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Another Public School with a Pro-Islam Ramadan Policy: 'May Allah Continue to Shower You - Love and

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Landon Caeli, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Another public school has come under fire for celebrating the Muslim holiday of Ramadan in a way that appears to endorse the religion of Islam.

    The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) reports it happened at the West New York School District in New Jersey.

    FCDF sent the letter to Superintendent Ms. Clara Brito Herrera and Memorial High Principal Scott Wolhrab after an anonymous teacher contacted FCDF on behalf of other teachers, all of whom are deeply concerned about the school district's promotion of Islam.

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    Another Public School with a Pro-Islam Ramadan Policy: 'May Allah Continue to Shower You - Love and Wisdom'
     
  2. Rival

    Rival Noachide
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    Oh no, culture.
     
  3. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Public schools should embrace American culture.
     
  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    I can't get the link to load.
    An alternative?

    Finally!
    I can see it.
    So it seems that Christians aren't the only ones
    who'd like to establish their religion in public schools.
     
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  5. Rival

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    It's good to expose kids to other ones, too.
     
  6. Altfish

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    Question...Does this school also celebrate Christmas and Easter; Yom Kippur?

    If it does, then I fully approve of them celebrating Muslim holidays.

    If not, we may have a problem.
     
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  7. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    You mean diversity and ethnic tolerance?

    Major pearl clutching snowflakes melting hilarity to ensue...
    Tom
     
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  8. Saint Frankenstein

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    I don't really care as long as they do the same for other religions.
     
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  9. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein ᛘᛁᛏᚾᛁᚴᚼᛏ᛫ᛋᚢᚾ
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    There isn't one.
     
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  10. Rival

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    I think in this context it's pretty much code for Christianity.
     
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  11. Saint Frankenstein

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    Of course, which is false because America wasn't founded with a state religion and is (supposed to be) secular and multi-cultural. We don't insist that immigrants give up their traditions. We just ask them to agree with American civic ideals.
     
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  12. Subduction Zone

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    Yes, but one needs to filter out the religious part of it. Change the wording to a Christian one supporting Easter or Christmas and you should be able to see how this was not a legal sign for a public school.
     
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  13. Rival

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    It would be legal in my country; I'm not sure how yours works.
     
  14. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    What I see so far did not answer that critically important question. It's either all (including atheists) or none as far as I'm concerned.
     
  15. ChristineM

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    So they should dance around a totem pole before lessons?
     
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  16. Subduction Zone

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    It is not legal here since an equivalent banner supporting Christian beliefs would not be allowed.
     
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    No need for public schools in the US to offer any religious message. Schools seemed to recognize it was wrong since they took the posters down.

    Want a religious education, go to private schools.
     
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  18. Father Heathen

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    It's all in how they're teaching culture. Objectively is fine, but it shouldn't be done in a way that violates the establishment clause of the first amendment of the U.S. constitution.

    Of course, most of those whining about this wouldn't object to and in fact would likely squeal with delight if Christianity was promoted in a similar fashion.
     
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  19. Father Heathen

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    Which is supposed to be a "melting pot" upon a foundation of rights and freedoms outlined by The Constitution. American culture isn't homogeneous.
     
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    When we were at school we celebrated Diwali and other things; I think it was a really fun and creative way to teach the kids.
     
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