Irony strikes again! This is an excerpt from a conversation with a young Muslim woman.
He invents stories about schools banning Christmas to somehow justify his hatred for people he doesn’t know. To this date, not one person has been able to prove that a school banned Christmas because Muslim parents asked them to.
Firstly, parents who don’t want their children being involved in celebrations of Christmas because of conflict from their faith are making decisions based on religion – and that is usually why they enrol their children in faith-based schools. Never has there been an instance of an entire school banning Christmas celebrations because of a religious decision based on the needs of one parent. It is time to remind people that Muslims comprise of around 1.5% of our entire population, and there no public schools in Australia that have a majority of Muslim parents over non-Muslim parents.
Secondly, the sensationalist rag that brought the story to light that ‘schools were banning Christmas’ was none other than the Herald Sun – propaganda central. You can read their article here.
But here are the most important parts of the article that seem to have been overlooked:
The schools finally got unofficial mentions here but the Australian media chose not to mention them. Why? Because the schools were not affecting ‘bans’.
None of the schools had banned Christmas, they had decided to celebrate inclusivity and student achievement. None of the schools had designed laws or rules that would be subject to forms of punishment of a child wore a T-shirt with Santa on it, or said Merry Christmas on a card given to their teacher. No. Christmas was not banned at all.
We live in a secular society. People are free to celebrate religion. Let it be noted that the people who don’t celebrate Christmas don’t necessarily hate it. They just don’t want to be a part of it. I don’t get involved with Hannukah, but I don’t hate it. I’d definitely prefer it if my son’s school celebrated his achievement and included all children. We are certainly not religious and when you think about all of the religion wrapped around carols, Christmas stories, the meaning of Christmas, gift-giving – is it really something that should be happening to our children in a secular society?
The children at the schools that didn’t place a huge emphasis on Christmas still sang songs, still told stories, still celebrated, still gave gifts, still discussed the importance of harmony and togetherness and they were able to do it in a way that included people from other cultures and faiths. Isn’t that a positive direction that we could be heading in?
Religion to me is a crock of shit. But I celebrate Christmas every year because everybody else does. And to me, it has nothing to do with Jesus or Bethlehem or ‘wise men’ or holy spirits or anything like that.
So to ‘Awol Partydrunk’, the guy who thinks Muslims should blow themselves up and chastises women but then preaches the significance of Christmas – take a look at yourself and the hatred you perpetuate. Oh and learn how to spell and use grammar correctly.
You’re in Australia. Speak English or fuck off. Right?