So schools in NYC aren’t allowed to display nativity scenes at Christmas because they’re too religious. However, the Jewish menorah and Muslim star and crescent are allowed because they are secular. Well two things. First, if I were Jewish or Muslim I’d be a bit peeved that symbols associated with my religion have been secularized. Second, if Jewish and Muslim students are allowed to have their faith acknowledged on their holy days why aren’t Christians allowed to have theirs acknowledged on one of their holiest days.

Why would you display the star and crescent at this time of year any way? There’s no Muslim holiday that I know of that has been highjacked to serve the purposes of consumerism and materialism (as is the case with Christmas and Hanukah). Here’s some info on it in the New York Post online.


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