Denmark: Truancy on Eid

Many of the nation's schools have reported that children from Muslim families did not show up for classes Wednesday, the day after Ramadan ended

Students participating in the Islamic 'Eid Al-Fitr' festival celebrating the end of the Ramadan fast were absent from their classrooms Wednesday - many without permission.

Most schools allowed Muslim children to take Tuesday off for the celebration. And although some schools also gave such permission for Wednesday, many did not, and those absences are considered truant.

The absences are most evident at schools where the majority of students are Muslim, such as Tovshøjskolen in the Jutland town of Brabrand. Of the school's 350 students, 80 did not show up on Wednesday.

'We naturally respect Islamic holy days, and those children also get another day off during the year,' said Jesper Lund Madsen, the school's principal. 'But we think that beyond those two days, the kids should be in school.'

Many schools also reported problems with Muslim children not attending the first day of classes after the summer vacation.

Denmark has eight Christian holidays annually that are scheduled days off for students and employees.

Source: Copenhagen Post (English)


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Unknown said...

If our culture is 'evil' then just why the fuck did you come here in the first place, dickhead? And, why do you continue to stay? Why don't you go and live somewhere in the 'Islamic World' rather than trying to force your primitive, degenerate Muhammedan ways on us?

Britain gains absolutely nothing from your presence (in fact it's to our overall detriment when you consider the load placed on the welfare state and the NHS, the hatred preached in Mosques and the resulting terrorism) so it'd benefit both of us if you'd pack your bags and sling your hook. Then you can wallow in your Islamic bigotry, marry as many slaves/woman as you want and teach your kids unmitigated hatred/Islam, and we can be free of your malign influence.

Unknown said...

Sorry for my base language, but having someone be unfairly critical of a country - my country - which he's come, of his own volition, to live in, and then to advocate ways of forcing irreparable change on it - detrimental change - kind of rubs me up the wrong way.