Muslims pressure NYC schools to provide halal food

I often share with y’all one of my favorite sayings: “when tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide.” The way radical Islamists will subvert our culture and way of life will be simple and incremental. They will force decisions to be made to accommodate their sharia-based Islamic law, and those who challenge them will be castigated as “Islamophobes.” I will not be deterred.

As reported by the Jewish Press, “Proposed legislation was introduced into New York City Council to require that the city’s public schools provide Islamic-compliant food – halal – as an option in the cafeterias. The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined forces with council member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. (Brooklyn) and fourteen other city council members who co-sponsored Espinal’s Resolution 54.

Yes, the infamous organization CAIR is behind this initiative, the same organization listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist funding trial in US history, the Holy Land Foundation. And you must understand, they are demanding that the American taxpayer be responsible for providing these specific foods.

The Resolution goes into explicit detail about what Islamic-observant students are permitted to eat and what they must avoid eating, as well as stating who made those determinations. Here’s just a snippet:

Whereas, The practice of Islam is determined by the Islamic teachings as guided by the holy book Quran and the Hadith, and sayings of the Prophet Mohammad, which includes observing dietary laws; and Whereas, Islamic dietary laws delineate foods that are halal, meaning lawful or permitted, and those that are haram, meaning not permitted.

The group has no accurate way to determine how many schoolchildren in New York City are Muslim or how many observe strict halal guidelines, but it could be around 12 percent. Undeterred by the lack of hard information, the legislators pointed to the Detroit public school system where 35 percent of the students are estimated to be Muslim. In Detroit, the school district began a halal pilot program in 2001 which has expanded to 35 schools in the district.

But you don’t want school kids going hungry do you? You see, unless a halal option is offered, the unknown number of New York City’s schoolchildren who can only eat halal food will suffer — either having to eat the vegetarian option already offered in the school system, or having to bring their own food from home. If the food is brought from home, it probably won’t still be hot by lunch time. Oh, the inhumanity of a cold sandwich!

But here’s the key point. There are of course many other students in New York City schools who have religious dietary requirements. That would be the Jewish kids. The New York City public schools don’t offer kosher lunches and to date, no Jewish groups have marched themselves into the New York City council chambers demanding that there be a kosher food option.

What I find quite interesting, if this passes, is that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to close down successful charter schools in Harlem for lower income black children, but taxpayers will have to feed Muslim kids special meals? Dude, this is dumb, it is a no-brainer. Tell CAIR to pound sand. If they want special halal meals for their kids, pack it for them. The parents can buy a special halal meal microwave and get school permission to place them in the cafeterias — case closed, problem solved.

This is not about lunch for Muslim kids, it’s about the slow steady march towards sharia compliance. And while we’re on the subject, lets talk about why there are no churches in Saudi Arabia and why Christians are being murdered, persecuted, and driven out of their historical homelands by Islamic terrorists. Spare me the kumbaya “coexistence” stuff.

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Renee Gentry
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Welcome to AMERICA, if you choose for your child to have certain foods then you pack their lunch! To put this off on tax payers is wrong! And very disrespectful!

terry mcclinton
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But not surprising in the least. Once again, I’m so glad that i live in the “backwards” state of Alabama.

marylou
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It is also ridiculous to expect taxpayers to pay for your personal religious dietary requirements!

Hammy Hamtaro
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Pound sand? How about they eat sand instead?

Tacjam4
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Liberals, when in Rome, make the Romans comply with the immigrants…… Yeah, that’s how it goes!

marylou
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It’s not about the food…it’s about Islamic CONTROL of every aspect of our society at taxpayer expense! Solution; We create a Jewish food component..need two kitchens… We create a Halal component.. We create a Vegetarian component…. We create a Vegan component……. We create a Japanese, Thai and Chinese component.. We create a Korean component.. We create an Italian, Irish, German component We create an Hispanic component..etc etc etc We feed everyone and then send them home…. since there will be no money left to feed their minds after filling their stomachs with a myriad of special diets at taxpayer expense!… Read more »
Renee
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This is AMERICA GET OVER IT IF YOU WANT YOU OFFSPRING TO EAT unregulated meat then you need to pack the crap in a bag and send it with them is un healthy and on Un American therefore other children should not have to be subject to that crap possible touching their food either. when are these ignorant species going to realize this is not their country if you want it your way go back to your own country eat sand I’m right along with all the other people

jp
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you are missing the point. they want to take us over and are doing it a little at at time we have to be tolerant but they don’t when is it going to be that immigrants have to assimulate into our culture like the old days no make us change to accomodate them? Just another way our government wants us to be controlled by laws. I’m tired of the kumbaya crap, too. This is our country let’s take it back. Make them pack their own lunches.

Brendan
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Assimilation does not mean they can’t practice their own religion.

Casper1974
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Who’s keeping them from practicing their own religion?

Diane Pugh
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Then they should tolerate other religions and pack their own damned lunches as well as wash at home and pray at home, like the rest of us, instead of having foot baths and special washing facilities for them to perform their * ablutions* at. Even catholic universities have been forced to provide these baths and special praying places so the mozlem students wont have to be offended by christian symbols. I say…dont go to a catholic university then!!!

Diane Pugh
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So…let me get this straight….Christian kids are not allowed to bring bibles to school, wear american flags during cinco de mayo, proseletyze. No kosher meals for Jewish children, and atheists screaming for separation of church and state….but the mozlem kids get special halal meals??? All of this on the taxpayer? Ummm….NO!!!! And anyone who condones this should be taken to task not catered to!!!! Thank God I dont live in New York and thank God I wont be condoning any of this sharia bullcrap!!!! This is so wrong in so many ways!!!!!

yomama2
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And why is it if Cristians quote the bible they get lambasted; but quote from the koran and nobody says a word.

Diane Pugh
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Quotes from the koran? Heck, they post the pillars of islam on the school hall walls and nobody says a word!

Brendan
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You are talking about isolated incidents in individual schools in different parts of the country.
Here in NYC (where this article is about) in our public schools, Christians are allowed to wear crosses, orthodox Jews can have kosher food, you can wear a flag on your t-shirt, and even bring a Bible to read on your free time.

Casper1974
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Yes, unfortunately though – the rest of the country is a little less enlightened – to put it mildly……

Diane Pugh
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But…that’s not ALL of NY is it Brendan? After all I just read an article about Greece, NY where the city council was sued because they prayed before each session. The mozlems pushing their choices on everyone else forcibly, is EVERYWHERE. After all…CAIR has made their agenda well known by saying they would sabotage our miserable house and bring about the caliphate, which they want worldwide. They feel that islam should be the ONLY religion, all over the world! They make absolutely no bones about this.

Brendan
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First… That is not NYC.
Second… Leading a prayer in school is very different from having a holiday off or aspecial dietary considerations for some students.

I hope you can see the difference.
It is the difference between your child sitting in the lunchroom next to a child with different food on his tray because the other child is muslim… And your child being forced by the school to take part in a Muslim prayer.

Diane Pugh
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Still I say…pack a lunch for the mozlem kid. Do not take taxpayor money and make special allowances for the mozlem child. And dont even think about making MY child repeat a mozlem prayer. EVER.

aemoreira81
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They are still paying for the lunch that they can’t eat though…as such, therein lies the problem.

Diane Pugh
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You dont pay if you bring your own.

Hue Collins
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Just don’t forget, if they get a microwave it can’t be nicer, cleaner, or more powerful than the one next door!
http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/03/social-egalitarianism-hits-new-height-absurdity-baseball-bleachers/

Jose Hernandez
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My opinion:If Christians are not allow to wear Christian Symbols…Why are muslims allow to wear their islamics outfits not only at schools but all over USA? No religious symbols apply only for Christians..I guess…..

