As an American Muslim growing up, I have always had to choose between going to school on Eid, while sacrificing a religious festival and rejoicing with family and friends, or not going to school on Eid and sacrificing school grades. Up until now, I have always chosen the first option, going to school on Eid ever since I was little. As an American Muslim, I believe I should not have to choose between either of the two, after all, the first amendment of the US Constitution is the right to practice one’s religion. This petitions needs to be signed to bring change!
The petition is still relatively low on signs, signing only takes a minute.
“With the growing population of Muslims in the United States of America (including first, second, third, and fourth generation) we believe it is high time that Muslim holidays are recognized by schools throughout this nation. Unfortunately many Muslim families are forced to choose between their children’s education and their religious obligations. Muslim school children and staff deserve the same benefits afforded to the followers of other faiths. We call on President Obama to support this petition and advance the inclusiveness of our great nation.”