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Decision Not to Close Schools During Muslim Holiday Sparks Uproar in New Jersey

开斋节不闭校,新泽西州引发骚动

Muslim parents feel alienated by a local board of education

穆斯林父母觉得被当地教育局边缘化

The School District of Jersey City this week emphasized its “commitment to embracing diversity,” after a vote not to close schools for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha sparked protests in the local Muslim community.

由于新泽西的学区投票决定不在穆斯林开斋节期间闭校休假,在当地穆斯林社区激起抗议,本周学区领导再度强调其“拥抱多元化”的态度。



Eid al-Adha is one of the most important religious holiday for Muslims. New York City closed its schools for the holiday for the first time ever on Thursday.

开斋节是穆斯林最重要的宗教节日之一,周四时纽约也首度因此此节日关闭了学校。