My email to the Broward County School Board
Dear Members of the Broward County School Board,
Muslim America Sheikh Ahmad Musa Jibril in his column Celebrating The Holidays of The Infidels goes into great detail to show how Muslims must not celebrate the holidays of infidelslest they become like them.
Jibril concludes in his lengthily analysis of the Qur’an:
[I]t is clear to anyone who has a heart and understanding that it is prohibited to celebrate the holidays of the kuffar. Whether this be by participating with in them in any way, greeting them, mingling with them on their holidays, entering the places where their parties are taking place, or any symbolic move, action or gesture that would appear symbolic or sympathetic for their holiday.
We should not purchase gifts for parents on fathers or mothers day, rather every day of a Muslims life is fathers and mothers days.
We should not celebrate birthdays because those better than us did not do so, and its origin was by the kuffar.
We should not decorate for their holidays as they do on Christmas, nor should we wear like them as they do on Halloween, nor should we eat as they do on Thanksgiving.
We should not eat Turkey and say our intention was otherwise; there are 364 days in the year for you to enjoy your Turkey, to choose that day specifically is symbolically participating in their holidays.
The same applies to those who decorate their homes with Christmas trees or seasonal lights during Christmas season, then claim their intention was otherwise.
If we do not wake up and take a stand, we will wake up one day before a hopeless generation that knows Islam only by its name. This is because celebrating and enjoining in the holidays of the infidels is a cancerous tumor in the core of the Islamic belief that will spread and will not stop until it devastates us and causes us to loose our identity and dignity. Worst of all, it will subject us to the curse and wrath of Allah.
I hope you take this into consideration when you decide whether or not to recognize Muslim holidays in Broward County public schools.