Beginning of rant (those easily offended shouldn’t come here anyway) Either way it’s up to you, that’s what “freedom and liberty” are all about”.
Apparently this is to address “the needs of a growing Muslim community”. I’ve got some needs for you. My child needs to celebrate “Christmas” with a manger and the hymns of the season. My child needs to celebrate Easter with it’s focus on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. My child needs there to be prayer in the morning before school starts and before they leave for the day. My child needs prayers before contests, events and before testing as prayer settles the mind and brings peace and harmony to the soul. My child needs an hour off daily to attend a church class that he now has to get up at 5:30 in the morning to attend (when school is in session) to help him to navigate the dangerous path laid before him by those who do not believe as he does. My child needs to not be exposed to pornography masquerading as literature, science fiction instead of scientific theory, libertine behavior disguised as health class and abhorrent, immoral, illegal and uncivilized behavior that is on display by teachers and students alike and called “freedom of expression” while my child is told how and what and when they can “express their freedom”. Either all religion is banned or none are.
” Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Once these issues are addressed then talk to me about the needs of a small, insignificant, ignorant, violent and hateful group of people whose stated goal is to kill me and my child. The hypocrisy of this is phenomenal. The shear unadulterated unfairness of it makes the mind reel. Since when do we extend the rights of the Constitution to just one protected group and since when did Islam become a protected organization. Their mosques preach treason, they don’t obey US law, they murder their daughters and wives with impunity, they restrict the rights of nearly half of their adherents, they exspouse the death of any or all of those who believe differently than they do and they resurrect centuries old behaviors by others to excuse their religiously bigoted behavior.
I find it difficult to believe an adherent Muslim can believe in freedom or liberty. These ideals are an anathema to their world view, their religious teaching and their cultural identity. They hold on to their 7th century mores and tenets and expect, nay demand all others adhere or be destroyed. So says their religious texts. So either we have a lot of quasi practicing Muslims or people are being at best naive at worst disingenuous, or perhaps deluded. There are some lines that have to remain inviolate. This is one.-end of rant.