#NYC School’s to Close/Celebrate #Muslim Holiday (#Eid) Least we Forget?

23 September 2015 – 15H05Muslim Americans welcome first NY Eid school holiday in Share © AFP/File / by Jennie Matthew | Muslim devotees take part in a special morning prayer to mark the start of Eid al-Adha festival at mosque in Silver Spring, Maryland, on November 6, 2011 afp photo

NEW YORK (AFP) – New York marks a milestone in the fight for equality Thursday when 1.1 million children in America’s largest school district will take the day off to mark Eid al-Adha. It is a small but hard-won victory at a time when American Muslims complain of growing Islamophobia and worsening anti-Muslim rhetoric following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. For the first time, more than 1,800 public schools in New York will close for the Muslim feast of sacrifice, a day after also closing for Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

Source: Flash – Muslim Americans welcome first NY Eid school holiday – France 24

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