Rachel Schueler
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No it is no USA flag shirts.

Brendan
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Not true. Christians are allowed to wear crosses in NYC public schools.
Catholics go to public school on Ash Wednesday with ash marks on their heads.

Casper1974
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I’m waiting to hear the “progressive” argument on this……so far, they have remained uncharacteristically silent. Could it be, finally, that not one of them has an argument against logic?

Reba
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He is now. 🙂

Casper1974
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Let the games begin! 😉

Reba
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We know Muslims are a hot issue and everything will
come up. It will get interesting! 🙂

Casper1974
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banging my head on brick wall…….while telling myself, “I don’t need the last word…I don’t I don’t……..”

Reba
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Ha! Not with me, We can go back and forth. 🙂

Cheryl
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Oh America — the last great bastion if freedom — has become a nation where the only religious freedoms is granted to Muslims . Christians and Jews are basically screwed . Lord help us all

Brendan
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What religious freedom is taken away from Jews and Christians?
This article is about NYC public schools.
In NYC public schools, Kosher meals are offered for orthodox Jews, Christians may wear crosses, Catholics wear ash on their head on Ash Wednesday, and there are assorted school holidays off for Christian and Jewish holidays.

beenthere
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This poem is from the past but it seems relative today in our country.”In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

Brian
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Hmmm, I thought people were smarter. I understand what ‘beenthere’ is implying. At least I think I do. What beenthere is saying is that if we Americans just sit back n let things happen, little by little, eventually it’ll be too late to stop it when it is affecting you. Seemed pretty simple to me and accurate! Our rights are being chiseled away bit by bit daily. Our government is no longer for the ‘people’. We have needs here and continue to send millions upon millions of dollars to other countries(where’s that coming from?). We are apparently giving amnesty to… Read more »
Brendan
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What does that have to do with this?

yomama2
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Troll alert!!!

Casper1974
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Name-caller alert!

beenthere
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Just like the rest of us Brendan is intitled to his opinion and believes. His may differ from mine be that’s how we all learn about each other and possible we my agree on many issues. Reel in the line this is a no troll zone. That is a joke in case you cant tell.

Reba
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Brendan is not a Troll. He agrees sometimes and disagrees
sometimes. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Brendan
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That was kind of you to let us know in advance that you’re here.

beenthere
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We are taking rights away from some to satisfy others. While this poem may not hit the times exactly. They have taken away some of our free speech with politically correct words or codes. Trying to take away our weapons. The right to find our own doctor and pay as we choose. Changing laws as needed without congressional approval. Going through private emails. phone records and in one state actually kicking in doors to take weapons. What will they take from you that will make you angry.

Casper1974
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beenthere – I understand what you’re trying to say – but nobody “has the right” to a special school lunch. Don’t you think that public funds are better spent on education? Don’t you realize what a slippery slope this is? If you provide it for one group, you must provide is for ALL groups….and who gets to pay for that? Many religions have dietary restriction limiting what they can eat on certain days – and NO group, other than this one, is demanding that the public school system spend limited funds on special meals for them. Even kids who have… Read more »
beenthere
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No argument from me. I am sorry so many don’t see the same thing I do in the comparison. Maybe the stretch was to much.

Casper1974
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If you mean by “maybe the stretch was too much” is that people weren’t capable of making the connection – I don’t think that’s the case. I think most good people (myself included) would agree with you that we should all be tolerant and respectful of others religions…but just don’t agree with you that this poem applies to the situation at hand. No offense meant, of course. 🙂 I like a good debate, and I enjoy hearing different opinions –

Reba
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I see it differently, because of the first sentence. (“This poem is from the past but it seems relative today in our country.”) :
🙂

Reba
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I get what you’re saying.
🙂

beenthere
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Thanks for the comment. Happy posting Reba.

Reba
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And the posting is on! LOL
🙂

Tim Ludi
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Brendan, youre not too bright are you?

Casper1974
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Tim – you’re not too polite, are you? Brendan asked a valid question – and frankly, I’m sure that many of us are wondering why beenthere is trying to make a parallel between the Holocaust and the funding for special school lunches for ONE group. Many religions have dietary restriction limiting what they can eat on certain days – and NO group, other than this one, is demanding that the public school system spend limited funds on special meals for them (probably because intelligent people realize that school funds would be better spent on EDUCATION.) This poem is about religious… Read more »
Reba
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Where are you tonight?

Casper1974
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Family time and school work – I’m a 39 year-old college senior……..LOL….so I can’t always devote as much time to my political tirades as I would like (which is probably a relief for a lot of people here….LOL) – Have I missed anything good??????? 😉

Reba
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Good for you. 🙂
Bad girl used your post earlier, to four different people in the Ebony article, in same discussion.
🙂

Casper1974
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Haven’t read the Ebony discussion yet…..I’ll peruse and try to catch up – want to send a link?

Casper1974
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I’m flattered – that may very well be the first time in my life that someone has quoted me. 😉 Thanks for making my head bigger……keep it up and I won’t be able to get through a door……

Reba
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LOL. It’s a good one! I kept following and it kept getting worse. I just couldn’t resist. 🙂

What is your degree in?

Casper1974
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You’re going to laugh your ass off – public relations. Finally decided to go back to school because I got tired of working for people dumber than myself (not to be egotistical, but we’ve all had an idiot boss or two…..or five…….)

Reba
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My Rules:
Never forget where you came from
Don’t ask anyone to do something you would not do yourself
Remember everyone has to learn, just like you did
Continuity Books for every job (Step by Step)

Casper1974
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EXCELLENT rules – lessons for life, really…..thank you.

Reba
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I’m different from most people. Maybe it’s the Southern in
me and part being raised that way. If you ever need help let me know, I’m “Great: at Continuity Books. (If I say so myself). Lol

Casper1974
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typo – should have said “take you up”

Casper1974
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Be careful – I may just you up on the offer!!!!! I’m Southern myself, and I have the feeling that we were raised pretty much the same way. (in other words, I never had a “time-out,” I had a “times-up,” – then my butt paid for my mouth.) And yes – you can “say so yourself” – if you’ve worked for 40 years, I would expect that you know your own strengths…..

Reba
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Yea, It’s three fold, but it’s my immune system that bottomed out first. Taking once a month treatment is a bummer, but hopefully a year will go fast. Have to stay away from people (Ha Ha). It is what it is and not much you can do about it.

Casper1974
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That can be hard…one of my closest friends has Lupus. She copes well – but she has to be careful. I hope you have a great support system of positive people around you! 🙂

Reba
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That’s a good field and I think you will be good at it. Yes we do and it doesn’t get any better with the younger ones coming in.
LOL

Casper1974
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Thank you……and I think I’m getting some good experience reigning in my “mouthy side” on this site. If I may ask – what about you? What’s your field?

Reba
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I rate you up there with The Patriot and that’s a good comment.

Reba
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I’m one of the bad people that worked for the Federal Government for almost 40 years. My field was Budgeting and Financial Management.

Casper1974
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Wow…..thought for sure that it had something to do with psychology…..I was imagining you counseling unhappy couples…(you seem to be good enough at it here…..). 40 years? Congrats….not many people nowadays have the fortitude to stick to one field for that long…..I trust your enjoying your retirement?

The_Patriot
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I drove tractor trailer for 36 years till I was forced on disability for a multitude of problems

Reba
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That is very hard work. I guess you were able to see a lot of “Our Country” though. Want to compare elements and see if we want to trade places?

The_Patriot
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Nope,I hate paper work in the worst way

Reba
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I’m used to paperwork. LOL

The_Patriot
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the longer I worked in the field the more paperwork there was. needles to say I do not miss the paperwork

Reba
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You would go crazy around me. Not only do I do ours, I also
do my mom’s and work on Genealogy. LOL

The_Patriot
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Genealogy would seem interesting in comparison to logbooks, taxes, delivery receipts etc.

