The New York City Council June 30 called on Mayor Bloomberg to add Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha to the New York Public School calendar. The non-binding council vote, Resolution 1281, passed with only councilmember G. Oliver Koppel opposing, urges the schools be closed to celebrate the two Islamic feast days. The vote comes as the culmination of a three-years lobbying effort by New York Islamist groups and what supporters such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations describe as “over 80 Labor and Community Organizations.”
PHOTO: “Intifada NYC” T-shirts sold by www.Awaam.org, supporters of resolution 1281.
……This is not the only example of Islamists convincing local authorities to celebrate Islam on September 11. Earlier this year the Hawaii State Legislature voted to celebrate “Islam Day” on September 24, 2009—a day which corresponds to absolutely nothing in the Islamic calendar but is September 11, 2009 on the old Julian calendar favored by the Eastern Orthodox Christians conquered by Islam.
New York is not alone. …..Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha “have already been adopted by school districts including Dearborn, Mich., and several municipalities in New Jersey.” According to the text of Resolution 1281 these include: “Irvington, Atlantic City, Trenton and Paterson.”
……It was unclear on Tuesday whether Mr. Bloomberg would continue to have final say on the issue, because the State Legislature still has not passed a bill to extend his control over the schools. But some officials said that even if the bill did not pass, he would be able to exert indirect control through appointments to the Board of Education.
The Council resolution also urged the Legislature to pass two pending bills that would amend state education law to require the holidays in the city’s school calendar. That could allow the move without the mayor’s approval, said Councilman Robert Jackson of Manhattan, a co-sponsor of the resolution and a Muslim.
Public Islamist reaction to the council resolution is muted–the holidays are not yet law. But Islamists—including the webmaster of the Hawaii “Islamic Information Office” (IIO) website are on line celebrating the Hawaii Legislature’s vote to designate September 24 as “Islam Day.”
“City of Brass” blogger Aziz Poonawalla of Madison, Wisconsin May 19 writes: “Naturally, there are some (conservative, Republican) people who see this as dhimmitude incarnate. This fellow for example warns starkly of burkas and bikinis (maybe he should read my essay…) and intones seriously, “the muslims are laughing”. Why, yes, we are indeed.”
The first commenter on Poonawalla’s blog post identifies himself as Hawaii IIO webmaster Abdul Rashid Abdullah. The Islamic Information Office (IIO) website is tied to the Hawaii-based Muslim initiators of the “Islam Day” resolution. Abdullah provides a link to a Honolulu Star-Bulletin poll on Islam Day and urges Poonawalla’s readers to vote.
The next morning “Indira” comments: “Nice work, that is also September 11 on the Julian calendar, no wonder you are laughing at kufr.” (Kufr is a derogatory term for non-Muslims.)
That’s nothing compared to the laugh the Islamists will have if they can get “kufr” to celebrate Islamic feast days on September 11 in New York City.
I fired this e-mail off to the Mayor:
I’m a retired U.S. Soldier and Iraq War veteran. I fought the enemies who attacked this soil on 9/11 only to find that you and the NYC Council think it’s appropriate to honor muslim holidays. Islamofascist groups like CAIR sponsored this, and you see nothing wrong with that.
CAIR Chairman Omar M. Ahmad told a crowd of California Muslims in July 1998:
“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”
Congratulations on becoming a Dhimmi. Don’t expect the rest of us to follow suit.
What’s the matter, Mayor? Apparently, there’s not enough buildings missing from your skyline to make an impression.
The Dhimmification of America is just as much of a threat as communism ever was, or the new socialist regime in the White House, for that matter.
I refuse to honor or respect any religion that is a threat to my life and liberty. I will not tolerate a religion that infuses terrorism, violence against its female population, and fatwas against Christians and Jews simply because they don’t buy what Mohammad wrote in a 7th Century screed.
Traits of Islam are found in the Sirat Rasul Allah. Destitute muslims would accept aid, protection, and comfort, from communities only to inflict Sharia when they became strong enough to impose their rule. The author, Ibn Ishaq (Died 773AD) gave an unvarnished view of the tyrant Mohammad, and his original text ‘disappeared’.
Mohammad was a butcher, a “highway bandit” who made a living robbing passing caravans, a pedophile, and a mass murderer, anti-Christian and an anti-Semite. What a prophet. It’s inconceivable that any city in America would consider granting a holiday to a diseased theology and its malignant followers.
If they expect to transform this nation into a Dhimmi satellite, they’re going to have one hell of a fight on their bloody hands.