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-NY City Going to Recognize Muslim Holidays? Where’s the ACLU and FFRF?

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

                                     (New York City:  Johannes Valkama) One of the very first things that Bill de Blasio proposed as the new mayor of New York City was to recognize a couple of Muslim holidays. So under his plan city workers and the New York school teachers and students will have the Muslim holy days of Eid-ul-Fitr […]

-Maryland: A Push to Close Public Schools for Muslim Holidays?

Friday, June 1st, 2012

     (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There is a push from a local politician and a Muslim group to close Montgomery County public schools (A suburb of Washington DC) for at least two major Muslim holidays. From the Washington Examiner: Montgomery County officials are considering closing schools for two Muslim holidays next school year. At-large County Councilman […]

-NYC Council Votes to Add Two Muslim Holidays to the School Calendar

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

(NYC Muslim Day Parade by wiki.editor via Flickr) The New York City Council Voted to add two Muslim holidays to the official public school calendar. Major Bloomberg opposed the designation and said he planned on blocking its implementation. The mayor told reporters that not all religious holidays could be accommodated, only those with: “a very […]