

  • Exile1981

    Imagine when they demand the month of Ramdon off

  • Sir Barrington Minge

    Eventually, they will have to add education days into the religious holiday calendar.
    m’thinks a sense of proportion is called for

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      It would be nice if they mixed in some education days among the indoctrination days *now*.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Anyone here planning on celebrating the 64th. N.A.I.D., July 9-12th?

    I didn’t think so….