Sorry, but there are no plans to add Head Chopping to the Christmas tradition

“Even though Christmas is so widespread and commercialized, it’s still rooted in a Christian holiday,” Christina Tasca, the director of the Muslim Community Network in New York told Haaretz. “People who don’t celebrate it can feel isolated and left out. Whether you’re Jewish or Muslim or Hindu, it can be a hard time.”

Oh How horrid! Christmas is still rooted in a Christian Holiday!

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  • Blacksmith

    Awww poor little muslima is all butthurt cause she worships a death cult instead of a faith of hope and love, awwwww.

  • FactsWillOut

    “Isolated and left out” is what we should do with Muslims in the first place.

  • angrymike

    Well to bad muzzloid, Christmas is deeply rooted in western society, and we ain’t changing it for you !!! These people are supposed to assimilate into OUR traditions, not the other way around !! Don’t like it ??
    GTFO !!!!!!!!!

  • I know. It must be a hard time for Muslims.

    But it’s always a hard time for Muslims.

    Too bad. Get over it.

    By the way. Merry Christmas.

  • Pete_Brewster

    I’m sure it’s rough for Romanian gypsies too, mourning the 25th anniversary of the dispatch of the Ceauşescus to hell. To the extent Dacians care, in between drinking to 25 years of freedom and toasting the martyrs of the revolution, it will be to ask Moş Crăciun that next year he send the gypsies behind Him and Her.

    To all of good will I wish Crăciun fericit—god willing, next year we’ll all spend it in Bucharest.

  • Xavier

    If it troubles her that much she needs to convert.

    • Chistina’s already converted. Take that, daddy!

      • Xavier

        I meant to Christianity, so she won’t feel left out.

        I couldn’t get past the paywall so don’t know all the details though. Maybe she’s one of those, “let’s talk it out” Christians. I’m more, “let’s shoot it out”.

  • Surele Surele

    I’m all chocked up.

  • Achmed

    There is a another way if you are feeling like a loser and left out
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPJ63UzysHo

  • sanwin

    http://bit.ly/13tRGxO

    self occupied fucking twits.

    “It is important to also recognize that there are families, or individuals, who come from Muslim majority countries where Christmas is not celebrated in the same way – if it is celebrated at all,” Ihsaan Gardee, Executive Director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), told OnIslam.net.

    “They may not be used to the festivities, or the highly commercialized nature of the holidays.”

    “This may also concern Canadian Muslim families who are struggling to inculcate a love for their own faith tradition in their children,” added Gardee.

    “Families and communities may feel at a loss when trying to create a similar level of excitement around their own faith and cultural celebrations.”

    The time of year can be especially difficult for families with young children who may feel excluded from the festivities.

    “Growing up here, I felt very excluded at this time of the year and December 25th was the most boring day of the year – I dreaded it,” said Rabia Khedr, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities (CAM-D).

    “After entering university, I had a bunch of friends who are Muslim and we would always plan a potluck or something to hang out at someone’s house together.”

    “After marriage and having kids, we always did some sort of family gathering,” Khedr added.

    Many mosques and organizations across Canada organize family retreats, youth camps, dinners and conventions during the winter break.

    RIS Convention

    Along with special camps and charity programs, Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention in Toronto has become a much-anticipated gathering during the Christmas holiday season for families across the country.

    Over 20,000 attendees come from all over North America to attend the convention.

    “We look forward to this time of the year because of RIS,” said Rabia Khedr.

    “The years that RIS hasn’t been on Christmas Day, we have hosted a lunch with our convert friends who say that this day is often a void in their lives.”

    “They appreciate having something to do because, otherwise, they miss the celebrations with family.”

    At the Islamic Institute of Toronto, an annual winter dinner is held on Christmas day to provide an alternative activity for families, children and new Muslims.

    In recent years, Muslims are joining with other Canadians in volunteering with charities to help the vulnerable which Amira Elghawaby thinks is a central theme of Christmas that all Canadians should embrace.

    “Christmas time is often when churches and charities double up on their efforts to help those who are less fortunate and Canadian Muslims should join in helping alleviate the hardships faced by members of our wider communities,” said Elghawaby.

    “Compassion, mercy, and a sense of collective responsibility are values we share with people of all faith traditions and backgrounds.”

    Ihsaan Gardee thinks that the season and Canada’s pluralist society offers a unique opportunity for people to appreciate the universal values shared by all religions.

    “We are blessed to live in a democratic country with freedom of religion,” said Gardee.

    “Despite our theological differences, we can all agree that the values of charity, compassion, and the Golden Rule that the holiday is at its core all about, are universal.”

    • Minicapt

      Notice that the Christians feel no urge to stage a festival to counter the ‘festivities’ which mark the end of Ramadan/Eid al-Fitr. But then Christians have no apparent need to adopt Mohammedan celebratory dates, and certainly not for feeling happy.

      Cheers

      • Canadian

        I don`t even feel left out, during Ramadanadingdong/eid !

  • Martin Luffa

    Israeli Jews put that out depending on a Muslim to hate, Hatetz

  • Oh, okay. Well reverta Christina Tasca feelings are the only thing in the world which really matters to me, so I think we need to cancel Christmas. Just cancel the whole thing.

    Happy, bitch?

  • J. C.

    In the spirit of the holidays, I say… “F** YOU, MUZZIE!!!”

  • Frances

    Christina, baby, Christians in Muslim lands have a hard time at Christmas too – when they are allowed to live.