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NYC Schools To Honor Islam – On 9/11

From FrontPage Magazine:

NYC City Council Honors Islam on 9/11

By: Andrew Walden
Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Big Apple schoolchildren may get the day off to celebrate the religion of the hijackers.

The New York City Council June 30 called on Mayor Bloomberg to add Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha to the New York Public School calendar. The non-binding council vote, Resolution 1281, passed with only councilmember G. Oliver Koppel opposing, urges the schools be closed to celebrate the two Islamic feast days.

The vote comes as the culmination of a three-years lobbying effort by New York Islamist groups and what supporters such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations describe as “over 80 Labor and Community Organizations.”

The New York Times July 1 noted:

Supporters also say that since the Ids (pronounced eeds) are floating holidays whose timing is set by the lunar calendar, they often fall on other religious holidays, on weekends or during the summer. During the next decade, for instance, at least one of the two Ids each year is expected to coincide with summer recess or an existing school holiday, according to a report by the Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University.

While assiduously digging into Islamic lunar calendar for the future timing of the Islamic feast days, The Times fails to mention that Eid al-Adha falls on Sunday, September 11 in the year 2016 and Eid al-Fitr will begin at sunset on September 9 and continue to sunset on Friday September 10 in the year 2010.

These “civil dates” for the two feast days are projected by the Islamic Umm al-Qura calendar maintained by the Saudi Government.  They are the likeliest possible dates for sighting of the crescent moon at Mecca. The feasts may fall one or two days earlier or later depending on a Saudi “hilal committee” responsible to spot the first visible crescent moon at Mecca—so Eid al-Fitr could possibly begin at sunset on September 10 or 11 and continue into September 11 or 12, 2010.  Resolution 1281 makes no mention of the date on which the Islamic feast days will be celebrated.

The Umm al-Qura calendar gives the modern "Gregorian" calendar dates of five Islamic feast days and holidays until the year 2029. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are the two which will fall on September 11 soonest. The next will be Islamic New Year–1 Muharram–which will be September 11, 2018. No others fall on September 11 through 2029.

This is not the only example of Islamists convincing local authorities to celebrate Islam on September 11. Earlier this year the Hawaii State Legislature voted to celebrate “Islam Day” on September 24, 2009—a day which corresponds to absolutely nothing in the Islamic calendar but is September 11, 2009 on the old Julian calendar favored by the Eastern Orthodox Christians conquered by Islam.

New York is not alone. According to The Times, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha “have already been adopted by school districts including Dearborn, Mich., and several municipalities in New Jersey.”  According to the text of Resolution 1281 these include: "Irvington, Atlantic City, Trenton and Paterson.”

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Oh, joy!

Will New York City also be blessed with the ritual blood baths in the streets?

And will those just be limited to the slaughtering of livestock?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

42 Responses to “NYC Schools To Honor Islam – On 9/11”

  1. At least we know for certain about the Demi’s stance of “Seperation of Church and State”

    Just all depends on which church you’re talking about.

    I would say that I can’t believe the audacity of NYC, but this is just to be expected.

    • electionhangovervictim

      “At least we know for certain about the Demi’s stance of “Seperation of Church and State”

      Just all depends on which church you’re talking about.”

      Exactly!! If ever there was a double standard…

    • beautyofreason

      You’re right on, Flession. I’ve noticed this sort of hypocrisy for years. In 2002 a professor invited a Muslim man to come into my public high school class, pass out a Quran published in Saudi Arabia, and discuss his religious beliefs (his unprompted explanation that realist artists go to hell was one view that really got to me).

      To the libs, separation of church and state apparently means separation of churches – not mosques – from the state. Why else does the ACLU not peep when Hawaii votes in “Islam day” but they wet their pants when a graduation ceremony includes one a student praying or a Christmas tree display at a state building? I’m not particularly religious but the hypocrisy is astounding. Why can Obama say the United States is “not a Christian country” but that it’s “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world” ? What if Bush said something like that in reverse? What if he had vetted a list of 50 people for possible appointment solely based on their religion, as Obama did with a list of Muslims?

