After a group of students at a Brooklyn high school discovered that this year’s prom is falling in the middle of Ramadan, they demanded the school move the event out of respect for the month-long holiday. However, instead of getting the appeasement they expected, the principal had the perfect response.
Despite being a very small minority, America’s Muslim population is by far the most overbearing when it comes to imposing their will and undeniably the most dangerous when denied. Instead of respecting our values and traditions, they constantly give ultimatums for us to forgo our own customs to make way for their Islamic compulsions. Fortunately, not everyone’s bowing in submission to their intrusive religious requirements.
When Brooklyn Technical High School’s Muslim students, who are a minority, found out that prom would be held on June 3 this year, they were deeply upset that they would have to choose between adhering to their religion’s endless commands or living like American teenagers. Since Islam strictly prohibits worshipers from listening to music or dancing, especially during this month of fasting, the Muslim students decided to pressure the school to move the event around their religious observance. The answer they received was not what the retaliatory special interest group is accustomed to hearing very often.
Fox News reports that when the Muslim student body demanded the school reschedule prom in submission to Ramadan, the interim acting principal informed them that they would definitely not reschedule prom because it was planned months in advance and the school would lose money just to accommodate the minority’s request. As expected, the Muslim students showcased their supremacist beliefs, shocked that the school wouldn’t cave to their demands.
“I think it’s kind of unfair because there’s a major population of Muslims at Brooklyn Tech,” Pikeeza Shabbir said. “Because it’s Ramadan, and it’s a tradition in my family, I don’t want to miss out.”
The Muslims convinced ignorant non-Muslim classmates to support their petition, which, despite gathering more than 250 signatures, was dismissed by school officials, according to CBS New York. It reads:
“In 2017, Ramadan is expected to begin on the night of either May 26th or 27th. Brooklyn Tech’s Senior Prom is scheduled for June 3rd, a week into Ramadan. The start of this entails many responsibilities to the participants and with Tech’s Muslim population being so vast, it is clear the scheduled date will heavily affect the attendance of this significant event of our high school experience.
“A change to the date, even a week and a half earlier, would allow so many more people to partake. If no action is taken, Senior Prom truly wouldn’t be open to every senior who wants to go.”
However, these Muslim students misled the sympathetic majority into pitying them, making it seem as though they have no choice in the matter. The truth is that these Muslims chose to adhere to their religious beliefs, which every religious person must eventually experience. They chose to subjugate themselves to Islam’s oppressive compulsions and, therefore, chose the consequences of missing out on prom.
Still, the Muslim students immediately played the victims, portraying the school officials as callous Islamophobes simply because they refused to give in to their unreasonable demands.
“You’re not supposed to listen to music during Ramadan, so it’s not really allowed,” Shabbir said.
“Muslim holidays they don’t give much attention to it, school events, they don’t care about it,” Saima Afrin said.
The prom will go ahead as planned, beginning at 7 p.m., which is nearly an hour and a half before Muslims are even allowed to break their fast for iftar, their religious gorging of food at sunset.
Of course, it’s likely that some of the students will come together to file a lawsuit to accuse the school of discriminating against Muslims. In reality, the school never discouraged or disallowed Muslims from attending. Along with refusing to attend in favor of their religious compulsion, they hoped to force the non-Muslim majority to abstain from prom during the month of Ramadan.
Although targeting prom is a small scale attack, it is an attempt to force their beliefs on the masses. These religious requirements are not just for Muslims, as the Quran commands Muslims to enforce its commands on everyone, regardless of religious belief. In the end, the goal is the same — establish Sharia law and make the unbelievers “feel subdued” until there is only Islam.