Councilman Says Stay Home for Muslim Holiday

MOCO Vox, September 23, 2013

Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal will join the Equality 4 Eid Coalition and community leaders at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, in Rockville as they urge Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff and students—Muslim and non-Muslim—to stay home from school on Tuesday, Oct. 15, to help celebrate the holiday Eid al-Adha in solidarity with their Muslim friends.

The rally is part of the efforts of the Equality 4 Eid Coalition to answer the Montgomery County Board of Education, which has stated it needed evidence of student and staff absences that would impact the delivery of instruction before it could evaluate whether schools should be closed to honor the Muslim religious holiday.

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There are two major holidays on the Muslim calendar. Eid al-Fitr is a celebration to mark the end of the month of Ramadan. Over the next three years, Eid al-Fitr will fall in summer, when schools are closed. Eid al-Adha, which marks the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, will falls on autumn dates over the next three years.

“Currently, the thousands of Muslim MCPS staff members and students have to choose between their education and observing their religious practices,” said Councilmember Leventhal, who chairs the Council’s Health and Human Services Committee. “They either skip school to celebrate Eids or they skip their religious observances to attend school. Many choose to do the latter. However, this is not a choice that our Christian and Jewish neighbors face on their holidays. I intend to keep my own son home from school on Oct. 15 as a sign of solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters and I urge parents from all religious and spiritual backgrounds to do the same.”

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The coalition said that it has found at least six school districts in the U.S. that close for the Muslim holiday. They are Burlington, Vt., Cambridge, Mass., Dearborn, Mi.; Paterson, N.J.; Skokie, Ill.; and Trenton, N.J.

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  • [Guest]

    Muhammadans should not be in the U.S. in any significant numbers, and Muhammadism should not be officially recognized and observed by government entities at any level.

    In any case, this incident—like all the others—is driven by the desire to push aside anything and everything that is white and traditional in favor of anything and everything that is black, brown, nontraditional, and alien.

    • D.B. Cooper

      We have other worries, like white politicians who won’t even attack this practice. It doesn’t help that most of you are going to blindly vote for whatever closet democrat the Republican Party throws at you.

      • joesolargenius

        I wouldn’t leave a child alone with this guy, he has that I really really love children and find them irisistable look .

      • Skip Wellington

        I’m touched by his sense of inclusion.
        Does he have a boyfriend? LOL

      • [Guest]

        That’s because politicians go where the votes are, and white people do not vote in accordance with their own interests. For that matter, do the majority of white Americans do or say ANYTHING that is explicitly pro-white? I can’t think of anything.

    • Spartacus

      Leventhal… That doesn’t sound like an Eskimo name.

  • Truthseeker

    Get these Muslims out of our towns. They’re a time bomb waiting to explode.

    • Spartacus

      Literally.

  • Spartacus

    “They either skip school to celebrate Eids or they skip their religious
    observances to attend school. Many choose to do the latter. However,
    this is not a choice that our Christian and Jewish neighbors face on
    their holidays. I intend to keep my own son home from school on Oct. 15
    as a sign of solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters and I urge
    parents from all religious and spiritual backgrounds to do the same.”

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    Will someone please punch this guy in the face ? Thank you.

    • Derp

      Just checked out the Wichita Massacre, from your avatar. My blood is boiling! I’m so pissed off my hands are shaking.

      • Spartacus

        And it’s not even the worst one you’ll read about…

  • MekongDelta69

    “I intend to keep my own son home from school on Oct. 15 as a sign of solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters…”

    Aww, how very ‘tolerant’ and ‘multicultural’ of you. Sooooo cute and wimpy.

    And when they blow your butt off to show their ‘solidarity,’ with you, will you keep your son home too (in the name of ‘equality’ of course), or will you bring him home in a body bag?

  • White Mom in WDC

    Montgomery county is a sinking ship. Was nice like 20 years ago. Another causality to the Cult of Diversity.

  • Son of Galton

    Mr. Leventhal, I’m all for you keeping yourself and your kids home on Oct. 15th…

    …as long as you use that opportunity to build a life-sized sculpture of Muhammad out of bacon.

  • Derp

    I will never show solidarity for a religion so evil.

  • Romulus

    I proudly wear a shirt sporting the words ” I love Bacon” whenever I happen to visit the city. On the reverse it has a nice list of famous people with the surname.

  • Lewis33

    Something about these people (looking at you George) makes them want to destroy everything they touch.

  • Lewis33

    “I intend to keep my own son home from school on Oct. 15 as a sign of solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters” I hope he lives long enough to see the implementation of sharia law and gets the benefit of solidarity with his Muslim brothers and sisters…”Next case your honor is Montgomery County VS George Leventhal…the accused was found with a menorah in his possession, an affront to all of Islam”

  • MBlanc46

    This makes me want to weep.

  • William Krapek

    Don’t have a lot of Muslims on my job. Last time there was a small group of them in our break room I happened to be eating pork. And when someone off handedly asked me what I was having I told them. Loud and proud.

    It couldn’t have gone down better if I’d planned it.

    🙂

  • IKantunderstand

    First of all, I thank you for the targets. Secondly, may I point out to the Muslim infiltrators, that no matter what, nobody who is an American, will ever care about your stupid holiday. Now, let’s take a look at the worlds religions. OK, you are not getting an objective view, listening to me, I admit it. So what. And for you fans of paragraphs? Not going to happen. A rant does not stop to make paragraphs. That is so White privilege. I am going to do nothing but make fun of the world’s religions. O.K., let’s see, we have the Hindus, yeah! great religion, oh, you did something wrong, you gonna come back as as slug., or something. You think that bathing in the Ganges, and floating your dead, and pooping there is holy. And, to top it off, you believe cows are holy. Seriously? Really? I find that hysterically funny. A cow? Really a cow? You find a cow holy? Wow. No wonder your people never discovered anything. No wonder, you still complain about British colonization. Which, by the way, your continent would be even more backward than it is today. Now, let us discuss Islam. The most anti-human, anti -knowledge, anti -art, anti- music. Indeed, the most anti-Western people on the face of the Earth, have been welcomed in our country, some people applaud the fact, that Somalians have become part of our country… And what the hell does that tell you? It tells you, you are a hypocrite. You rich liberals have in fact escaped public education. Let me tell you something: I am from European peasant stock, our history, is one of rebellion against our erstwhile overlords. We European peasants consider rebellion to be part of our DNA. Just a friendly reminder.

  • Johnny Squire

    Islam is an oppressive political ideology dressed up as religion and is incompatible with Western society. The West has gone mad to allow it inside their own borders.

  • Spartacus

    We can only hope so.

  • Global Minority

    Think about it, the USA is going to have so many different religons that the public school will be closed for good due to all the holidy’s they now will have to cater to. Home school your children really is the only option. If the majority of white children were pulled from the public school system, they would outlaw homeschooling.