      Me thinks the double standard reeks of political correctness. If only the libs really separated religion from the state – instead of coddling Islam and every anti-Western philosophy in their midst.

    • artboyusa

      “In 2002 a professor invited a Muslim man to come into my public high school class…(his unprompted explanation that realist artists go to hell was one view that really got to me)…” Me too beauty! Man, I’m even more glad than before that I only paint abstract pictures nowadays. If this guy’s right at least I don’t have to worry about hellfire anymore. Phew! I really dodged that bullet…

    • Gila Monster

      Good Friday off, gee LibCynic, where do you work? The last time I recall having Good Friday off was in grade school in the early 60’s.

      “Islam means peace, you know.”

      A common propaganda tool misconception there LibCynic. The literal translation of “Islam” in Arabic is submission, not peace. The translation is also the same in Syriac and Semitic based languages.
      Submission has a completly different inflection than peace, don’t you think?

  2. catie

    Wow-what a bunch of idiotic fools. I guess they’ve forgotten 9/11/01.

    • artboyusa

      Of course they’ve forgotten, catie. Everyone -the whole world- has, pretty much. They prefer to forget or they prefer to spin those obnoxious conspiracy “theories” because to remember what happened and why and what it meant would imply that some kind of response is required and that, frankly, is just too much hard work for most people. Better to go back to sleep and hope it will all just go away. Fighting back is too much effort for us. Remember all those flags people stuck on their houses and cars after 9/11? They fell apart after a while and weren’t replaced.Remember all those tee-shirts (made in China and Brazil) with flags and soaring eagles and all that crap? They shrank in the wash. Remember all those bumper stickers with all those chesty slogans -“Standing Tall” and so on? They faded.

      For years I’ve worn a black band on my wrist so that I won’t ever forget (not that I need reminding) and I know that those of us here won’t ever forget but we’re a minority within a minority. That fact is our enemy’s best hope and my private despair.

  3. Confucius

    I can’t wait for these people to meet PETA. If they thought Bush was a terrorist . . . .

    • neocon mom

      LOL!
      (however I don’t think PETA or the ACLU like to mess much with crazy Islamists, they like to pick softer targets. Plus they can just pass off the double standard as a testament to wealth of multicultural understanding.)

  4. electionhangovervictim

    Hell in hand-basket, people…Hell in a hand-basket.

  5. proreason

    There must be an Alinsky rule that tells them “in your face”.

    That’s the Moron’s style, and we are beginning to see it all over the place.

    “You don’t like THAT, well then, get a load of THIS crap sandwich.”

  6. pinandpuller

    They can only slaughter animals if they are in the union.

    So look for, the union stable…

  7. Yarddog1

    I am convinced that all is lost. Reason and rationality are indeed dead. The beast is truly upon us and it has an insatiable appetite. The next thing will be the requirement of the mark and beheading of Christians. The persecution has already begun.

  8. Liberals Demise

    Jesus, Joseph and Mary!!
    Has everyone lost their frickin’ minds? Don’t we need to be …………. screw it!!
    I’m locking and loading!!

  9. beautyofreason

    So…em…

    8 years after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and killed over a thousand people, do you think any red-blooded American or politician wanted public schools to recognize…

    Cherry blossom festivals?
    Shinto / Buddhism day (or variants thereof)?

    No, it wouldn’t happen. They didn’t even think of the possibility. American culture after the second world war didn’t have the intrinsic self-loathing and multicultural relativism found in liberal thought. I’m going to take a guess that more 9/11 revisionists are Michael Moore fans than not.

    • proreason

      “American culture after the second world war didn’t have the intrinsic self-loathing and multicultural relativism found in liberal thought.”

      Exactly.

      It took another 60 years of persistent Communist infiltration to poison the collective American mind.

      They are nothing if not dedicated.

    • beautyofreason

      I always enjoy your comments and insights pro. :)

    • proreason

      Thanks for the kind word beauty.