Reba
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I love Genealogy. I do all of our taxes to. LOL

Casper1974
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Hello Patriot – Wow……I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had health problems…and I’m sure you have lots of interesting stories from the road! (you know….I was going to call you “TP” for short….but then thought that you might be offended…LOL 🙂

The_Patriot
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Good and bad some i’d rather forget. but that’s life

The_Patriot
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Just don’t call me late for dinner and we’ll be fine lmao

Casper1974
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It’s a plan Stan….. 🙂

The_Patriot
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’74 your birth year?

Casper1974
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Now Patriot – I KNOW you didn’t just ask a lady about her age…….LOL……if I lie to the rest of the world about it…what makes you think I would tell the truth now? ha ha…..

Reba
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It doesn’t bother me. You know people even count your
birthday after you’re dead and gone. LOL

The_Patriot
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My bad I did not know you were a female. My apologies

Casper1974
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No apology needed……and just because you took my ribbing so well – yes, that’s the year the world was graced with my fabulous self….LOL

Reba
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And yes, the world was graced.

The_Patriot
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See I do not celebrate the fact I was born, I celebrate the fact that I survived another year!

Reba
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Yep, another year coming up.

Reba
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You are still young. 🙂

The_Patriot
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okay I’m out for the night see you all later

The_Patriot
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I am 60 if you remember and I graduated from high school in ’71

Reba
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Yes I remember.
Graduated in ’72
Casper is the youngest one.

The_Patriot
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okay I have a question you know how at the top of a thread if you click on West’s name it gives you the top posters. I have 800+ posts and yet my name is not there, how did you get your name up there?

Reba
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I had never looked at it before, not did I realize I had that many post. I must be spending too much time on here. LOL Your name should be up there. Send an email to Disqu and see what they say.

The_Patriot
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It is not that important really I was just curious

Reba
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I would ask anyway. I’m curious now, why you are not on there.

The_Patriot
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(shrugs) beats the hell outta me

Reba
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I happened to be one of the few that always loved what I did. I still miss it and would still be working or getting ready to retire this year, but had to retire sooner, because of an unexpected health issue. Thank you for the compliment, but I only counsel my family. LOL

Casper1974
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I’m sorry to hear that – but I’m sure your family and friends are happy that you have more time to spend with them now!

Reba
Guest

Lupus is hard and I hope she can beat it till she is very old. Mine is a form of Leukemia and 2 forms of a crappie immune system.
I’m just having problems with the immune side of it for now. Hopefully it will get better with the IV’s every month. Wait and see! Yea, I have a worst half, but it’s up to me and no one else to stay positive. I’m not perfect and have my moments. But that’s okay to.

Casper1974
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Well, you know the saying…”what doesn’t kill us…..Just pisses us off and makes us dangerous to idiots….” – kidding. Keep your chin up – and I’ll include you in my prayers…..

Reba
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Thank you and being pissed off does keep you going at times.
LOL
Are you graduating in May?

Casper1974
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She’s doing great now, by the way……

The_Patriot
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That’s good to hear

Casper1974
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Thank you – and thank GOD…:-)

The_Patriot
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yep good night

Reba
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Good night and talk later. 🙂

The_Patriot
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nite young lady 🙂

Casper1974
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Good night…..sleep tight…

Casper1974
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“God willing’ and the creek don’t rise”…..yes. I was supposed to graduate last semester, but I had a difficult pregnancy – preclampsia (used to be called toxemia), and my daughter was born 6 weeks early. She had a lengthy stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit…..and I threw my classes out of the window…….

Reba
Guest

That is one of my favorite sayings.

Oh my, I’m so glad you are both doing well. That is so scary and stressful. I love new born babies until they no longer let you cuddle, feed, and hold them. LOL

Casper1974
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Check out the Ebony comments……somehow, I managed to tick-off Darla……not sure why though…..

Reba
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Not too bad, but I think it was because you agreed with John.
Go back and read what he wrote, not nice. People were pretty nasty toward her today and that’s why I used your post earlier.

Casper1974
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LOL – she just replied to my “???????” – LOL……am laughing at myself – she was sending me a quote…one of the missing tweets from the article…total misunderstanding. I feel better now!

Reba
Guest

Good night, it’s 12:45 am and time to go. Chat later. 🙂

Casper1974
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Sorry I disappeared yesterday – baby woke up. I read up on some of your posts tonight……and found out that it really is a “small world after all.” I’m in North Florida too! Go figure….LOL

Reba
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My post disappeared.
No problem, the baby has priority over all of us, she says. LOL
I wonder how close we are? We are in the NW Panhandle close to the AL line. Yea, did you see Ms. Nasty posts?

Casper1974
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I’m near Jacksonville…LOL….not close enough for a cup of coffee and a chat unfortunately. No, I didn’t see Ms. Nasty’s posts – is Ms. Nasty the user name? Or is that just the moniker you’ve blessed her with?

Reba
Guest

Not close enough for coffee and a visit, but you never know, maybe a meet in the middle. 🙂
That was the name I gave her.

Reba
Guest

No problem, the baby has priority over all of us, she says. LOL
I wonder how close we are? We are in the Panhandle close to the AL line. Yea, did you see Ms. Nasty posts?

Reba
Guest

That’s good and it’s easy to do. I don’t always agree with her, but she does post a lot of good information. She just needs to let people know where it’s from at the beginning and it’s not her speaking. Either way, there was no call for some of the post today.

Reba
Guest

Hold on and I will go look.

Reba
Guest

Thank you. I see my family about once a week then the rest is doctor appointments and me. I’m hoping the doctor appointments slow down, because I’m sick of it. LOL

Remember this when you start your career over: (If youbelieve): God, Family and then the rest will follow. Don’t work yourself to death because it will catch up with you. 🙂

Casper1974
Guest

Girl….I work to live, I don’t live to work….and you’re right, God and family come first. I hope, by the way, that your healthcare hasn’t been negatively affected by the ACA.

Reba
Guest

Good for you, it took me longer to work to live. It has for deductibles and prescriptions, but I’m still a lot better off than a lot of people, so far.

The_Patriot
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Yeah it will

The_Patriot
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they are naive. the younger people are the more liberal they are. As far as I know no real studies have been done, but i see it everyday

Reba
Guest

Good Evening, Yes, but I worked for the Government and it’s not like the Business world. Try explaining that to College Graduates or anyone that held a job in Budget/Financial job in the outside world. It’s a trip!

The_Patriot
Guest

Talking to the younger generations is always an experiment in disaster

Reba
Guest

You are so right! I’m still laughing!

The_Patriot
Guest

the best medicine is laughter

Reba
Guest

Warming up again up top. LOL

Brendan
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I’m bright enough to know that Nazis rounding up Jews has nothing to do with school lunch… unless you’re insane

Reba
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Brendan, look at the first sentence. (“This poem is from the past but it seems relative today in our country.”) He didn’t say school; it’s about what is happening overall in “Our Country.”

Brendan
Guest

I recognize that the poem is a warning… but it has no relevance to this topic of school lunches.
Allowing halal food for muslims or kosher food for jews or religious holidays off for Christians… these things are about freedom of religion, not warning signs of being wiped out.

Reba
Guest

Everything is relevant in “Our Country” now. I don’t think I
have ever seen an article that everyone stayed on the exact issue and that’s how we learn on here.

Brendan
Guest

Okay. That’s a fair point.

Casper1974
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– you said “allowing” halal food…..Musiim students are allowed to bring their own lunches, correct? Which means that they have the same rights as any other student, doesn’t it? How then, are we infringing upon their freedom to practice their own religion?

