Muslims have been protesting in Montgomery county because their holidays are not included in the school vacation calendar. Specifically, the Muslim religious holiday called “Eid”. In the Muslim culture, Eid marks the end of Ramadan and is celebrated with ritualistic parties and the exchanging of gifts.
The Montgomery School District caved to the angry Muslim parents and decided that since Muslims can’t have their religious holiday, NO ONE gets a religious holiday. The school board voted, 7 to 1, to eliminate the words â€œChristmas,â€ â€œEaster,â€ and any other religious affiliation from their holiday calendar.
There will still be a December break for all students, but it can no longer be called a “Christmas break”. It must now be called a Winter break and Easter break is now “Spring break.” The kids will have the same days off, but the holidays will have new generic â€œnon-offensiveâ€ names. The Muslim community still wasn’t happy with the decision and vowed that this wasn’t the end of the discussion.
This travesty can just be added to a long list of Christmas being under attack. Liberals like to joke about the “war on Christmas”, but it is very real, and this is proof. Every year Christians fall under attack, from “holiday trees,” to atheist ad campaigns and even outright blasphemy in mocking nativity scenes. We are now told to say “Happy Holidays” instead of ” Merry Christmas”. Schools are banning any decorations that are not politically correct. We are headed in a dangerous direction America, and I worry that once the rest of the country wakes up, it will be too late.