Muslim Students in NYC Rally to Demand School Holidays

Islam is the fastest growing religion in NYC, and according to a Columbia University study, 120,000 of the school’s 1.1 million students are Muslim. But the DOE does not recognize Islamic holidays on the school calendar, and Muslim students who miss school for religious holiday’s have to make up for the schoolwork they missed. Last year the City Council passed a resolution calling for two Muslim holy days, Eid-ul Adha and Eid-ul Fitr, to be added to the school calendar, but Mayor Bloomberg, who has the final say in which holidays are approved, has not taken action…

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