Brendan
Guest

I never said we were infringing on their freedom of religion.
And perhaps my choice of words was poor when i wrote “allow.”
The issue here is about accommodating religious beliefs, which is something we do in public schools.
Here in NYC, we have a very diverse student body in our public schools.
Our school calendar allows for days off for religious holidays for different religions.
And in some districts with heavy population of one religion or another, accommodations are made for excused absences or early dismissals for religious observances.

And contrary to this article, in some districts, we offer kosher options for school lunches.

Casper1974
Guest

I wasn’t aware of the kosher option, good point. I have to say though, while offering lunch options for religions is a nice idea, imagine the expense it would create if schools were forced to cater to EVERY religions dietary requirements. Schools can’t afford to do it for everyone….so they shouldn’t do it for ANYONE. That’s fair, isn’t it?

Reba
Guest

I think it’s the taxpayers can’t afford it. 🙂

beenthere
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No they starved them afterward. Just look at this with an open mind, By the way Jews were not allowed to purchase food anywhere they wanted and their shops we boycotted or destroyed.

skeptical1
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They want special meals? They can pack their f’ing lunch!

Reba
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Yep, I think it’s time for all students to take their lunch to school.
They would probably have healthier food.

vassiliki
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I agree and it will costs less money for us tax payers. I went to a small christian school for HS and we didnt have a cafeteria. Everybody brought their own lunch. Not a big deal.

Casper1974
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f’ing lunches? Can lunches f#ck? Does that mean that food can breed? Yay! More lunches! 🙂

Reba
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LOL

pat_riot_1
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Just give them a Ham sandwich and be done with it.

bobcchicago
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When does ‘Sharia Law’ begin on the campus’ of American schools?

Diane Pugh
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Sharia law has no place, in this country, at all, in any shape or form.

Reba
Guest

Good question!

bobcchicago
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Everything flows down from the Muslim president.

Greg Thiemer
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Get the Halal out of my country

NuthaDog
Guest

I thought the left, atheists, and democrats it seems, were adamantly opposed to any laws respecting the establishment of religion? Are they just testing the waters to see if the climate is ripe for blatant hypocrisy? I wonder what move they would make if a Jewish group proposed the very same considerations this coming Monday? Why is this not a separation of church and state issue? I think this would be an excellent opportunity to use their very own weapons against them. Any thoughts on that?

Jack Mehoff
Guest

The left works the same way every time. Break the established and agreed upon rules and if not then just make them up and claim it is law.

Brendan
Guest

Allowing accommodations for all religious beliefs is not respecting an establishment of religion… and yes, some die hard secular humanists are opposed to any accommodations for any religion.

Mark Danger Bernhard
Guest
I think atheists/humanists are more worried about religious groups influencing the curriculum rather than what the kids are eating and how unfair it is that people with certain dietary needs are given special consideration. It`s not the place of the government to interfere with how people practice their religion, but the separation of church and state says you can`t teach religious belief in publicly-funded schools. They`re not forcing all students to eat Halal lunches, right? And forcing all students to pray toward Mecca at noon? And closing the school at the end of December to celebrate a Christian religious holiday?… Read more »
john
Guest

It’s coming just wait a little while!!! They’ll start demanding all of those and the sad thing is they’ll get them.

Michael Rice
Guest

That’s the issue, though. Kids wearing red and green in December is not an issue, either, but lefties made it into one..

Brendan
Guest

I don’t believe that’s true.
And while yes, some extreme secular humanist get crazy over anything with even a slight religious conotation… I don’t think you want to take this discussion to a left/right debate over which side is less tolerant of religious freedom.

Romeo
Guest

Halal bacon for all!!!!!!

REDJI
Guest

So, these so-called dietary guidelines, are they published somewhere that I can read? Oh, that’s right, they’re NOT….The program HAS to be overseen by MUSLIMS……LOL……BLT’S all around, what kid wouldn’t love eating one of those? LOL

Mark Danger Bernhard
Guest

Did you try Google before you asked this question? Or was it rhetorical? Seriously, while you guys are busy making the Muslims into the new Red Scare, corporations are selling the future of this country for pocket change and you`re too distracted to realize it.

The_Patriot
Guest
They are not the new red scare. What is scary and you obviously do not realize is, there are 35 Al Qaeda camps already here in the US and they are growing in population, All those so called peaceful Mosques are HQ for terrorists that’s where the Tsarnev brothers got their start from. The borders are open and more muslims and mexican converts to muslims are pouring in. He is not distracted so much and you just do not know what is going on. You are not wrong in as so much that the corporations do have lobbyists and pour… Read more »
Reba
Guest

Thanks for the laugh.

The_Patriot
Guest

Screw them, pack a lunch of you don’t like our food. Or just shut up go back to your home country

Mark Danger Bernhard
Guest

I am an American. Born and raised here. Parents took me to church on Sundays. I`m also a vegetarian for medical reasons. I don`t want to force everyone in my school to become a vegetarian, but should my choices really be a) eat meat or b) starve?

vassiliki
Guest

Pack a lunch like i do for my girls when they are vegans for religious reasons. What is the big deal to pack a freakin lunch according to your dietary standards?! My gosh this is getting out of hand

Don.B
Guest

So did you eat meat before your medical issues?

The_Patriot
Guest

C) bring your lunch, It is not rocket science

Mark Danger Bernhard
Guest

So majority rules, and they get to rule the minority. How hard is it on pizza Friday to make one pizza with no pepperoni on it?

The_Patriot
Guest

So take the pepperoni off

Don.B
Guest

Cheese is a by product of cows..You animal murderer. /s

Mark Danger Bernhard
Guest

Milking a cow doesn`t kill the cow, you know.

The_Patriot
Guest

I am Lactose intolerant, therefore no dairy Products for me. Shouldn’t they make a menu just for me?
Nope, I learned what I can and cannot eat. I bring my own food with me. That’s life, I do no expect to be catered to. You shouldn’t either or the damn muslims

Don.B
Guest

so what are the living conditions of these cows? And what happens to them when they can no longer produce milk?
Wait…..Let me fire up the barbecue!…..

Brendan
Guest

You assume that the US is not their home country.

The_Patriot
Guest

Muslims never originated in the US. If by chance they are US citizens born and raised here then they converted at some point in time

Don.B
Guest

Whats up there patriot? How’s it going?
So….What we need here is a separate lunch room for each ethnic group.
The black room.
The vegetarian room.
The White room.
The Mexican/Spanish room.
See. Problem solved..
Kinda like going out to dinner. You go where you want.
But hey whats next?
Muzz’Donalds?????

The_Patriot
Guest

Hey DonB! RomperRoom! for the people that can’t think for themselves

Casper1974
Guest

Funny! 🙂

The_Patriot
Guest

Thank you

Michael Rice
Guest

Next up, they will say other kids eating non compliant food in the same school is offensive and they must all be served the same Islamic grub..

SemperFlyBoy
Guest

They could bring their lunches in insulated back packs…um, never mind, bad idea.

aemoreira81
Guest

Here is where it gets hairy though: their tax dollars are funding school lunches that they cannot eat because of observance.

Casper1974
Guest

had lots of typos in that last one – sorry folks! 🙂

Casper1974
Guest

Yes….but there are also plenty of students who bring their lunch whose parents aren’t demanding the school provide special meals for their child. Also – you have to PAY for school lunches, unless you can’t afford to….which probably means that you’re already get government assistance and you don’t pay ANY taxes. So, no – their nonexistent tax dollars aren’t funding anything – the rest of us are paying for THEM.

vassiliki
Guest

Neither can my children when we observe christian lenten periods. We pack lunches and dont complain. I pay taxes so what is your point?

john
Guest

The most of them don’t pay taxes anyway. I pay taxes that fund schools,so, where is my refund? I don’t have any school aged children.

