A local TV news program recently reported that the town of New London, CT has built into its school calendar a day off for a Muslim holiday along with the long established Christian and Jewish holidays.
As far as I know, NBC30 was the only news station to report this and there has been nothing in local papers. It seems to be just another 'filler' on a relatively slow news day--if you discount the hubbub surrounding the missing airliner. But I have a feeling this is the calm before the storm.
As this trend grows, and I think it will, there will eventually occur a national outcry. I can just hear the tea party republicans screaming and moaning, veins popping out of foreheads, frothing at the mouth about the destruction for our cherished values and eventual takeover of Muslim 'terrorists' in our country.
The truth is if you must adhere strictly to the Constitution, there should be NO religious holidays built into a government service such as education.
But the conservative/Christian/Judeo powers that be conveniently overlook that little fact.
It's just another example of their profound arrogance. They whine about government intrusion yet have no problem telling us how or what to worship, who to marry and what we can or can not do with our bodies. They're a bunch of hypocrites.
This is an issue to watch. Should be interesting.