  10. It took another 60 years of persistent Communist infiltration to poison the collective American mind.

    Right on, PR.

    We’re being pushed every day into a day of reckoning. We are very reluctant to answer these subversive elements in America, but there is a point where the middle cannot hold anymore.

  11. canary

    Name 1 country that we have forced into celebrate American Holidays.
    Does this mean no school, or does this mean the school practicing their religion
    during school, and forcing all the children get in the fetal position and pray to allah. If the muslim holidays say you can’t go to school, let them stay home.
    If they don’t like our countries holiday they need to get the heck out of country.

    California schools are already having muslim week. Students have to dress like muslims, pick a muslim name, and pray to allah. Many high schools across the nation are having suicide classes. The plan their funeral, and write their obituaries. They did this at Columbine High School. It’s guinea pigging our children. It gets worse every year. I knew the school would not hand back the worksheet on the Obama excerpt they had to read. I know darn well, the schools are looking over the answers. Heh heh. They wanted my son to memorize this ten little Indian song. One hangs himself, one commits suicide, one’s cut in half, ones eaten by something, til one is left. I’m like what??? So, I wrote a note, that I considered it inappropiate and racist, and my son would not memorize it, unless he could replace “ten little Indians” with “ten little Jihads” or the Ten Commandments, or the Bill of Rights. Told another parent, and she told her son he didn’t have to memorize it either. Next year, it won’t be so easy. The grades start counting thing.

  12. canary

    Soon, it will be required to take Chinese and Muslim language, thanks to Obama’s world class universal educations he promised.

  13. Wamp

    Hmmm, our holidays, generally-speaking, are based on nat’l heroes, significant events, or honoring something of a big deal. Texas celebrates their Independence Day (still, don’t they?) as I am sure other states and places celebrate the contributions and influences of those who made this country great.

    I am not sure manning Slurpee kiosks and then funneling money to insurgents via mosques in Ohio and Michigan, or Tampa or Denver is in any way meeting a standard for building up this nation. Somebody who is better connected or a minor expert in this field, pls educate me. When did the first waves of Muslims reach our shores, and what significant contributions have they made (or anywhere in the world since 800 a.d!?)

    This is stupidity, which NY and Cali seem to have excessive amounts of at hand.

    Please keep us posted as to what happens to this proposal. I know, it will just come around again and again or get snuck in some spending bill……

  14. BatK

    Wow…I agree with all of the comments regarding the hypocrisy of both the liberals and the Muslims who are “tolerant” only of those who agree with them and seek to destroy anyone who disagrees (whether through jihad, public school brainwashing, demonization of Jews/Christians, media “coverage,” etc.) This is truly sickening. This isn’t about being “open minded” at all, it’s about DECEPTION. The easiest way to perpetrate an attack is to convince your enemy that you’re harmless. Muhammad did it to the people of Mecca before he went and slaughtered the inhabitants for not agreeing with his new religion. The libs going preaching how tolerant they are, while simultaneously silencing and attacking/marginalizing anyone who doesn’t agree with them – ie: Miss California, Sarah Palin.

    If you’re not a praying person, I would recommend you start :)

    • Rusty Shackleford

      It’s quite simple for me. BatK, I look upon anyone who’s a muslim in this nation with disdain. Like many religions, past and present, the same old bigotry applies. I do not look upon a woman wearing her head scarf as being one who “practices her religion freely”. No. I look upon her as a person who now has a hood ornament to stick in my face and tell me she’s “better than me” and that “someday I’m going to be sorry”.

      And, in many cases, like many things people do, it’s a fad. A longlived fad, perhaps. And I strongly doubt that same headscarf-wearing person actually bows to mecca umpteen times a day when they are in the privacy of their own home, except when company arrives.

      I make no apology here. I am intolerant of it. I think it’s a load of crap and just another way for a certain segment of the population to self-segregate and dis-include themselves from mainstream society. From Cacius Clay to Lou Alcindor, I’m not buying it.

