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Brit School ‘Moves’ Xmas For Muslim Eid

It’s that time of year again.

From the UK’s Telegraph:

School cancels Christmas nativity in favour of Muslim Eid celebrations

A primary school has cancelled its Christmas nativity in favour of Muslim festival of Eid celebrations because it would be too much for the children to do both.

By Nick Britten
03 Dec 2008

Greenwood Junior School sent out a letter to parents saying the three-day festival of Eid al-Adha, which takes place between December 8 and 11, meant that Muslim children would be off school.

That meant planning for the traditional nativity play were shelved because the school felt it would be too difficult to run both celebrations side by side.

The move has left parents furious.

Janette Lynch, whose seven-year-old son Keanu attends the school, in Sneinton, Nottingham, said: “The head has a whole year to plan for Eid and so she should be able to plan for both religious festivals.

“I have never heard of this at a school. It is the first year my son has been there and a lot of the mums like me were really looking forward to seeing the children in the nativity.”

She said a letter, sent from “The staff at Greenwood Junior School’, said: “It is with much regret that we have had to cancel this year’s Christmas performances. This is due to the Eid celebrations that take place next week and its effect on our performers.”

The school is to hold a number of children’s Eid activities for those pupils who do not take two days off to celebrate with their families.

Following outrage from parents, the school was forced to send out a second letter saying that the Christmas play would be done in January.

Sent by the head teacher, Amber Latif, and Yvonne Wright, chair of governors, it apologised for “any misunderstanding” but said it had to respect “the cultures and religions of all the children”.

It added: “The Christmas performance has not been cancelled outright but has been postponed until the New Year.”

Parents said they were originally told the performance was cancelled because children wanted to celebrate Eid with their families at home, and planning of the school year made it difficult to move performance dates to another week.

Sajad Hussain, 35, of who has two children at Greenwood Junior, said: “My children will be off for the two days next week to see their family.

“It’s not that complicated; they could have one event on one day and another on another day, they should have both celebrations at the school.

If you do not have both it becomes a racist thing and that’s why you have to be careful If an issue is made out of it, it could become nasty.”

Yesterday, a statement issued by Greenwood Junior, said: “We would like to apologise for any confusion caused as a result of [the original] letter we sent out and would like to reassure parents and the community that Christmas has not been cancelled at Greenwood Junior School.

“For very practical reasons we have taken the difficult decision to re-arrange some significant events on the school calendar to ensure maximum pupil and staff attendance.”

We certainly wouldn’t want those British children to miss the glory and the beauty that is Eid al-Adha — the Festival Of Sacrifice:

Luckily for them, we have more (grisly) photos of the festivities from around the world here and here.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

32 Responses to “Brit School ‘Moves’ Xmas For Muslim Eid”

  1. BatK says:

    wow… so first the Muslims make sure to remove any teachings of the Holocaust from British schools since they claim it’s “offensive” and now this… the world needs to WAKE UP…

  2. Enthalpy says:

    They will continue to impose their will on us until we stop them. Will we stop them?

  3. BatK says:

    oh, and they better have a HUGE menorah…you know, to commemorate the holiday where a bunch of bloodthirsty tyrants tried to impose their will on God’s people and force them to bow down to their idols, and instead, the Maccabee’s kicked them out and rededicated their Temple back to God. Doesn’t sound applicable AT ALL to what’s going on in the world today, does it???

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    Well…here we go! It’s around the corner for us. First it starts as a Foot Washing Station in the Airports for the weary muslim traveler so prayers can be done. But don’t erect a Christmas Tree at a airport because you might offend some jerk A-hole. Can’t wait for the Sacrificial Altars to pop up so a Lamb can be butchered before a jihad is preformed. By golly……these turds have rights!!

  5. BatK says:

    why sacrifice a lamb when any infidel will do?

  6. David says:

    So my understanding of the sacrifice of Eid was that families who could afford it slaughtered an animal and gave it to poorer families. But do they really eat Camels?!? And why in the middle of the street, why not quietly and then give without boasting? I was reading on another site how children are given special attention if they can complete the whole fast of Ramadan. Do any Muslims ever ask the obvious question that if their faith is “submission” to God, then why are there so many activities for men to boast in their good works? Apparently everything but Muslim pride has to be submitted to God.

