A Seattle elementary school allegedly asked parents to consider allowing their children to eat on state testing days, which coincide with the Muslim holiday of Ramadan (a month of fasting from dawn to dusk and gorging from dusk to dawn). Hamas-linked Muslim litigation jihadists from CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) says it’s “inappropriate” for the district to suggest how families should celebrate the holiday.
King5 The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Washington) called on Seattle Public Schools to apologize for what the organization called “inappropriate” remarks in a letter sent to parents on Tuesday.
CAIR says when the district announced the year’s state testing schedule in an email to Thurgood Marshall Elementary School parents, which coincides with the religious holiday Ramadan, it suggested parents allow children to eat on testing days and make sure their students get sufficient sleep.
“If they are committed to making education equally accessible to all then they need to be committed to honoring Muslim religious practices in the community,” CAIR-WA Executive Director Masih Fouladi said in a statement. “It was “inappropriate for a school to suggest how children should celebrate a holiday.”
Ramadan, which will be observed from May 5-June 4 this year, involves dawn-to-dusk fasting with late evening meals. During the holiday, eating or drinking even a sip of water during the day is prohibited.
A sample letter provided by the school district also says schools will offer morning testing sessions if students observe fasting, and educators will monitor students for fatigue.