      A peace-loving religion? I don’t buy that either. In fact, the new rise in people “adopting” islam fits very well with their anger. It’s a perfect fit and requires little tailoring to be rationalized into the misconception of how “the white man has oppressed the black man”.

      So put your pillbox hat on and your scarves and all that crapola and I’ll just stare at you and probably laugh a little and shake my head. Yes, I am dismissive of your religious “choice” you stupid victim of racial marketing.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I have nothing that displays any sort of religious anything in my home or on my vehicles or anywhere. If you must know, I find religion to be bullshit. Fables, myths and fantasy utilized in the past to unify a people for control and collection of monies to the church. And today, simply as a business.

      I have no personal beef with anyone who practices their religion. It’s what they do with it that I find most distasteful. From pointing the finger at me to saying their version of faith is the best and only.

      I made the decision a long time ago to ignore all of it.

      And, I am just as annoyed with the little fishies on the backs of people’s cars. Or the “Let go and let God” bumper stickers. Difference with me is that yes, I DO tolerate it. I have no inclination to prevent them from believing as they do. I respect their right to believe what they want.

      And you will note it was YOU who said: “Muslims are violent… so let’s kill ‘em all. You don’t see the irony in that?”

      I did not say that. Nor did I imply that. I said their newfound religion fits with their anger.

      YOU said: ” I am intolerant of intolerance.”

      I did not say that. I do tolerate other people and their religion. However, the way I FEEL about it is of no issue to anyone else but me. The difference between you and me, I suspect is that I know how to treat people fairly. If I were a store clerk, and some lady came in wearing her muslim garb, I would easily serve her as I would anyone.

      YOU, I would suspect would fawn and make special chit-chat and make a complete utter drooling fool of yourself to cover your insecurity that someone of muslim faith was in your presence and you MUST make the obligatory concessions at the expense of your own dignity, probably even going so far as to wish her a “happy ramadan” or similar.

      See, the thing you liberals fail to realize is that to a conservative “equal” means just that. Equal.

      But you seem to think, and by putting words in my mouth that I intend to act on my displeasure. By saying that, it then follows that you, by definition act on ALL of your feelings whereas the conservative controls those urges and maintains the right to think freely. YOU on the other hand prefer to be told what to think and thus, how to feel about things.

      For me, just because I FEEL a certain way about something does not determine how I ACT. No, I don’t like this new surge in people “finding” islam. I believe they use it as a statement to self-segregate; To thumb their nose at others and by the mere fact that it comes with special duds, makes it that much more visible, so better to annoy people like me.

      And, finally, your use of past transgressions in the christian faith is noted. However, christians in this century, so far as I know, have not declared a holy war against anybody…most likely having learned that doing so is not really in the best interests of human kind.

      And as for the distinction between muslims vs radical muslims? When the average every day muslim has decided to accept any and I mean ANY westerner on equal-footing or…let’s take it a step further any JEW on equal footing, then I will say we’ve made real progress. I do not see that happening. And yes, their intolerance bugs me because they ACT on it negatively.

      My intolerance is in my head. But I refuse to treat anyone I do not like with less than common courtesy unless they give me reason to do otherwise.

      You want everyone to get along? Not gonna happen. Not in this century or the next. Humans are competitive mammals and whenever there is a weakness, it will be exploited. Given the complex nature of humans, those weaknesses come in many forms and none are unnoticed.

      People are fallible and the best we can do is limit those who would do harm to others. And since our laws are based on punitive measures for acts committed, we are thus limited to that. You on the other hand, appear to be a fan of the “thought police” that you somehow believe that you can change not only the way people think but the way they SHOULD think..and perhaps, you believe as well that everyone should think like you?

      Who, then is truly intolerant?

    • Liberals Demise

      At least the little fishy and christian sticker cars won’t blow up and kill indiscriminately.
      BTW……….Hows the “Hope and Change” coming along for you LibCynic? You gettin’ yo ACORN handout?

    • Wamp

      LC,

      We are both law-abiding, respectful, and tolerant. We respect the laws of both nature and our nation, we respect your parents for choosing to bear you, and thus we tolerate your stupidity.