Jack Mehoff
Guest

Nobody forced them to observe any religion. They choose it the same as anyone can choose not to. Plus there are many of us single people who have never had children who fund school lunches. Where is our refund for that? We don’t get one. Nor the ability to opt out. Public schools means it is there for everyone, and not for any specialty individuals.

Reba
Guest

Don’t forget the elderly that have paid many times over for their children (if they had any in the school system).

Reba
Guest

Are they paying taxes?

narfalrac64
Guest

where’s the ACLU?? I’d think they’d be yelling.. “SEPARATION of CHURCH & STATE!!!!” Ohhh wait…..that’s for Christians only.

mlhughes99
Guest

I agree with you 100%! Separation of church and state, as narfalrac64 says, is being violated here too. What in the world has happened to America?

Reba
Guest

Obama and the democrats.

Mark Danger Bernhard
Guest

Which political group would be more likely to demand a separation of church and state, the GOP or the Dems? I guess it depends on which church you belong to, right?

The_Patriot
Guest

liberals, and as far as I know the only church that doesn’t get scrutiny is a Mosque

Mark Danger Bernhard
Guest

As far as you know.

The_Patriot
Guest

That’s not necessarily a bad thing lol

Oreo Boots
Guest

Sharia law is not about laws at all, it’s about lowering us all to the level of pigs

ramubay
Guest

President Obama is an anti-Semite so its not surprising that other anti-Semites would be emboldened as well.

Smoking Hamster
Guest

I demand the right to eat pork in Saudi Arabia…

Sonia Valentin
Guest

Eat whatever is served or bring your own lunch, you are not better than anyone else eating the same food.
The homeless would eat it & not complain
What makes you special??

Byron Oyler
Guest
I do believe this is the direction of the next war, possibly Civil War if numbers today in Detroit schools are 35% Muslim as this report claims. I will raise my children to be tolerant of others however if tolerance is not a two way direction, then I will teach my children to stand up for their beliefs. If you cannot tolerate my family and our beliefs, then onto the battlefield it is, except I do not believe this is a battle they really want on US soil as the Constitution will remain standing and they can die for being… Read more »
Scott Snoopy
Guest

the country’s drive for political correctness will be the downfall of The Republic…we have driven God out of the public discourse while we pander to atheists and muslims…Today Christians and Jews are to be ridiculed and treated like dirt.

Mark Danger Bernhard
Guest

Do you know what the percentage of Muslims is in the United States?

The_Patriot
Guest
Muslim’s make up less than 4% of the population according to wikipedia The majority of Americans (73%) identify themselves as Christians and about 20% have no religious affiliation.[2] According to the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) (2008) 76% of the American adult population identified themselves as Christians, with 51% professing attendance at a variety of churches that could be considered Protestant or unaffiliated, and 25% professing Catholic beliefs.[3][4] The same survey says that other religions (including, for example, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism) collectively make up about 4% of the adult population, another 15% of the adult population claim no… Read more »
Reba
Guest

You have later data than I found. But I question the 4% population in the U.S.; I think it is much higher. Most of what I read is older information and that they could not get an accurate count of the number of Muslims living in the U.S. Information
from 2000 to 2012 to me is outdated. I did read where Islam is the fastest growing religion in America.

Brendan
Guest

1. This article is about New York City public schools. NYC has a much larger Muslim population than the rest of the country.

2. Your point about the tail wagging the dog disregards the Founding principles of this nation.
We do make exceptions and considerations for minorities because we are a republic, a nation of laws, designed to protect individuals and minorities from what Thomas Jefferson called “the tyranny of the majority.”

Casper1974
Guest
Brendan – the point is, you CAN’T please everyone. Our country doesn’t have that kind of economic power. The immigrants who came to this country in the last century HELPED to make this nation great by assimilating into society. By CONTRIBUTING. Many of today’s immigrants (many illegal) come and live off of taxpayer money and then demand that WE CHANGE to fit THEIR needs. Sorry – but if they don’t like their own countries then they can have a revolution and change it – JUST LIKE WE DID WITH OUR OWN COUNTRY. But this conversation is going in circle –… Read more »
The_Patriot
Guest

No we do not, no where is it written in the Constitution that we cater to minorities. It is not the tyranny of the majority it is tyranny of the government.
Read the Constitution son. We never have catered to the minorities as it would break the bank. All citizens have the same rights. All citizens have the same opportunity to find their own way to make money to seek happiness.
Again no where does it say what you think it does

Pam
Guest

Thank you!

Brendan
Guest

Cater to minorities?
You mean protect the rights of the individual?
That’s all over the Constitution.

john
Guest

Protecting the rights don’t mean providing special meals or any other amenities to any group no one is stopping them from eating a school lunch as long as they eat what is provided. The meals in schools seem to be of good quality and of proper nutrition. That is all the schools are required to serve not special meals for groups that have it in their heads that they are special and should be treated special. The constitution says we are all equil and should be treated that way.

The_Patriot
Guest

NO! you are confusing rights with social programs

Scott Snoopy
Guest

I don’t really care nor do millions of others…we are fed up with minority groups running lives…be it the gay mafia, atheists, muslims, rabid veggans, etc. Have a nice life…good bye

Brendan
Guest

Then you are living in the wrong country.
We are a republic, a nation of laws, designed by our Founders to protect the rights of individuals and minorities from what Thomas Jefferson called “the tyranny of the majority.”

If you don’t like other people’s beliefs… you don’t have to share them.
But trying to tell them they can’t have their beliefs is unAmerican.

john
Guest

I don’t think anyone has said anything about them having or practicing their beliefs. They are free to practice their religion as long as they obey our laws and don’t expect us to let them to have the laws of where they come from.

disisdadrum
Guest

“We are a republic, a nation of laws, designed by our Founders to protect the rights of individuals and minorities from what Thomas Jefferson called “the tyranny of the majority.”
Funny how liberals quote the Founders when they THINK it furthers their cause. Now, you’re silly butt quoted Thomas Jefferson without taking into consideration that he was a slave holder and father of many slaves. Now, how bout YOU try to explain how Thomas Jefferson protected the rights of slaves from the tyranny of the majority as you call it??

Brendan
Guest

Oh… so you are discounting the entire Constitution because it was written by slave owners?

If you want to disregard the entire Constitution and countless writings explaining its intent because they were slave holders… then you win this argument and all other Constitutional arguments.

I am sorry that you don’t believe that this nation is a republic of laws designed to protect individual rights because the people that Founded it were slave owners.

Pam
Guest
They do have a right to practice their ” religion”. The constitution does state that . Show me where it says that the Government is to provide them with the system to do that,like feed them or provide the time to get out prayer rugs and bow to mecca? That is the responsibility of the individual. The Constitution just wanted to establish that there was not a Government mandated religion that you followed or had your head cut off as a heretic . Wait, that sound like Islam. As for the rest of the US it is a personal choice… Read more »
disisdadrum
Guest

The only thing I’m discounting is your misuse of the Constitution in order to further the cause of Islam.

The_Patriot
Guest

to protect the rights of ALL citizens not just minorities. Why should we sacrifice the many for the few? we shouldn’t plain and simple

Brendan
Guest

What sacrifice?

Pam
Guest

You cannot be that dense. You have to study to be that blind and thick headed.

The_Patriot
Guest

okay let me put it to you this way Why ignore the needs or rights of the many for the few, we shouldn’t

Brendan
Guest

I agree that we should not ignore the needs or rights of the many for the sake of the few.
But how are the needs or rights of the many being ignored in this case?

The_Patriot
Guest

Ask yourself that question or do you truly not understand

Brendan
Guest

I did… and saw no answer.
You said the rights and needs of the majority were being ignored.
Since I am failing to see an example, and this was your statement, could you please provide an example?
thank you.

