Gone: First Jell-O, Now Santa Thanks to Muslim ComplaintsTuesday, October 2nd, 2007
Step right up dhimmi’s (Islam’s name for the lowest class of human being who currently occupy the United States, aka United States Citizens) and claim your right to dhimmitude (the Islamic system of governing populations conquered by jihad wars, encompassing all of the demographic, ethnic, and religious aspects of the political system. -The Status of Non-Muslim Minorities Under Islamic Rule) as you continue to walk blindly toward shari’a (Islamic) law in this country.
Now you to can celebrate a nameless, bland holiday at Christmas called “winter festival”.
“Why is this” do you ask? I’ll tell you why. Because Muslims complained to the school system about Halloween and Christmas.
So long, Halloween parade. Farewell, Santa’s gift shop.
The holiday traditions are facing elimination in some Oak Lawn schools this year after complaints that the activities are offensive, particularly to Muslim students.
Final decisions on which of the festivities will be axed will fall to the principals at each of Ridgeland School District 122’s five schools, Supt. Tom Smyth said.
Parents expect that the announcement is going to add to the tension that has been building since officials agreed earlier this month to change the lunch menu to exclude items containing pork to accommodate Muslim students. News that Jell-O was struck from the menu caused such a stir that officials have agreed to bring it back. Gelatin is often made with tissue or bones of pigs or other animals.
That controversy now appears to have been been dwarfed by the holiday debate, which became so acrimonious Wednesday that police were called to Columbus Manor School to intervene in a shouting match among parents.
Robertson is hoping to strike compromises that will keep traditions alive and be culturally acceptable to all students — nearly half of whom are of Arab descent at Columbus Manor, she says. Fewer than a third of students districtwide are of Arab descent, according to Smyth.
Following the example of Lieb Elementary School, Columbus Manor School will exchange the annual Halloween parade for a fall festival next month. The holiday gift bazaars at both schools also will remain, but they’ll likely be moved to the PTA-sponsored after-school winter festival. And Santa’s annual visit probably will be on a Saturday. (as usual, it’s the Christians who are forced to give into the wishes of the Muslims. -ed.)