      I.e.,

      Your revisionist “tolerance” (Definition – Stupidity that shows disrespect for those who paved the way for your blessings of life, liberty, and our tolerance of you) and ‘germ warfare.’ I must have missed the part when Ferdinand or Isabella passed Christopher Columbus the vial of smallpox and gave him the powerpoint on how to dispense it most effectively…..

      Oh, and the poor annual reviews our forefathers would today receive for not integrating themselves into the local culture, shedding clothes, going barefoot, and unburdening themselves of their written language, traditions of codified laws, beliefs, and hundreds of years of cultural, scientific, and intellectual progress. Shame on them. The same rationale I guess that portrays the Israelis and their improvement of the Levant as aggressors and rapacious oppressors of the do-nothing-for-centuries Palestinians? You and your huddled consortium of massed victimized minorities and sexual deviants DO believe in integrating and tolerance, right? So you say…. You sure seem to have a lot of hate for your heritage. I am sure they appreciate you. Working on it, are you? I am sure there are places nearby to surrender your passport, and your paid-for world class rights.

      Your galling unfounded accusations – Rusty obviously wears no crosses. You took a swing though, didn’t you. Thanks for playing. Miss.

      Your affable way with selective historical vignettes – forgetting the Muslim ‘missionary’ efforts in Spain and the Balkans that preceded crusades and inquisitions.

      Your willingness (Monday morning quarterbacking, of course) to send tens of thousands of our parents to their deaths and maiming in attacking the Japanese mainland. I would bet your ancestors are grateful for your unequivocal support for their sacrifices, selflessness, and efforts so you could whine and wring your hands over your curse of being given life and citizenship in this, the greatest nation conceived in the history of mankind. Perhaps your grandparents and their loved ones were hugging trees and hating America even then? I bet they would, given the chance now, privately, in undeserved respect to you, quietly take you out behind the woodshed and treat you to some reminders about your place.

      I can promise you that my fingers, in whatever position I hold them, are clean. (I am pretty sure you weren’t ‘judging’ us there, were you?!) So are my hands. I don’t know how you manage to get both your head and your fingers up yours…..

      Please stay. Rather than chase you off, we could benefit from the reminders that there are those less fortunate, and you will no doubt benefit from your association in the light.

      Wamp
      From Iraq

  15. Wamp

    Rusty,- for those who were not born into or raised into the faith and traditions of Islam, I tend to agree that their conversion comes across as a means to simply draw attention to themselves. It is more like they could not find acceptance, or a vehicle for their individualism, anger or displacement, or suitable way to reject parents or some other part of the perceived establishment, and so they choose Islam and the required name change. There are similar organizations in other cultures – alluring for the seemingly inclusiveness in which people can find their own way to act out.

    Just as in political alignment, ethnic allegiances, or NFL fan-dom, I think most people tend to be sympathetic to the traditions in which they are raised. Likewise, I think most people around the world tend to be peaceful, non-confrontational, and willing to let live. Radical Islamofacism is a result of a society that has not progressed in 800+ years, and gives a lot of left-outs their vehicle to rampage.

    Do I think the bow-tied bespeckled Nation of Islam guards are peaceful, prayerful, spiritually-minded, or able to read the Quran? I tend to be more apt to believe they liked the cool threads…..

  16. Wamp

    Rusty,- for those who were not born into or raised into the faith and traditions of Islam, I tend to agree that their conversion comes across as a means to simply draw attention to themselves. It is more like they could not find acceptance, or a vehicle for their individualism, anger or displacement, or suitable way to reject parents or some other part of the perceived establishment, and so they choose Islam and the required name change. There are similar organizations in other cultures – alluring for the seemingly inclusiveness in which people can find their own way to act out.

    Just as in political alignment, ethnic allegiances, or NFL fan-dom, I think most people tend to be sympathetic to the traditions in which they are raised. Likewise, I think most people around the world tend to be peaceful, non-confrontational, and willing to let live. Radical Islamofacism is a result of a society that has not progressed in 800+ years, and gives a lot of left-outs their vehicle to rampage.

