New York Schools to Observe Muslim Holidays

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By Michael WareBarbWire guest contributor

I do not think that there are still many who would claim that America was still a Christian nation. That, if it ever really had been, is no longer the case. We now live in an America that is one that is pluralistic at best and covertly secular at worse. But, to make things worse, we now have our largest city observing Muslim holidays.

Christian News reports

Public schools in New York City will now close for two major Muslim holidays, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday.

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This means that this city is now mandating these holidays as valid and observed by the students. De Blasio also distorts history to match his pluralistic ideology. He said

“The origins of this nation [are] people of many different faiths coming together,” de Blasio told the New York Daily News at that time. “That’s why we have to respect Muslim faiths by providing the Eid school holidays for children in our school system.”

This is not only inaccurate but alarming. When we look at our founding fathers view of freedom of religion, we would have to do some major stretching to see them as all accepting. To think that these men thought that there should be Muslim mosques or Hindu temples on every corner is simple foolishness. It is unfounded to think the framers wanted us to be so accepting. All evidence points to the fact that these men intended freedom of religion to be reserved for the Christian religion.

But this would not do for the Mayor of New York. He wants us to learn more about Islam.

“I think we [need] have a larger discussion in this city and in this nation—a deeper understanding of the Muslim faith and its obvious connection to the other faiths for which we do honor school holidays,” de Blasio said on Wednesday. “[T]here is a clear connection between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.”

Here there is some truth to be pointed out, but it is not the truth that de Blasio meant. There is a connection between Islam and the Jews and Christians. The Muslim has been murdering both since the 7th century. The idea that they now can be trusted to live under our jurisprudence and reject their own is just plain stupid. They have never moved into an area and not sought to change the structure of society.

Granted, they have never migrated to an area they had not first conquered. But, that aside, we need to understand that this is going to lead to a convoluted mess in our country. If the Muslims get their holidays then why not others? It has already started.

Christian News further reports

Hindus are disappointed that the change does not include the Hindu Festival of Lights, known as Diwali.

“While the addition of two Muslim holidays is commendable, the mayor’s decision to exclude Diwali, a festival that is celebrated by thousands of Hindu, Jain, and Sikhs in NYC, is beyond disappointing,” Sheetal Shah, senior director of the Hindu American Foundation, remarked in a statement.

This opens wide the door in New York for the flood of Idolatry. The religion that made our nation great will soon be overshadowed by the multiplicity of falsehood. Falsehood promoted and endorsed by our broken school system.

Michael Ware is a husband, father and elder in the church he attends. He also writes at and


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