New York City high school won’t serve prom food until 9PM due to Ramadan

And will never hold prom during Ramadan again, according to principal.

Source: New York City school won’t move prom over Ramadan conflict | abc7ny.com

FORT GREENE, Brooklyn (WABC) –Brooklyn Tech seniors will gather at Pier Sixty for the prom on June 3, but not all their classmates will be able to attend the big bash at the hot spot billed as the largest waterfront venue in Manhattan.

The party this year falls during Ramadan, a month-long time of religious fasting and prayer for observant Muslims.

“Obviously the date wasn’t the best date,” said senior Pakeza Sahbbir, who will be not attending.You’re not suppose to listen to music during Ramadan, so that’s why it’s not really allowed.”

In an online petition, students are asking school officials to move the prom to another day so that everyone can participate. About 1,300 students go to Brooklyn Tech, but the school does not track religious affiliation.

“I know how it feels to fast,” student Saima Afrin said. “I feel very tired throughout the day, so I won’t want to go out. I’d sleep and stuff.”

In an effort to accommodate everyone, school officials said they won’t serve food at the prom until 9 p.m., after fasting ends at sundown.

[This does not accommodate everyone. It only accommodates Muslims and overwhelmingly negatively affects non-Muslims who essentially have to submit to sharia and fast themselves until 9PM.]

The principal also met with the Muslim Student Association Tuesday to make sure this never happens again.

“If they changed (the date), it’s going to loose a lot of money,” student Nafin Rahman said. “So I don’t think they want to lose a lot of money. Plus it’s already really expensive.”

And that is one reason Rahman and others won’t be going. At $185 per person, it’s simply not in their budget.


The principal met with the Muslim Brotherhood-founded Muslim Student Association which is now infiltrating high schools across America. And he vowed never to hold a prom during Ramadan again. Time will tell if he can uphold that sharia promise.

You can send Brooklyn Tech a message here or Phone: (718) 804-6400
Fax: (718) 260-9245 or the principal Randy Asher.

Brooklyn Tech Principal Randy Asher

23 thoughts on “New York City high school won’t serve prom food until 9PM due to Ramadan

  1. Why would Muslims go to a prom in ANY case? There is mingling of the sexes, lots of music which is forbidden by their religion, and plenty of Kafirs in attendance….

    Any idea how many Muslims are seniors at this school? It would be helpful to know how many people are benefiting and how many have to accommodate them. I suspect it’s under 10% are Muslim and even fewer would be attending a prom. This is a very poor decision by the school.

  2. Sharia Law should not be followed in The United States, Period. If this school receives any Public funding it should be removed Immediately fro them Violating Separation of Church and State.

  3. COWARD and so is everyone who supports this decision! It’s long past time that the Department of Education was dismantled and tax money stopped supporting schools in any way, shape or form.

  4. Since Doc Brown’s time machine doesn’t really exist, and it’s not possible for us to instantly travel several generations into the future to meet our many wonderful Muslim great great great grandchildren, we have chosen instead, to willingly lay the groundwork to ensure Inshallah our descendants and their form governance will resemble that of Iran, Pakistan, or Saudi Arabia. The bearded Marty (Muhammad) McFlys of the future will graduate from Arabic madrassas, and wear white graduation robes year round.

  5. Does Brooklyn Tech have good bomb making classes?
    Islam is the most dangerous thing that the world has ever faced, Stalin and Hitler were insignificant compared to the engulfing and mendacious tentacles of Islam

    • The more they get, the more they want, and they will try to get it, whether it be by lying, stealing, or even killing. You can’t make concessions to muslims, it only empowers them and makes them more gluttonous. Bad thing is, they want the WHOLE world… and if we just handed it over to them, they would want the moon and the stars.

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  7. W tf? This has absolutely nothing to do with religion and it should not play any role. It’s freaking school for Pete’s sake. If your religion interferes with the celebration then you DON’T GO. What else can we do for you non assimilated students? Change the long history and policy for all to accommodate a few. BEND OVER AMERICA , where does it stop?

  8. On Good Friday all Catholics are supposed to fast between 12 and 3pm and that is the time school lunches are served….are we going to stop serving lunches until this time has passed? FASTING IS A PERSONAL CHOICE…..let’s not make stupid decisions that punish the majority because of a few who want to impose their will.

  9. And of course the Freedom From Religion Foundation will be stepping in with a lawsuit within a matter of hours. Right? Or perhaps it’s only certain religions they’re concerned about.

  10. I thought students nowadays were into having segregated proms and graduations. One college – Columbia ? – was going to have separate black, Asian, LGBT, etc. graduations I heard. I didn’t attend the high school prom – this was almost forty years ago – so these demands wouldn’t have affected me personally. Neither did my mother or sister attend. We were just not prom-going people…

  11. The best thing to do is tell the Muslims it is a test of submission to Islam to not eat the meal at the Prom. Are they afraid of failing the test of being a true Muslim?

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  13. This is bullshit- and it violates separation of church and state. This is forcing non-Muslims to follow Muslim rule of fasting at a public school function. The Muslim kids who are so concerned about their religion shouldn’t be at Prom, especially during Ramadan, and it has nothing to do with food- it has to do with not listening to music during Ramadan, not dancing with girls, etc. See if the ACLU picks this one up.

    PS- this principal seems to be a moron

    • Well yes, David, you’re right about all of that, but then who cares about those “miniscule” itty-bitty Ramadamn rules when you can control the whole thing by making everybody miserable and hungry and “feeling SUBDUED”! Yeah, that’s what this is really all about–SUBMISSION AND POWER!!! Never forget that taquiyya permits all kinds of lies and sins of the flesh–AS LONG AS IT’S FOR “THE CAUSE” OF IZZZLIME!!!!!

  14. This scat is just getting more stupid by the day. Did you bend over when thousands of Jews came to America no you did not. How about the Somali Christians no you did not what about the thousands of Chinese no you did not. Why are the Muslims the only group you bend over for. Stop the scat our it will only get worse.

  15. Once again, we have to bow down to this 7th Century back-water religion/culture that either gets its way or it kills you. Am I the only one who sees the problem here, or are we on our way to politcal correctmess suicide?

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