The_Patriot
Guest

Citizens have the Bill or Rights and the Constitution to protect their unalienable rights.
Why should Muslim’s have more rights than citizens of other faiths?
Why should gays have different rights than citizens who are heterosexual?
Answer: They should not have special rights over other citizens, Now do you understand?

Brendan
Guest

No. Please show how the needs or rights of the majority are ignored.
And how do muslims have more rights than citizens of other faiths?
Are you referring to this story where they are asking for special meals in NYC public schools?
Would they be taking away from other children’s meals?
Here in NYC, they make special meals for vegetarian kids without taking away from non vegetarians.
And, contrary to what this article suggests, some districts do offer kosher meals for orthodox Jewish students.

Does closing school for Christmas take away the rights of nonChristian students?

The_Patriot
Guest

You’re kidding me right?
I lived in the bronx for many years. You have a budget of 2 million dollars to feed the kids in school. It is a set budget and you cannot go over it.
For the sake if the debate, let’s say to make up the special meals for special needs it costs $500,000 to feed them.
Do the math, that leaves 1.5 million to feed the majority of the students. That takes.500,000 away from better meals for everyone, now do you understand?

Casper1974
Guest

Patriot – put down the keyboard and repeat after me…..”I can’t make everyone understand….I can’t make everyone understand”……lol, trust me – you’ll feel better! 🙂

Reba
Guest

LOL!! Are you taking exams now?

Casper1974
Guest

LOL – close enough! I’m writing papers (which to me, is worse – I would rather take an exam). My husband even took today off so I could get more school work done. I’ll be around more after this week…..hope you’re doing well! 🙂

Reba
Guest

LOL, better you take the exam then me; I’ll write the paper.
Is your husband always that sweet? 🙂

Casper1974
Guest

Lol – you’re more than welcome to write my papers. From what I’ve seen, you write well – and I would be sure to get a good grade. As for my husband, he’s sweet most of the time….LOL.

Reba
Guest

It would take me awhile for a paper. I write like I speak
(with Southern thrown in) and then rework it. LOL Yea my worst half is sweet most of the time. When is your paper due is and what day do you graduate?

The_Patriot
Guest

P.S. You are confusing Religious beliefs with need to feed special diets for people with different religious beliefs, no one is saying they cannot have their beliefs

The_Patriot
Guest

People have rights as human beings all rights for all citizens, Why should a specific group be catered to, is his point

Reba
Guest

Good question. I don’t think anyone knows anymore, since some of them are being brought in without going through immigration.

Mark Danger Bernhard
Guest

Ballpark. You can go on Google it.

The_Patriot
Guest

so can you

Reba
Guest

Was getting ready to log off when I saw your post. I’ll check tomorrow and get back to you. 🙂

Mark Danger Bernhard
Guest

Gee, let`s just hope they don`t start demanding other concessions. Like their own public drinking fountains or special seats at the back of the bus. And by the way, let`s not forget 50 years ago when those were real things, and which political group fought the hardest to keep them.

MotherBatherick
Guest

de Blasio and his butt buddies should let allah sort it out.

Carrie Geren Scoggins
Guest
Carrie Geren Scoggins
If This had been Christians wanting all school cafeteria food blessed by a Christian pastor, the media would be barking “state endorsement of religion.” Yet since it is Islam, no major media coverage has taken place over this issue. I am tired of the double standard by Democrat Christian haters. I am not endorsement any religious groups come in to pray over the public school cafeteria food, as that would be the state endorsing a certain religion, showing bias toward that particular sect, and bringing in their leaders to pray over the food. What angers me is the lack of… Read more »
Brendan
Guest

You are angry at the media for an imaginary scenario you made up.
So you really think that allowing a halal food choice is an unConstitutional endorsement of religion?
Do you also believe that allowing a school holiday off for Christmas is also an unConstitutional endorsement of religion?

The_Patriot
Guest

If you feed 2500 kids it is easy to prepare food for them at let’s say for argument$ 5.00a child. If you have to make 3 special meals for halal, that costs probably another 10 per meal. It costs a lot more for a few than the many, because they buy in bulk

john
Guest

I agree with Carrie, Its not about endorsing any religion what it is about is spending tax money to accommodate a special group. It is also about the news media not reporting all of the news, sort of keeping some news worthy information under wraps so it can be forced through the city council before anyone has a chance to know it is being acted on. If these people think they have to have special food let them pack it to school in a sack.

john
Guest

I am 67 years old, I carried a sack lunch to school all of the time I went to school. From what I can see now I am just as healthy and have aged as well as the people who ate school lunches all of the time. Don’t give into these leaches. If packing a lunch is beneath them then let them go back to where ever they came from. we don’t need them here anyway.

vassiliki
Guest

My children have specific dietary needs during our Orthodox Christian lenten periods where we basically obstain from all animal products. I do not expect or demand the schools to cater to my religious dietary standards. The girls pack a lunch and they dont complain. I did the same as a kid. What makes them so special? If it is done for one group then it should be done for all groups.

Philanthropussy
Guest
Let me get this straight , you have a problem with a hand full of Muslim kids getting a lunch that complies with their religion as protected by their constitutional rights. SEE FIRST AMENDMENT. But you don’t have a problem with the 100 of thousands of poor kids who get free breakfasts, lunches and snacks supplied by public schools. Their parents, who do anything but take from the gov, have no problem with their kids leaving the house hungry ( they probably didn’t eat the night before , so what’s one more day). What better way to teach a child… Read more »
StarGoose
Guest

and even those poor misguided “Rajneeshans” were attacked by militant muslims ….the Jamaat ul-fuqra…….I spent a long time in the British Army……Sierra Leone, Bosnia, Kosovo, Kenya, Iraq….Afghanistan…..do you know what ALL these places had in common and why there were conflicts there?????? I’ll give you a wild guess!! 😀

Philanthropussy
Guest

You also forgot London

john
Guest

There is nothing wrong with providing extra meals as long as the muslims eat the same foods as the other kids in school but they should not change the menu especially to fit anyone diet.

Philanthropussy
Guest

I think it’s a NYC thing. Maybe the Muslims bulldozed the new mayor . Not sure, but I would not have done it. Too much for city to prepare. Have the parents make the meal at home. Plus, homemade lunches taste better .

Reba
Guest
Hello Ms. P. I have nothing against children that are going hungry being fed. My question is, why are there parent’s not getting food stamps and other government help and going to food pantries? The money that schools use to feed children could go to help those that need it and then they can bring their lunch like everyone else. It is the parent’s responsibility to take care of their children not the schools. I understand they are some out there that do not, but the government needs to check on individuals that are receiving benefits and make sure they… Read more »
Philanthropussy
Guest

If I were mayor , I would have told them yo make the kids lunches at home . Not only the cost, but home cooked meal taste better. I think they bulldozed the new mayor with demands.
As for parents feeding their kids- the amount that people get from food stamps is not what you think . Depending on the number of people $200 to 300 a month. Most poor people eat what’s cheap like processed trash food.
That said , I don’t know why some people can’t feed their kids.
I would LOVE for the gov to overhaul welfare .

Reba
Guest

I know Food Stamps are calculated wrong. The cost of groceries and everything else are going up every day and I don’t know how people are doing it and even Middle Class is no longer Middle Class. Yes, the government needs to clean house and then set up the program right. If they took the illegals out the savings would be amazing and then the ones that need it would be able to have enough.

Philanthropussy
Guest

I can see illegals getting free healthcare , but everything requires an address. Do illegals want the gov to know where they love?

