Allahu Akbar. New York’s Mayor Bill DeBlasio tweeted today that schools in his city will close for Eid al-Adha and al-Fitr “a change that respects the diversity of our city.”
Yes, diversity if you’re counting about two percent of the population, because currently that’s what the Muslim population of New York City represents.
Some will say it’s only fair that schools close for Muslim holidays because they’re already closing for the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Except they’re leaving out the fact that Jews represent 22 percent of the population of New York City as a whole and nearly 30 percent in the borough of Manhattan.
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