Governor Host Ramadan ReceptionMuslim advocates in Maryland continue to call for closures of public schools on Muslim holidays in the State of Maryland. Standing in front of the Montgomery County Council Office Building in Rockville, Northwest High School senior Anhar Karim, president of the Montgomery County Muslim Student Association, said he is one of many students in the county who have faced a hard decision related to two Muslim holidays.


Karin says he is conflicted over going to class or celebrating an Islamic holiday.

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“We are forcing our students into an unreasonable decision,” said Karim.

An unreasonable decision? Seriously? Perhaps Karim needs to prepare himself for the real world where he may be required to work on Islamic holidays. Should he get some sort of special treatment? I think not.

According to the

Karim and other speakers urged Montgomery County Public Schools to close when classes fall on Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr during a Monday press conference held by the Maryland chapter of the Council of American Islamic Relations and the Equality for Eid Coalition.

Eid al-Adha celebrates sacrifice to the Islamic god and falls on Oct. 15 this year. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the month of Ramadan and was Aug. 8. The dates of the holidays change because of the Islam lunar calendar.

The coalition, which is sponsored by the council, formed about a year ago to pursue a long-standing goal for the school closures.

The speakers also called for school system students and staff to skip school on Oct. 15 and celebrate Eid al-Adha instead.

Zainab Chaudry — vice president of the council’s Maryland chapter and a co-chair of the coalition — said the initiative is not asking for special rights.

“We’re only asking for equal rights,” she said.    

Equal rights? This isn’t about equal rights. It’s about religious equality. Those are two different things. What they are demanding is just like the homosexuals. Islamists are demanding special rights.

Look, as a Christian, I don’t care for either Christmas or Easter. I find neither of them in Scripture, but I don’t condemn my brothers and sisters for engaging in observing those holidays. However, I have worked on Christmas and haven’t been bothered in the least by it. If these Muslims have a problem with the school system not wanting to observe their particular holiday, perhaps they should either (a) homeschool, or (b) move to an Islamic country where they can have all the alleged Islamic rights they desire.

Mrs. Zainab Chaudry is also directly tied to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who have been identified as supporting terrorist organizations such as Hamas and engaged in money laundering in the US capitol of Washington, DC. If you want to let her know what you think of her affiliations with CAIR, here’s here email address: [email protected].

My question is why is Mrs. Chaudry and her husband not in indefinite military detention with their affiliation with a group that supports the enemies of America? I guess that little provision of the NDAA is really for American Patriots like Brandon RaubIsn’t that right Senator Lindsey Graham?

Montgomery County Councilman George Leventhal (D-At large) of Takoma Park said that Mulsim students and their families face a problem their Christian and Jewish counterparts don’t when it comes to holiday observances.

If school was in session on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur, it would be a conflict,” said Leventhal.

Like I said, holiday observances aren’t about rights. One has the right to engage in religious activity, but does not have the right to demand others to observe it by closing down schools and/or businesses. These kids can observe those holiday if they wish and simply provide a parents’ written note to attest to it.

However, I must ask, where are the people of Maryland? Where is your voice in this matter? You are being hammered by a tyrannical state government to disarm you, and you stand silently by while Islamists start making demands of your public schools? Where are you?

By the way, Leventhal is keeping his son home on October 15 to observe the holiday. Fine. That’s what you should do if that is what you believe is right. Stop forcing others to believe in the holidays forced on an ancient culture by a demon possessed pedophile murderer and thief! Just stop it!

I’m afraid the people of Maryland have allowed the devil in the back door and in the end there is going to be only one way to deal with him. I suggest the people of Maryland stand up and let their voices be heard in this matter.

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Tim Brown is the Editor of Freedom Outpost.