NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio To Close Public Schools For Islamic Holidays

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While this is not surprising, it is VERY wrong. Should schools be closed for the holy days of every faith?

Via New York Daily News:

New York City is moving to close school for two Muslim holidays and the Lunar New Year — but Mayor de Blasio isn’t so sure about the Hindu festival Diwali.

Appearing on WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show” on Monday, the mayor said he hadn’t taken a position on whether Diwali, the festival of lights celebrated in India and other South Asian countries, should be a day off from school.

But he said he’d move forward with closing schools for Lunar New Year and for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, Muslim holy days.

“It is complicated in terms of logistics and school calendar and budget. But it’s something I want to get done in a reasonable time frame,” he said.

What I don’t understand is why the left is so anxious to promote Islam when Islam is against everything liberals believe? What do you think?

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