Poll: Americans Uneasy About Adding Muslim Holidays To School Calendars

Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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A new Rasmussen poll shows that 50 percent of American adults with children in elementary or secondary school do not want major Muslim holidays added to the public school calendar in their community.

The same poll shows that 33 percent want Muslim holidays added to the school calendar, while 17 percent are undecided.

Following the steps of New York City Public Schools, the Philadelphia public school district added two Muslim holidays to its calendar this year. There is currently a call for Jersey City to add Muslim holidays to its public school calendar as well.

Angry residents screamed and yelled at a school board meeting in Jersey City last year when Muslim residents demanded the holidays on the calendar, NBC New York reported.

One woman in a head scarf spoke into the microphone and said: “We’re no longer the minority, that’s clear from tonight. We’re going to be the majority soon.”

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