As if American taxpayers are paying for enough, here a good slap in the face we are about to get.
According to GOP USA,
The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar and the city will create a task force to study doing the same for the city’s calendar, officials announced Tuesday.
“Philadelphia’s history is based on being a place where religious freedom is part of its founding ethos,” Mayor Kenney said at a news conference in City Hall. “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.”
The two holidays are Eid al-Fitr, celebrated after the month-long observance of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha, celebrated at the conclusion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
The dates on which the holidays are celebrated change each year because Islam follows a lunar calendar. But this year Eid al-Fitr will fall in July and Eid al-Adha will take place in September.
Because the calendar for the 2016-17 school year has already been finalized, students, staff and teachers who wish to take the day off will be given excused absences, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said.
Hite said in the following years, the holidays will be treated like any other.
Think the teachers’ unions will care that they are getting more time off?
There is good news. At least America’s children will be safe from suicide bombers on those holidays. Well, maybe.