    Wearing the scarves gives some a sense of belonging, of some identity, some foolish framework for pride. I respect those that sincerely believe in modesty and understand their sense of security(For many it is probably a mark of slavery.) We have millions in our society buying ridiculous baseball caps. I kind of give it the same level of notice. It is those who have a need to use it to make an in-your-face statement, like the GLT deviants, who are out to intimidate others that are truly a worry.

    Do I think the bow-tied bespeckled Nation of Islam guards are peaceful, prayerful, spiritually-minded, or able to read the Quran? I tend to be more apt to believe they liked the cool threads…..

  17. Yarddog1

    Be the Hunter – Not the Hunted

  18. Enthalpy

    Let’s use the Supreme Court on this one.

    • AmericanIPA

      Better hurry. The next “justice” nominee might need to be the first muslim on the court. You know, quotas, historic nomination, all that ridiculous bullsh** that means more to socialists than upholding the law.

  19. solace

    “To celebrate the religion of the hijackers.”
    Quite honestly you have to be the most narrow minded person in the world to write such a thing.
    You can’t just etiquette a whole religion based on something that a couple of dumbasses did (which in fact they do have their own variation of Islam).
    It would be the same as saying all Germans are following the same doctrine as Hitler or because of the Burundi conflict all Africans are savages. I find it just wrong. Would it be right to believe that even Ghandi, the man of all religions, was practicing the religion of hijackers?
    Even on Christianity, Ghandi stated: “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians.”
    Every religion is intended for good, some people just distorts them to their will. You can’t just say that everyone who practices X religion are all good people.

    • Liberals Demise

      In Islams case, why wait till things go “BOOM” to ask questions? If frogs had wings they would still bump their butts upon landing. We, as citizens of these United States are nearing the “Take No Prisoners” point. The middle is sagging ………. wake up, please!!

    • Petronius

      Solace: “you have to be the most narrow minded person in the world to write such a thing. You can’t just etiquette [sic] a whole religion [Islam] based on something that a couple of dumbasses did…. Every religion is intended for good….”

      “A couple of dumbasses”? “A couple”? Really? Just a couple? Now who exactly is being the dumbass here, Solace? All of the thousands of narrow minded Americans, Brits, Israelis, Indians, Danes, French, Japanese, Filipinos, Africans, and Aussies who have been bombed, murdered, and tortured? All of the young Scandinavian schoolgirls who have been gang raped and beaten? All of the young victims of stonings and honor killings?

      Yes, we’re still paying the price, Solace. Indeed we are! But we want to pay some more! And here at last we know the reason why! Solace is telling us why: Because “every religion is intended for good.” Yes! There we have it! By the beard of the Prophet! Our prayers have been answered! Because Allah –– whoops, Quetzalcoatl! –– no, Kali, the death mother! –– wills it! Praise be to Kali, goddess of death and destruction! The American Liberal Death Wish is triumphant!

      These Liberals are so masochistic they can’t wait to bow before their barbarian conquerors . . . to place their heads into the noose of Kali’s stranglers . . . they can’t wait to hop onto the grill. And we are so very, very fortunate to have people like Solace who are perfectly willing –– anxious, actually –– to prepare the feast, to cater it, so to speak, and act as waiters . . . “Here’s a tender piece, sir.” All in Arabic or Farsi or Urdu or Swahili, or whatever, the college language background and travel abroad paying off at last.

    • TNpatriot

      How is that narrow minded?
      Before just flying off the handle and calling people names analyse the comment. He did not say all muslims are hijackers, he said ” …the religion of the hijackers.” Do they not all share a common religion? Did they all not pray allah akhbar (sp?) as they flew the planes into the towers? Maybe we should spend less time insisting that everyone tolerate muslims on all levels and spend more time protecting our precious citizens from those that want to blow us up.

    • proreason

      “You can’t just etiquette a whole religion based on something that a couple of couple of hundred million dumbasses ”

      I fixed your typo for you, Solace




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