Muslim parents asked public school officials in Jersey City, New Jersey to close for Eid al-Adha, an upcoming Muslim holiday.
Public school boards make decisions that are in the best interests of the students, parents and teachers and when the Jersey City school board refused to close the school for a Muslim holiday, it got very ugly when one angry parent got up and exclaimed with a smirk:
“We’re going to be the majority soon!”
At one point, tempers flared so hot that an official urged security to “take charge” of the situation. Several of the Muslim parents and children screamed in rage and openly wept when the board announced its decision. At least one person was seen on video being escorted from the meeting.
The meeting concluded with the board stating it could not interrupt the lives of others by establishing a day off with such little notice.
“Doing this at this point on six days notice for this upcoming holiday is going to cause undue hardship on 5,000 to 10,000 people who are going to have to scramble to get coverage for their children,” said Gerald Lyons, a board member.
Video source: NBC News