School Sued Over Muslim Teacher's Pilgrimage

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    School Sued Over Muslim Teacher's Pilgrimage - CBS News

    Hmmm. Can anyone think of an unintended consequence of this decision?

    Should all teachers be permitted to take a leave of absence during the middle of the school year, or just special ones?
     
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    If your job interferes with your religious activities then tough shit. If your religion is that important to you that you have to ask for special treatment then you shouldn't have taken the job in the first place.
     
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    Asking for a month off DURING the school year is not a reasonable request.
     
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    Rumor has it you can still visit Mecca in the months of June, July, and August.
     
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    According to the details of the case the teacher requested this around 2 years after being hired. She also requested a total of 3 weeks of unpaid leave, while the haij is only a week. Even adding 2 days for travel means 3 weeks is a bit much.

    The requirement is also only 1 haij during ones lifetime, IF ONE CAN DO IT. The haij can only be done during a certain time, which happens to fall during the school year usually.

    It really depends upon the contract the union has with the city. This is also different then asking for a day here and there. 3 weeks of a substitute teacher is a long time.
     
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    Muslims rate special treatment because terrorism works .
     
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    The teacher has all summer vacation to go to Mecca. Anyone with common sense will throw this out. I'm sure they shopped around for a dweeb judge who will give serious consideration to their rights being damaged and all that bullshit.
     
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    Your wrong as usual Jack Flake.

    The woman wanted to perform the mandatory Hajj not take a vacation.

    Currently, the Hajj takes place around October and not during the summer months. :cool:
     
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    Its only mandatory once in your lifetime, and would it really take a whole 3 weeks?

    Asking for 3 weeks leave 2 years into a new job is not usually allowed.
     
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    Most people take off around 2 weeks to perform Hajj

    2 days travel time to get there.

    One week for the Hajj

    And 2 day to get back home.

    The other days they use for recuperation, because the Hajj is very physical and strenuous.

    And is in No way a relaxing vacation.


    But maybe she was taking the extended Hajj.

    Many people after performing Hajj.

    Since it is a once in a life time experience.

    Take a few extra days and visit Madinah and see the Prophet's tomb and personal artifacts.

    I assume this is why she requested 3 weeks instead of 2 :cool:
     

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