Tampa: Muslims push for early school dismissal every Friday for prayers

Banning sharia is a solution looking for a problem they say. via Tampa Muslims push for early school dismissal every Friday for prayers – BizPac Review.

A non-profit Islamic group in Florida is requesting that Muslim students be released early from public schools “every Friday” so children can attend mandatory prayer services, for under Islamic law, it is “sin” to miss the obligatory prayer sermon.

The Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area published an official permission slip on its website for parents to “request early dismissal every Friday” for their children to “attend and perform the mandatory Friday Khutbah (sermon) and prayers starting at 12:30 pm until 3:00 pm.”

The permission slip cites Fla. statutes and Hillsborough Township public school policy related to excused absences for religious observation, but fails to recognize other statutes and policies that state 180 days of school and a certain amount of hours are mandatory for each child.


The full text of FL Statute 1006.53, the first statute the permission slip cites, but only in part, reads:

1006.53 Religious observances.—Each public postsecondary educational institution shall adopt a policy which reasonably accommodates the religious observance, practice, and belief of individual students in regard to admissions, class attendance, and the scheduling of examinations and work assignments. Each policy shall include a grievance procedure by which a student who believes that he or she has been unreasonably denied an educational benefit due to his or her religious belief or practices may seek redress. Such policy shall be made known to faculty and students annually in inclusion in the institution’s handbook, manual, or other similar document regularly provided to faculty and students. [Emphasis added]

And while Hillsborough Township Public Schools allow absences for religious observations, its policy on attendance also states:

Prolonged or repeated absences, excused or unexcused, from school or from class, deprive the pupil of the classroom experience deemed essential to learning and may result in retention at grade level or loss of credit toward the high school diploma in accordance with policies of this Board.

It will be interesting to see how Tampa schools address such a request.

Demand an end to Muslim immigration or your city and your school will be next.

16 thoughts on “Tampa: Muslims push for early school dismissal every Friday for prayers

  1. You give a little finger, next the whole arm is taken. Make the prayers later after school is out. Have their children attend school in Islamic countries, best deport all of them. Theybhave to adjust or leave, only one official language ENGLISH!!

  2. They can pray any time of the day as long as they pray 5 times a day! To the school, tell these ISLAMIC SLIME A BIG FAT NO! They can take their ISLAMIC IDEOLOGY AND GO BACK TO WHERE THE HELL THEY CAME FROM! THEY ARE NOTHING BUT TROUBLE NO MATER WHERE THEY LIVE!

  3. Are Catholic kids given all our Holy Days off to attend Church? No, they are not. What about the Jewish kids? Bet not. Are rooms in schools set aside for prayer for Christian and Jewish kids? Bet not. Room for Atheists to do whatever they do, since it is considered a religion now? Bet not. What about the Hindu and Buddists kids? What about those who are Wica? Some Public Schools are teaching Islam and the Koran. They will not teach Christianity or the Bible. There is no lessons from the Torah or any other of the different religions’ Sacred Books. The mention of God and Jesus is forbidden and brings punishment but it’s ok to mention Allah and Mohammad. I would like to know their twisted reasoning besides that anything Christian might offend others. What if Christians and Jews are offended by all the Islamic propaganda being allowed in our schools? It’s just, ” too bad Christians. Your beliefs aren’t wanted. We don’t want God and Jesus in our schools.” You are giving State sanctioned approval of Islam over all other beliefs. Why? Fear? Obama? What is the real reason?

    • Mary, the reason for this is the End Times. Good becomes evil and evil good. It is in the scripture of the bible. Are you ready? The time is near. Get right with God now everyone!!!
      If you believe then continue to repent your sin and continue to put Him first. If you are not saved just pray and tell Jesus you want to be more like Him. Ask Him to show you how. Admit you have sinned and ask for His forgiveness. Go to a bible based church and learn His word.
      He is coming soon!

      • Being in God’s grace should be everyone’s goal – however I am so tired of people pushing the ‘end time’ – you do NOT know when it will be, there is NOWHERE you can find out, so please be pragmatic. People are tired of the same old when the topic doesn’t call for it.

  4. To my knowledge, only Moslem males are required to attend Friday communal services, but there is nothing in Sharia law requiring them to attend if they are in school. Even in Moslem countries, school is not dismissed early. This whole fuss is about getting more special privileges for Moslems in our non-Moslem society, forcing us to adapt to them, instead of the other way around.

  5. Push all the muzzies into Tampa Bay and let them attend a fish school! Their “permission slips” should be good hanging in bathrooms for emergency use.

  6. Then Christians should demand 1/2 a day for Good Friday, make sure to be able to pray and say God, Jesus, etc. And for things that the schools have banned that remind the evil ones that there is a God.

  7. more of the muslim brotherhood plan to infiltrate every level of our society. give them nothing as they are the scourge of the earth and will implode, hopefully soon. every person in our country should read the muslim brotherhood project for America then you will know the tactics of the enemy and one should know their enemy; unfortunately, obamahole is the worst of them all.

  8. This is the same crap they used in Western Europe and Islamists have now over run England, France, Denmark etc. with their demands – and everything is based on their so-called religion. If we give in now, this will be in every city and state in this nation. They use their ‘religion’ as the basis for everything (I can’t do this, I need to do that…etc.) – it’s BS. Their leaders have said they will not stop until the Islamic flag flies over the White House and the Vatican.
    A bunch just left Florida – they’ve been going around the country asking police depts. to stop teaching anti-terrorist training…said it’s against their religion….their religion has NOTHING to do w/our police depts. They pulled the same thing on Capt. Ray Kelly of NY City; stop the training and stop putting Muslims under surveillance (in NYC where they bombed the Twin Towers). Kelly said no and so the $%^& Muslims sued the NYC Police dept. They lost. You cannot give an inch
    with these people.

  9. We keep forgetting about Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, many of whom have been here for decades, well before Muslims. Yet they are not demanding.

    • Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs et al do not have a directive to conquer the earth for Allah..as a Grand Pooh-Bah of theirs put it -we will not stop until our flag flies over the White House and the Vatican.
      Islamists have totally devastated England, France, Denmark, Holland – check it out. They rule and they set the rules in schools, and take our enormous chunks of cities as no-go Zones (even the police are afraid to enter). It is happening here; they will star with schools; they’ve already gone to almost every police dept. in Fla. asking the to stop anti-terrorist training as it is ‘against their religion’ – they have no religion & if they did, police training has no bearing on it. They had the unmitigated gall to tell Ray Kelly, chief of Police of NY City to stop this training and stop putting them under surveillance (hey – 9/11?). He wouldn’t, so they brought a lawsuit against him/them (Mayor Bloomberg, too) & lost.
      Americans are so naïve about Muslims/Islam – they would as soon lop off your head as say hello. Know well “there is no such thing as a peaceful Muslim/Islamists….they’ve been murdering their own and everyone else since coming out of the known world, Mesopotamia, in the 7th century.

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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