Philadelphia schools add two Muslim holidays, mayor wants same for city workers

Creeping along in Philadelphiastan. Please read to the end for more on the Philly mayor. via: Philadelphia schools add two Muslim holidays

The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar, placing it among the first in the nation to do so.

In what would be an even rarer step, Mayor Kenney said Tuesday he also hopes to adopt the holidays for city workers. He has created a task force to determine how the change can be accomplished.

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Philly mayor lied for Islam even after suspect confessed

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“Philadelphia’s history is based on being a place where religious freedom is part of its founding ethos,” Kenney said at a news conference in City Hall, where he was joined by Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. to announce the new holidays. “Our city was built on the idea that while we may be different in nationality and ethnicity, the city welcomes all to worship and practice the faiths of our culture or our choosing.”

Because Islam follows a lunar calendar, the dates of the holidays, the two major holidays on the Islamic calendar, change each year. In the 2016-17 school year, they fall in mid-September and late June.

A handful of smaller school districts around the country have added the days to their academic calendars. New York last year became the first major city to take the step, which was seen as significant considering the mistrust Muslims faced there after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Calls for Philadelphia, which has an estimated 200,000 Muslims, to adopt the holidays have grown over the last year. In January, City Council unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., who is Muslim, backing the change.

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Kenney said that adding the holidays to the city calendar would require buy-in from the city’s municipal unions. The Task Force on Cultural Inclusion he announced Tuesday will include representatives from the city’s labor, commerce, and human resources offices as well as departments that would be impacted, like the court system.

Kenney said that the task force’s job “first and foremost” would be to focus on the holidays but that the focus could then broaden.

“We have to take into account how society sometimes ostracizes and eliminates people from the mainstream because of extraneous kind of reasons,” Kenney said.

Hite said the change would be phased in in the district because the 2016-17 academic calendar has already been finalized. In that year, students, staff, and teachers who want to take the days off can do so with excused absences.

In following years, the holidays will be treated like any other, Hite said.

Because the holidays in the 2017-18 school year fall in the summer and on a Saturday, respectively, the first new holiday that the entire district will have off will likely be Eid al-Fitr on June 14, 2018. The change could also impact charter schools, which Hite said typically follow the district calendar.

Philadelphia city workers currently have 11 paid holidays, two of them religious: Christmas and Good Friday. The School District also recognizes Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Salima Suswell, a member of the Philadelphia Eid Coalition, on Tuesday said the district’s decision will “validate our young Muslim students.”

 “It will allow them to know that they matter, their faith matters, and that there is a place in society for them,” she said. “And never again will they have to choose between education and religion.”


 All this validates is the rapid Islamization of America.

PS: Kenney is the same mayor who uttered what was possibly the most ignorant or blatant lie of all time when, after a Muslim was caught on video (watch below) attempting to murder a Philadelphia police officer, being caught and confessing that he did it for Islam…

…the dhimmi mayor said:

“In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you’ve seen on the screen. That is abhorrent. It’s just terrible and it does not represent this religion in any way shape or form or any of its teachings. And this is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers. It has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith.”

Moments later, in the same press conference with Kenney in the background, a police captain elaborates on the terrorists confession:

He stated that he pledges his allegiance to Islamic State, he follows Allah, and that is the reason he was called upon to do this …

In his confession, the shooter kept repeating “I follow Allah, I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic state,” Homicide Capt. Clark says.

 

4 Responses

  1. SHARED public on my Fb with my comment:

    WAKE UP AMERICA!! THE LIBS ARE LETTING SHARIA COME LITTLE BY LITTLE! FIGHT BACK! WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMEN!!!

  2. Philadelphia has one of the most corrupt mayors and city councils in the country, It is so democratically entrenched, with severe and widespread voter fraud, that it will become like Chicago if the people don’t wake up real soon. Real estate fraud has been committed by muslim leaders and their “friends” in local government, such that there are entire blocks of muslim enclaves spread throughout the city. The mayor brought in 10,000 foreign muslims several years ago and gave them housing, free medical care, food stamps and even worse, jobs which were, and are, scarce. Many, if not most, of these jobs were taken from laid off American citizen workers. The city and real estate developers employ so many illegal immigrants that they can be seen, pretending not to understand English, on nearly every block and in nearly all construction and work sites. The majority of restaurant kitchen workers are illegal immigrants. When the sh*t rises to top, the cesspool of dirty politics overflows.

  3. Oh how Toa would be proud or has no one heard the army of the people cheer as the alliance of peoples of the fifth colum is welcomed here. we gladly support them on college campuses in our schools, liberals cry we must defend them but so many misunderstand as they of the fifth infiltrate and pretend that they are here to live as servants maids gardeners, even cooks. They work in offices close to our leaders on our army navy airforce and marine bases. The fifth colum can oh yes it will strike and wewill not realize it untill its to late. consider the numbers of illegals we have allowed forty fifty sixty million can we really fight a war against so many on American soil?

  4. This gawd-awful Mayor Kenney is one REAL POS! Who exactly is lining his pockets to make him commit such anti-American CRIMES against his own people? He puts a face on the poster of all the genocidal savages and muslim vermin that come here to KILL us–all in the name of ‘faux’ multiculturalism! This kind of ‘kiss-ass’ pandering is exactly why America, as a Free Nation IS DOOMED! In less than 10 years Philly won’t even be recognizable! What part of ‘America–the Great Satan’ doesn’t he understand? BTW, needless to say, we can all expect Saudi Arabia and Somalia to adopt similar reciprocal recognition of our “Christian” holidays, right? I mean, won’t the MOZZLEM controlled governments of the world be SOOO quick to show their appreciation and gratitude for this act of kindness by enacting laws declaring CHRISTMAS, GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER as National Holidays too????? Well, BUT OF COURSE THEY WILL….Sure….Yeah….Uh huh….(crickets)….              

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