  7. sheehanjihad says:

    notice that moving the Eid festival wasnt an option…..Yeah, let everyone in this Christian country move their traditional Christmas Celebration to make room for a ritual animal sacrifice honoring a murdering thug and his cult. Yeah, that’s doing everything to make sure nobody is offended, isnt it?

    The school did the math….let’s see now, forcing Christian students and parents to have their religious celebration go unrecognized….. what will happen? You have disappointed kids and parents, a few letters of protest, and lots of harbored resentment. Ok, that’s doable.

    Ok, lets try to change anything that may offend muslims….such as wearing a wool scarf, commenting on the weather, asking a student to build his bomb vest off school grounds, reading a book, or having the temperature of your car heater set on “medium”…..but try to change any muslim religious observation and ok, lets see now, what could happen? Hundreds of cars set on fire, death threats to the school’s administration, huge protests calling for the butchering of infidels, mass rioting, property destroyed, people killed, mayhem, chaos, and an entire country threatened with ongoing jihad terror attacks.

    So yeah, the spinelss wimp micro winky school administration did what they thought they had to. They didnt want to die, or rebuild the school, or be responsible for entire neighborhoods going up in flames or the deaths of innocent people. They had to choose which religion would react in the most negative manner. So forget the vicious cruel Christians! Instead, bow to the religion of peace.

  8. jcheney says:

    RE: pics
    What? No PETA in the UK?

  9. Colonel1961 says:

    PETA’s smart enough not to mess with Muslims. They only pick on sissified, guilty Christians…

  10. Media_man says:

    What the hell is happening to England? After the Muslims take over will they turn Westminster Abbey into a Mosque & dump the bones of Henry V & all the other infidels into the Thames?

  11. OTTO says:

    Take a close look at England. It’s where we are headed if we don’t expose liberalism and all useful idiots.

  12. DEZ says:

    I am simply speechless.

  13. VMAN says:

    Why are liberals such a bunch of sycophants when it comes to Muslims? Oh yes Achmed whatever you want. We will not stand in your way. Abuse women and children and animals. Do whatever puts a bee in your turban. I gotta tell ya it just doesn’t make sense to me. Then if you speak out against this craziness you get labeled a racist.

  14. A Mad Pole says:

    I personally do not see the reason to be upset. According to the article headline that S&L editor used, school moved some pagan “Xmas” celebration to make room for a Muslim one. Who cares?

    If they had moved CHRISTmas, then it is another story.

    So which one they did move, SG?

  15. sheehanjihad says:

    DEZ? Speechless? Say it aint so!

  16. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Frankly I’m surprised that as secularized as England has become that they would even show or mention anything dealing with Christmas. The land of my late father’s heritage, mine too, isn’t what it used to be.

  17. Chinnubie says:

    Well we all realize PETA is a spineless organization except when they want to pick on pet owners and hunters.

    The Brits are obviously just as easy to walk all over as well. Whatever happened to that “stiff upper lip” stuff they used to tell Americans that we were dying alongside them in WWII.

    How is it that a minority of people tell the majority what will be done? Shouldn’t they just have to adapt to our way and go slaughter their animals out of sight. Just think if you brought your deer home from out in the woods and decided to cut it’s throat out in the street in front of your house. This is as piss-poor as these bailouts!!!

  18. pinandpuller says:

    Wow-one hump or two? Where’s Andrew Zimmer when you need him?

    I grew up butchering livestock with my dad-I didn’t know I was so spiritual. I thought that the Brits had a crusade going against knives anyway-what the hell is going on? Can we go throw fake fur coats at them? Bloody hell!

  19. Icarus says:

    Who here “really” believes that eventually these leftwing ideologues, pushing their perverted agendas, along with western societies capitulation to Islam will in due course be reeled in (reversed???) and some sense of normality will return to the civilized world….. Please raise your hand.

    That’s what I thought!

    We all know where this ship is headed…

  20. wardmama4 says:

    but said it had to respect “the cultures and religions of all the children”.

    I call bullsh*t – where is Hanukkah? And why all of a sudden cancel a long time ‘religious’ celebration for a ‘new’ religion – shouldn’t that ‘new’ religion be the one to adjust to the ‘established’ religion. How about a Kwanzaa celebration? Or Hindu, Buddist or whatever? Why the heck is always Christianity vs Muslim? [Yeah, I know, it’s a rhetorical question that the islamic extremists answer every day – Kill the Infidels/Submit or Die]

    And explain to me how it is respect the cultures and religions of all the children to completely end the usual celebrations of one for another? Where’s the respect in that. At. All.

