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    To be honest, muslims just really need to abandon their backward, intolerant and hate-provoking religion when they settle here.
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    (Original post by NickLCFC)
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    bro us muslims can't even decide what day Eid will be never mind making into a national holiday it's never on the same day so they won't go ahead with this...
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    We don't have to.
    Its the price of multiculturalism
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    (Original post by Jerry)
    bro us muslims can't even decide what day Eid will be never mind making into a national holiday it's never on the same day so they won't go ahead with this...
    And even if it was on the same day, it's an idiotic idea anyway.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Its the price of multiculturalism
    It isn't. It's not a requirement by any means.
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    (Original post by fr0sr_)
    And even if it was on the same day, it's an idiotic idea anyway.
    umm no it's not because many schools give muslim kids a day of for Eid which affects the teaching plan for the remaining students so it would be better if all the kids got at least a day off so it doesn't affect teaching etc. but anyways as i said Eid is never on the same day so we can't make it a holiday...
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    As someone in this thread has already pointed out, this is the so called 'price' of multiculturalism. If we want to be a multicultural and tolerant society, we need to commit to it much more! Having a national holiday for Eid is one of many ways in which this can be achieved
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    (Original post by Jerry)
    umm no it's not because many schools give muslim kids a day of for Eid which affects the teaching plan for the remaining students so it would be better if all the kids got at least a day off so it doesn't affect teaching etc. but anyways as i said Eid is never on the same day so we can't make it a holiday...
    Well yes it is.
    Your poxy "hurr it'll affect a few kids lives as they'll miss a day at school" theory aside;

    For one, Muslims take up circa. 5% of the population, nor is this a Muslim country and therefore it's entirely unrelated to the vast majority of the population. Thus meaning its completely unnecessary. We should not bend the knee nor give such a hateful, backwards religion any recognition.

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    (Original post by NickLCFC)
    As someone in this thread has already pointed out, this is the so called 'price' of multiculturalism. If we want to be a multicultural and tolerant society, we need to commit to it much more! Having a national holiday for Eid is one of many ways in which this can be achieved
    Expect we stopped with 'multiculturalism' a few years ago

    Didn't you know this?
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    (Original post by ali-g12)
    To be honest, muslims just really need to abandon their backward, intolerant and hate-provoking religion when they settle here.
    Christians didn't when they settled here, so why should Muslims be expected to?
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    Out of interest, what day of Eid is this for since there are two?

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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    Christians didn't when they settled here, so why should Muslims be expected to?
    Because we should learn from our past not continue to make them.
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    (Original post by BaconandSauce)
    Because we should learn from our past not continue to make them.
    Personally I don't think religious holidays should be observed officially; over 50% of the country is now non-religious so it's not fair to them to give those who are religious (regardless of their particular faith) special preference.

    Don't compare this to race, gender, or sexuality, in case you were thinking of doing so - you can choose your religion, unlike the three attributes I listed.
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    (Original post by tamanna___)
    They should get the day off without having to use up their annual leave. Its their religious festival why should they have to go to work on that day. My uncles always have to go to work on Eid and its not fair
    Absurd logic. I could then just become a pagan and take every single day of the week off as they're all named after either pagan gods or natural objects that they revered.
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    It isn't. It's not a requirement by any means.
    Its inevitable that the host culture will be changed by the incoming cultures
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    Signed - and now lets hope for the best
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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    Personally I don't think religious holidays should be observed officially; over 50% of the country is now non-religious so it's not fair to them to give those who are religious (regardless of their particular faith) special preference.

    Don't compare this to race, gender, or sexuality, in case you were thinking of doing so - you can choose your religion, unlike the three attributes I listed.
    Completely agree

    In a previous post I make the point that we should be making all holidays secular as this would resolve the issues we currently have

    Making more religious holidays should be a NO-NO
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    (Original post by BaconandSauce)
    Completely agree

    In a previous post I make the point that we should be making all holidays secular as this would resolve the issues we currently have

    Making more religious holidays should be a NO-NO
    I'd consider keeping holidays like Christmas because at this point it's getting divorced from its religious origins (though it goes back a long, long way, predating Christianity in all but name) and is simply an excuse for family time. It's also widely celebrated.
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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    I'd consider keeping holidays like Christmas because at this point it's getting divorced from its religious origins (though it goes back a long, long way, predating Christianity in all but name) and is simply an excuse for family time. It's also widely celebrated.
    my original post was


    (Original post by BaconandSauce)
    No. Nothing should be done to normalise Islam in this country.

    If anything we should be changing the religious holiday to secular ones but as they part of the history of the country I understand why it is the way it is.
    It seems we are in agreement!
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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    I'd consider keeping holidays like Christmas because at this point it's getting divorced from its religious origins (though it goes back a long, long way, predating Christianity in all but name) and is simply an excuse for family time. It's also widely celebrated.
    Yeah and Christmas has become more secular now. There's nothing in the Bible that mentions Christmas and it's celebration.
 
 
 
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