October 2, 2007, - 9:21 am
“Religion of Tolerance”: Mich. Muslims Distribute Anti-Christian/Semitic Lit; Ill. Muslims KO Halloween, Christmas Parties, Pork
By Debbie Schlussel
Wake up and smell the Jihad. Wake up and smell the Sharia.
Two Midwestern developments that should wake up all Americans because they portend of things to come for our entire nation:
* Illinois Muslims have succeeded in getting a public school district — Ridgeland School District of Oak Lawn, Illinois in suburban Chicago — to eliminate all pig products form the school cafeteria. And they’ve gotten the schools to eliminate Halloween and Christmas parties. Will you just stand by as this happens?:
So long, Halloween parade. Farewell, Santa’s gift shop.
The holiday traditions are facing elimination in some Oak Lawn schools this year after complaints that 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 that the announcement is going to add to the tension that has been building since officials 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 have agreed to bring it back. Gelatin is often made with tissue or bones of pigs or other animals.
That controversy now appears to have been been dwarfed by the holiday debate, which became so acrimonious Wednesday that police were called to Columbus Manor School to intervene in a shouting match among parents.
“It’s difficult when you change the school’s culture,” said Columbus Manor Principal Sandy Robertson.
Elizabeth Zahdan, a mother of three District 122 students, says she took her concerns to the school board this month, not because she wanted to do away with the traditions, but rather to make them more inclusive. “I only wanted them modified to represent everyone,” she said. . . .
There’s just not time in the six-hour school day to celebrate every holiday, said Smyth, who sent the message to principals that they need to “tone down” the activities that he sees as eating too much into instructional time. “We have to think about our purpose,” Smyth said. “We have to think about our purpose,” Smyth said. “Are we about teaching reading, writing and math or for parties or fund-raising during the day?”
[DS: So glad he’s suddenly concerned about the “Three Rs”. Where was he on those before the Muslims whined?]
Robertson is hoping to strike compromises that will keep traditions alive and be culturally acceptable to all students — nearly half of whom are of Arab descent at Columbus Manor, she says. Fewer than a third of students districtwide are of Arab descent, according to Smyth.
* Muslims in Reagan Country a/k/a Macomb County, Michigan (which used to be home to the “Reagan Democrats”) are distributing anti-Christian and anti-Semitic literature and it barely gets a notice in a very tiny local paper (the low-circulation Macomb Daily). Interestingly, this happened just a few months after the opening of the first mosque in Macomb County. Hmmm . . . I’m sure that had nothing to do with this. It’s a “Religion of Peace”:
Police said anti-Jewish and anti-Christian fliers were found on cars parked in a lot on the northwest corner of 15 Mile and Ryan roads.
Sterling Heights police Detective Sgt. Paul Jesperson said three separate complaints were filed by residents Tuesday who found the fliers on their windshields.
He said the flier said: “Kill Jews and Christians if they don’t believe in Allah and Mohammad.”
It further advises people to “Fight those who do not believe.”
“I really don’t know what it means other than suggesting violence to Jews and Christians,” Jesperson said. “We certainly have no intentions of stifling someone’s religious beliefs but it is most certainly a violation of the law if you’re condoning violence with this hate literature.”
[DS: I’m sure the word “violence” has “many interpretations,” just like “Jihad.”]
Jesperson said police received three complaints and the fliers were seen on at least 15 other cars in the parking lot.
He said there was no damage to the cars and no one else filed a complaint.
“I would imagine many people thought this was some type of advertising flier and didn’t even read it,” Jesperson said.
[DS: Would he be this dismissive if it was an anti-Muslim flier?]
Sam Richardson, who was shopping at the Kroger store on Tuesday, saw the flier on his windshield while walking to his car and asked his 11-year-old daughter to remove it.
He said she walked toward him while she was reading the flier and then she started crying.
“She asked me what the flier was all about,” said Richardson, an electrician at General Motors. “I tried to explain to her what it meant and I then had to explain it to my 7-year-old son.”
The operators of the New Sahara restaurant, located near the Kroger store, said they are Chaldean Catholics and do not condone violence against others who have opposite religious beliefs.
[DS: Uh, Chaldeans (Iraqi Catholics, who are, indeed, Christians and are mostly friendly with Jews)) don’t do this. Muslims do.]
Jay, a longtime waiter at Sahara, said he was unaware of the fliers.
“These are touchy times and I don’t want my name used,” said Jay. “But we are peace-loving people who love the United States and feel all people can live here harmoniously.”
Richardson said it is hard for a parent to explain to his children why some people want to kill others simply because of religious disagreements. He told his son and daughter that regardless of their feelings about another individual, a person in the United States has a right to practice any religion.
“We try to protect our children but we cannot shield them from all of the hate in this world,” said Richardson, a Sterling Heights resident. “The person who put this flier on my car saying someone should be killed understandably upset my daughter and son.”
Police said they will continue to investigate the fliers.
But don’t worry about these Muslims getting prosecuted by authorities the way Christians and Jews would be if they did the same. Recently, anti-Muslim lit (which I think the Muslims fabricated for victimhood, as they often do) was a cause celebre when it was “sent to” (a/k/a probably fabricated by) the usual suspects, ADC’s “former” Islamic Terrorist-in-chief, Imad Hamad, and CAIR Michigan chief and Nation of Islam acolyte, Dawud Walid.
In both those cases, it was all over the TV, both of Detroit’s major newspapers, etc. Not the case in this instance. Because Infidels don’t count. Only Muslims do.
So, what is it that Muslims are always saying about how theirs is a “Religion of Tolerance”?
The only tolerance you get with Islam is that which they expect from you, as they take your rights, your religion, and your country away from you . . . while you watch.
Don’t expect any tolerance from them in return. Or you’ll be waiting an eternity.
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