Reba
Guest
Why would you want Illegals to have HealthCare? It’s called applying to become an American Citizen and wait your turn. Ms. P., do you not understand the impact Illegals are having in “Our Country” on “Americans Citizens”? They are draining “Our Country” and the “Taxpayers”. Not to mention the damage they are doing to the job market and not paying taxes. I’m for having a system to help the farmers, but I’m not for the Illegals receiving anything in “Our Country” until they become citizens. We need to help our own not everyone else in the world.
Philanthropussy
Guest
I started writing a response to your questions 3x. I had to stop myself before I got crazier and crazier. I am very passionate about illegal immigration and feel both parties have used the issue to make lots of money and spread fear. BOTH! Illegal immigration has ALWAYS been an issue, esp when it comes to the poor. The same crime, social services overload, taking Amer jobs had been said about the Italy, Irish , Jews and more. It doesn’t matter where you stand on the issue, NOW, we need to do something. By 2040, there will be more Latinos… Read more »
Reba
Guest
No speech here P., just facts. Heck yea they have made money, but most of all big business has, because of the wages they pay to the illegal’s. That is the only reason they want them here. Do they have a better life here? I don’t think the majority does when they make low wages and live 10 plus more in a house. It’s a fact that, (not all), are sucking our country dry and taking job away from Americans, because of what they get paid. It’s a fact that they are getting refunds from the IRS and do not… Read more »
Pam
Guest

Deportation. If the American children are 18 up and working they have a choice stay or go with the family home. If they are underage go with the parents or into social services care. They have duel citizenship, they can return when they can contribute and support themselves. If the illegals want to become citizens, start the process, renounce your loyalty to your country and become American. You may have to take up arms and fight the very country you came from. If you have divided loyalties, we don’t need you.

Brendan
Guest

Yep.
Allen West is playing to his muslim hating base.
If this were an article about Muslims being allowed to walk down the streets like everyone else, there would still be outraged people posting comments here.

Pam
Guest

Yes,your are right. The first black draped crow I saw with only it eyes showing disgusted me. That is not what America is about. Go home.

Brendan
Guest

Actually, it seems you don’t understand what America is about.
Devout Christian women can wear dresses down to their ankles.
Orthodox Jewish men can wear yarmulkes on their heads.
Hindu Sikh men can wear turbans.
And muslim women can wear hijabs, or even burqas, if they want.
If you don’t like religious freedom and you want to enforce a national dress code… maybe you should read up a little more on the values and freedoms of this great country.

But one of the great things about America is uninformed people who say unAmerican things, while thinking they’re patriotic, are also welcome in this great land.

Pam
Guest

I perfectly understand religious freedom. Islam is not a religion,it is a scourge. I am also sure,listening to your drivel, that my ancestors were here prior to yours.

What they do to their women is slavery. It is uncivilized and degrading. It is and insult to every woman. Go back to the uninformed country you came from.

I also view it as a terrorist threat. They cannot be identified and can be concealing anything on their person.

Maybe your head will be the first to roll or you will probably be the one holding the knife.

Brendan
Guest

Your ancestors were here before mine?
Cool.
What tribe are you?… Cherokee? Huron? Apache?

All religions can be viewed as a scourge… but thankfully we live in a wonderful country where those religious beliefs are protected from people like you who neither understand or appreciate the Founding principles of this great nation… the nation I was born in and fought for… the nation that tolerates even people like you.

Pam
Guest

Cherokee.

The_Patriot
Guest

you’re daft, If you do not wake up to what’s going on your head will be on the ground separated from your body by terrorists

Brendan
Guest

You are confusing terrorist with all Muslims.
Yes… radical Islam, and the terrorism that it promotes and supports, is a very real threat.
But that is not all of Islam.
The overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims are not radical.
In fact, there is a struggle within the Islamic world that is not just taking place in the mosques, but out in the streets in some Islamic nations.

Pam
Guest

All Muslims are terrorist. Go home.

SaudiAmerican
Guest
Hold on there Pam, I have been with you in your ideology for a good minute here, reading through ALL of these comments, but my fiance is Arabic, from Saudi Arabia. He is here attending college and has absolutely no hate in his soul for this country or me. He knows that I am 100% Christian, and I accept and know that he is Muslim. He actually agrees with your sentiments, just not your delivery. We absolutely cannot put all people into one pot and say they are all the same. I can understand that some of these blogs and… Read more »
Pam
Guest

Nothing in this world is 100%. For safety sake, since no one is in control of immigration, I had rather err on the side of safety.

I have no ill feelings toward any persons that wants to become American and love her as we do.

Bravo, you have found a partner that has a radically different up bringing and are making it work. That is wonderful, I wish you luck.

Were that every bodies intention I would go to bed at night and sleep peacefully that my children and grandchildren had a safe future.

Peace be with you.

The_Patriot
Guest
ALL muslims read the Koran, All muslims abide by the rules and sharia law, whether you believe that or not is not my problem it is yours. There is no such thing as radical islam or radical muslims they are one in the same. Muslim is a religion and Islam is a political movement. As all muslims obey Sharia Law and the Koran they all are bound to follow the teachings, which is to say that ALL PEOPLE not of the Muslim faith are infidels. They either convert or die. It is not more simple than that and if you… Read more »
Brendan
Guest
That is not quite correct. There are many millions of moderate muslims who interpret the Koran differently. There are many different sects of Islam and there have been (and still are) raging fights between them. Just as many Christians adhere to the Bible while disregarding some of the archaic violent passages, so do many Muslims reconcile their faith while disregarding certain parts of the Koran. I know… many muslim haters suddenly become theological experts and try to say no muslim is allowed to disregard the archaic parts of the Koran. Well, they do… and that’s a simple fact. Their faith… Read more »
Pam
Guest

Faction, one more reason we do not need them here to start that same civil war on American soil.

Jimbolero
Guest
The Muslims in east Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Yemen, Somalia and much of northern Africa as well as east Asia deviate from the Koran’s teachings at grave risk to their lives. The extremists kill as many as possible with every attack. And moderates are too frightened to oppose them on the extremists turf. As long as they exist they will wage Jihad and recruit others to join their cause. You underestimate the level of the threat. Worldwide there have have been over 20,000 Muslim extremist attacks since the twin towers fell. They are not going away, and… Read more »
The_Patriot
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Just because they are different sects that does not mean they do not follow the same koran, they do and just because they don’t run around killing indiscriminately. does not mean they wouldn’t want to, it just means they are not up to it. Just like you joined the service. Well I did not, not because I did not want to kill, because if an enemy tired to break down my door I would kill him in a heart beat. But I do not hunt them down. That is the difference between the guys you see making war and the… Read more »
The_Patriot
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Too many people are give me types. Too many people are too stupid to see the obvious, you don’t believe me look at the older posts and tell me that there aren’t any people who cannot think for themselves

Philanthropussy
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I have no idea what you are talking about

The_Patriot
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You just made my point, Thank you

Reba
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Wow, I missed all of this this morning?

i'm from missouri
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No, I don’t have a problem with free meals to the thousands of poor kids – there is no ‘specialness’ about the food they get to eat. There is no survey done about the kids who need those free meals for a short period of time or long, so as good citizens of the world, we feed the hungry, no matter what church/mosque they attend. Personally, I’m fed up with having to show how ‘tolerant’ we are of the intolerant groups; let’s require them to be tolerant of the western way. No, there shouldn’t be a mosque built a block… Read more »
Bonnie McCollett
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The school is public, it should not be providing anything based on religious beliefs. If they want special food they can do what American children have always done, brown bag it. Imagine the cost and stupidity of public schools providing special foods for each religion…and who picks up the cost for this, taxpayers. If NY wants to do this fine, but keep the taxes for it provided by their state.

