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Would Giving NYC Students Muslim Holidays Off Violate the U.S. Constitution?
by Billy Hallowell
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has publicly offered his support for closing public schools for two Muslim holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, and the Lunar New Year — but is his proposal to offer time off for Islamic holy days constitutional?
David French, senior counsel to the conservative American Center for Law and Justice, told TheBlaze that offering Muslim holidays off is a bit tricky.
"It's tough to discern what are the numbers of people involved here," he said. "New York is obviously a melting pot of a city. There are many Hindus. We know there's a very large Christian and Jewish population."
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