  21. DEZ says:

    ” Speechless? Say it aint so! ”

    Sometimes reading what the moonbats are trying to do is like being hit in the forehead with sledgehammer, it leaves me dazed and confused.
    The simple idea of celebrating Christmas by about 80 percent of England’s population has suddenly been pushed aside by a few cowards who wish to pacify and coddle a murdering and intolerant cult, I can hear the slobbering sounds of the liberal ass kissing from half way around the globe.
    They all have the same mind set, lets show how tolerant and progressive we liberals are, so nuanced and superior they are that they are ready to kiss the posterior of the very people that wish to enslave and murder them, liberals are legends in their own minds, small primeval little minds.
    Watching liberals makes me feel like Jane Goodall, its like watching a bunch of primates trying to use a stick for the first time to get a mouth full of termites.
    And these idiots are so stupid that they wish to worship and appease knuckle dragging primates even dumber than themselves.
    Hell, who needs evolution, we have libtards hell bent on devolution, lets all turn the clocks back until we all live in caves and hunt for small rodents with a stick.
    I have came to the point that I actually believe that liberals are truly more dangerous to human civilization than every nuke, islam and anything the cosmos can hurl at us combined.

    And SJ, I very much hope you are doing better my friend.

  22. sheehanjihad says:

    Thanks DEZ….it aint pretty, but I am hanging in there.

  23. DEZ says:

    SJ, if I can help and you are quiet, I will be greatly hurt.

    Now do you feel better that my stunned moment is gone?

  24. sheehanjihad says:

    Hell yeah DEZ! I look forward to your acerbic wit! Truth be known, I have never been unemployed in my entire adult life more than two days. The businesses in my area are experiencing a 60 per cent downturn in revenue….and there isnt any work available. Damn, there isnt much anyone can do to help, but I do appreciate it…very much my friend.

  25. bobbys says:

    This looks like next years kwanzaa celebration on the lawn of the White House

  26. Lurkin_no_mo says:

    eid… so similar to IED. The two have so much in common. Especially the blood letting. What is it with these folks where they worship blood letting so much?

  27. imnewatthis says:

    I couldn’t help but notice that the head teacher’s last name is Latif- and she sent the first letter. I knew a Pakistani guy whose name was Atif. Somewhat similar. I just wonder what Amber Latif’s background ( or her husband’s) is.

  28. jcheney says:

    December 3rd, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Read this, The Quivering Upper Lip


  29. 1sttofight says:

    Can anyone tell me exactly what that guy in the first picture is doing to that dead goat?

    Looks like a perverted sex act to me.

  30. BatK says:

    Great Ann Coulter quote: “The only people who hate America more than terrorists are the liberals.”

    I think it’s odd that the libs bow down to the Muslims and their every petulant whim, but vitriolically and violently oppose Christians or Israel. Mind you, it’s not pc to be “Anti-Semitic,” but it’s TOTALLY ok to be Anti-Israel (which is a neat little way to STILL be Anti-Semitic, but not get arrested by the pc police). The only thing I can figure out (without getting into a religious discussion) is that the Muslims and the libs have the SAME agenda: destroy the Bible, it’s principles, it’s people, and ultimately, its God. The clowns that preach “tolerance” have ZERO when it comes to anyone who opposes them from a Biblical/conservative position. They tolerate only those who serve their agenda. The Muslims serve their agenda…for now… since “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” What a rude wake up call when these dumb elitists realize the Muslims have an agenda of their own… How do you think those lovely ladies at NOW will be enoying their burkas or hijab? Will PETA be providing the goats for the next EID festival? Will kids with low test scores be suicide bombers so that NO KID is left behind?

  31. VMAN says:

    My neighbor shot a sheep he was raising about seven time I’d say. ALLAH BE PRAISED!!!!!

  32. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    If you capitulate to the demands with one group you’ll soon do it for others. And each time it’ll be easier than the last because you have no backbone to resist since you gave it up little by little over a period of time.

    ‘Better free than Wahabi.’

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