Butch Campbell
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As I said in FB ” Let
them all starve for I am a proud Islamophobe, Homophobe, and
Obamaphobe. ( I think I invented a new term here. But it works.) And if
they want it so bad let then brownbag it.” Still what worries me here more is this Communist mayor of NY and can this not become a trend in other cites. As this country has been way to slow at removing Obama from, office I just hope NYC wakes up very soon as to what they have done to themselves.

Pam
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Amen Butch! Its the same story of the frog trusting the Scorpion that he gave a ride across the stream. The Scorpion stings the frog and as he is dying the frog asks why did you kill me when I helped you, The frog answered, because it is my nature. Muslims, it is their nature.

bugs07734
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Oh here we go! RPM… Relocate (multiply), Politically take over (change laws), & then, Military (used to enforce Islamic Laws). Europe is already in 2nd phase; now, we’re seeing it in New York. Where the heck are the Atheists on this? They’re the ones so distraut in keeping religion out of the schools, our govt. buildings, and the public areas in general.

patrick shown
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MUSLIM IS NOT EVEN A RELIGON,IT’S JUST SOMETHING SOME BORED JAGGOFF STARTED AND FOUND A BUNCH OF WEAK MINDED IDOTS TO FOLLOW THIS FOOL AROUND,WHAT BUNCH OF LAMEASS FOOLS!!!!!!!! GO EAT A PORK DINNER.

Edie Murphy
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beware the UK has already bowed down and allowed sharia law.the jihad is to take over America!

MotherBatherick
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I agree with you, LTC West. This is not about lunch for children. It’s just more of the same trick that gave us Obamacare. It’s about the steady creep towards unraveling America and transforming Her into something so unrecognizable, no one will know what it is; and that’s just it. The likes of obama, hillary, de blasio, they don’t want anyone really knowing what they are up to because if they did, they may just have to tell the truth and then..the fight would be on… obama said he was going to fundamentally transform America. He never said exactly what… Read more »
Crae
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Wake up NYC…[email protected] all those towel heads.

Jimbolero
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Let them eat bacon.

Robert Ray
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Creating “multiculturalism” is an important element needed to destroy this great country. The melting pot has been replaced with the salad bowl.

Pam
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Worse it is being replaced with the factions that are ripping the countries apart that they have immigrated from. They have come here with one goal, to conquer. It is a historical fact, all countries are under siege, even China.

StopTheInsanity
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My problem is that the “rights” of the minority voices, supersede the good of the whole (majority). I guess that our government is to blame for continually rewarding people with entitlements and provisions, even when not earned or deserved. Not at all what the Founding Fathers presented to the President when deliberating over our Constitution.

Robert Ray
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I agree with you. Here is something I found interesting…… On August 04, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia: “In Russia, live like Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, it should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, and live the life of Muslim’s then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law.” “Russia does not need Muslim minorities. Minorities need… Read more »
Pam
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I agree 100% with this man and in the context of this speech always have.

Reba
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Yes and I kept this speech, because the content is
what “Our Country” should have.

Rafael X
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Really we should be more like the Russians?

Sarg
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Hey X don’t be such a dip s–t.
I believe the only reason your here is to piss people off.

Rafael X
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People have the choice to get pissed off or not. I’m in my mom basement in front of a computer I can’t piss anyone off.

Pam
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Right is right Beavis. The man spoke the truth. You cannot cater to every ones wish. Governments job is not to wipe everyones nose. There is a point that you take personal responsibility for your own needs.

Reba
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It’s the content of the speech.

Reba
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The contents of the speech.

Darla Buckland
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I am confused I keep hearing angry rants that Obama is a Communist but quote Putin. SMH

Pam
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Your not listening.

Rafael X
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That’s because they have no idea what communism is. Like they are against all religions no matter which. Government is the Russians only God. And how about the angry rants that calls Obama a Communist and a Muslim in the same sentence.

Darla Buckland
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Actually I think this whole thing is ridiculous. I couldn’t find any thing about the school lunches being changed .

So what if the schools have a couple days serving food of a different culture? Do these children s parents pay taxes?

We had a Mexican day, a Hawaiian day, British Tea, and Pioneer days at school. They still do . Just different themes.

America is not going to be taken over by Muslims.
WE are not going to adopt sharia law and neither are we to take on Communism.

Keith
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“America is not going to be taken over by Muslims.
WE are not going to adopt sharia law and neither are we to take on Communism.”

That is exactly what British and European governments keep saying but still muslims influence keeps increasing and Sharia keeps creeping into society.

The take over is done surreptitiously not out in full view. What you get in full view is organisations like CAIR and in the UK the Muslim Council for Britain and Ask Mama.

Rafael X
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Muslims instituting Sharia one school cafeteria at a time.

Darla Buckland
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This is school Children. Learning about other culture should be encouraged. If an adult is to insecure to say Hi to another person afraid they are going to be less American they have the problem.
When a child attends a public school they need to ‘get along’ with everyone else.
Like it or not most of these Muslim children were born here. That makes them Americans. How are they supposed to learn our ways when we shun them?

Segregation ? Because we can see how well that worked.
Don’t teach kids to hate their neighbors.

Keith
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Most muslims here in the UK keep themselves to themselves except when they want to complain about something, like a parent singing the Peppa Pig theme tune to their own child on the bus, demanding that we introduce Sharia courts and accept Sharia law, threatening to behead anyone that criticises Islam.
They won’t learn American ways unless those American ways will give them an opportunity to implement some part of the Sharia. That is how it is happening here in the UK and over in Europe and it will happen in the US unless you stand up to them.

Reba
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Darla, the contents of the speech.

Darla Buckland
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Got it.

disisdadrum
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This is the EXACT statement that needs to be made here in the U.S.!!

TRuth
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You guys, America needs to focus on what is important and that is protecting its citizen and making decisions that will keep invader/infiltrators out of this country. Why would you come to America if it is not to take part of what we are doing and or to better your life with a change. Why venture in another country without a peaceful merge. These people are not here to do that and all we are doing is talking about it. They are using our own laws against us to destroy and break us. If we are not united, we will… Read more »
Antonio Pires
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Good point. But what we really need it’s a American President, like M.West, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Rick Perry, Mr. Ran Paul, Dr. Carson, Rick Santurum, just to name a few. The libs Democrats and fake Christians elected a imported one, now we have the end result of it.

Sarg
Guest

Maybe I should run,I would have them doing close order drill
square there ass away.
Na someone would gruesome twosome after me.

Sarg
Guest

If they want halal food pack a damn lunch.
Or grab a Big Mac and bow down towards Washington D.C.
They get to be a bigger pain in the in the butt every day, it would be cheaper to
buy them all a ticket home.

Keith
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That is exactly what is happening here in the UK and the rest of Europe. The only difference is that we are further along the line than you are in the US. Good luck for the future we still need one free country to keep the flame of liberty and freedom alive.

Johnny
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Welcome to America. Here we eat hotdogs, hambergers, fries, however a favorite is ham, Spam, fried pork. If you don’t like what we eat move back to where you came. You are from a foreign country. We do not force you to come here – You came here by choice. It is you that needs to change to our eating habits and if we Americans eat pork then so be it. It is cause we like it.

C
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By that logic, should we be eating only Native-American food? Regardless, I am against the school system paying for halal food.

Johnny
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I really hate to pop your little bubble, but, I am a native American and do not belong to any tribe. If you were born here you are a native American. You are native to where you were born. Now to answer your question – We already do eat what the members of various tribes eat only it is disguised as other items.

Pam
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We are Beavis.

Death2Unions
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Meanwhile Christian children can not pray to God at school? Mmm. This doesn’t sound good.

Sam Houston
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You are right. They want Separation of Church and State but only for Christians. This should not be allowed!

IBUYRMP
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Well put Sam! The Liberal way with a French salute!