On New Yorks WNYC’s morning news program “The Brian Lehrer Show” Monday morning, New York Mayor de Blasio said he has agreed to move forward with plans to make Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha – Muslim celebrations – holidays for New York City school children.
One has to assume the Mayor is not aware Eid al Fitr is the Muslim celebration of the first victory of Muslim military forces over non-Muslim forces at the Battle of Badr. There are numerous Islamic resources to find this but you can go here.
I wonder if the Mayor will also institute a day off for all Japanese children in America on December 7th to celebrate the death of Americans at Pearl Harbor. Only seems fair.