Saturday, September 29, 2007

Jettisoning
Christmas
In Illinois
The Avoid
Offending Muslims


You see, it offends Muslims when Christians celebrate their holidays. When Muslims celebrate, meanwhile, we're all supposed to be happy for them.


So long Halloween parade. Farewell Santa's gift shop.

The long-celebrated holiday traditions are facing elimination in some Oak Lawn schools this year after complaints the activities are offensive, particularly to Muslim students.
Final decisions on which of the festivities will be axed will fall to the principals at each of Ridgeland School District 122's five schools, Supt. Tom Smyth said.


Parents expect the announcement to add to the tension that's been building since school administrators agreed earlier this month to change the lunch menu to exclude items containing pork to accommodate Muslim students. News that Jell-O was struck from the menu caused such a stir that officials since have agreed to bring the popular dessert back.


Jello is anti-Islamic too?

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