January 6, 2011, - 12:01 pm
It’s sad that we had to find this out in January . . . from a British newspaper, but Muslims in Minnesota succeeded in getting Santa removed from a Head Start program. But, unfortunately, American newspapers and most mainstream media don’t think it’s important to show the Muslim intolerance for American traditions. Other than that, it was only covered on a local Minnesota TV station. It’s also ironic that the Head Start program in question is named for St. Peter. I guess, perhaps, they should change that name ASAP, lest they offend Muslims. Even the ACLU is on Santa’s side. (Last year, I told you about Santa visiting Muslim kids in Dearbornistan, but as I told you, that was just propaganda. The Muslim kids were there for free toys, subsidized by infidel taxpayers, not for “tolerance” of Christianity. This story below is the real deal.)
“Religion of Peace”ful Intolerance
Father Christmas has been banned from visiting a children’s nursery after a Muslim family complained.
For the last four years, Dennis Jackson has donned a beard and red-and-white costume to hand out presents at the St Peter’s Head Start Programme in Minnesota.
But this year he was told he wasn’t welcome after objections from a Somali family.
‘It kind of burnt me up,’ Mr Jackson said, after being banned by officials at the Head Start Programme.
They had told him ‘it was against some people’s wishes’ for him to make the half-hour appearances for two classes, for about three dozen children all aged three and four.
According to the regional coordinator for the Minnesota Valley Action Council, Chris Marben, at least one Muslim family complained of his visit.
When asked about banishing Father Christmas, Mrs Marben said: ‘We have Somali families in the programme. We’re respecting the wishes of families in the program.’
She added: ‘Part of our challenge in Head Start is providing an environment where young children from many different cultures can all feel comfortable.’ . . .
She indicated that more than one objection would be sufficient to waive an observance.
Mr Jackson said he has played Father Christmas with children from other cultures before and they were fully comfortable with him – it’s just, in his opinion, some parents who are being unreasonable.
‘They’re not respecting the majority,’ he said. ‘My feeling is [objecting parents] can take their kids out of class for half an hour and let the other kids enjoy it. They should sacrifice, not rule.’
Exactly. Whenever you hear “tolerance” preached by Muslims, remember how tolerant they are of everyone else. As in, not at all.
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