Todd Starnes (Fox News)

Fox News commentator: Muslim school holidays discriminate against Christians

The derp is deep with this one


Luke Brinker
March 6, 2015 9:48PM (UTC)

New York City is discriminating against Christians by adding two Muslim holidays to the public school calendar, according to Fox News commentator Todd Starnes, the network's resident derp meister.

One day after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city would close its schools for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, Starnes appeared on Family Research Council president Tony Perkins' radio program "Washington Watch" to denounce the move.

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"[W]hen it comes to Christmas and Easter, two very prominent Christian holidays, they’re not on the school calendar, they’re called ‘winter break’ and ‘spring break,’” Perkins said, prompting Starnes to reply, “Oh yes. For the sake of tolerance and diversity, that normally means the Christians are going to be discriminated against or their holidays are going to be minimalized.”

As Right Wing Watch points out, Christmas does appear on New York's list of school holidays; Easter doesn't because it always falls on a Sunday. But Starnes is convinced that the city's decision to recognize Muslim holidays as it does Christian and Jewish ones is part of a larger Islamization of the country, enabled, of course, by the sinister Barack Obama.

“How many times have we seen this, where the Islamic faith is being given accommodation and the Christian faith and other religious faiths are being marginalized, not just in the public workspace but also through the Obama administration?" Starnes asked.

Listen to the interview below, via Right Wing Watch:


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