White House Celebrates Muslim Holiday on Day Muhammad Murders Four Marines

Family Security Matters

President Barack Obama sent a celebratory message to Muslims around the world on the White House Twitter account nearly two hours before his first tweet on the subject of four dead Marines killed by an Islamic gunman.

“From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak!” –@POTUS to Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr,” the White House tweeted. This message was tweeted at 4:48 p.m. according to the White House Twitter feed.

OBAMA TWEET TENNESSEE TERRORIST ATTACK

A few minutes before the posting of this article, the White House tweeted a video message, shown below, calling the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a “heartbreaking circumstance.” Others might call the incident “a terrorist attack.”

Tyson Plant Drops Labor Day for Muslim Holiday

Fox News

Workers at a Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Tennessee have opted to  trade a paid Labor Day holiday for the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

 

A 5-year contract approved by members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department  Store Union at the Shelbyville, Tenn., plant last November includes the change  to accommodate Muslim workers.

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School system to get Muslim holiday

Boston Globe

As a Muslim and a high school senior at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 17-year-old Dunia Kassay faces a tough choice every year on Islamic holy days: go to school or stay home to be with family and friends.

If she stays home, Kassay says, she will be forced to play catch-up and make up her school assignments. But if she goes to school, she will be neglecting what she feels is her religious obligation on holidays such as Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.

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