Attend SRVIC's Eid dinner Around Town, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Sep 2, 2011 at 8:59 am
SRVIC will host an Eid Dinner from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4, at the San Ramon Community Center at Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. Tickets are $20 for adults; children ages 6-12 are $12 and children under 5 years old are free (will be served pizza only). To buy tickets, visit [Web Link www.srvic.org].
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Posted by WasupDog, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Sep 2, 2011 at 11:01 pm
Appropriate behavior? I understand that Islamic customs and mannerisms may run contrary to your personal beliefs, but they are not asking you to sit with the children at the dinner, nor have they even invited you personally. If they indeed do ask the women to sit with the children, that is the prerogative of the Muslim community.
Muslims may see many elements wrong with our treatment of women, and the consequential effect on the American family. Women overworked both at home and in the workplace, females that can now only afford to be part-time moms, resulting in the breakdown of the family, less frequent family dinners at home around the dinner table, stressed parental relationships, latch-key kids, etc. The list goes on and on.
There just might be something to learn from the Muslim community, perhaps attending an Eid dinner at the SRVCC might help.
Our own U.S. president spent a considerable amount of time being raised in a Muslim country during his youth, and consequentially it does not appear to have affected him too much. He is a good Muslim who still practices his faith privately without it effecting his running of the country.
Posted by JRM, a member of the Vista Grande Elementary School community, on Sep 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm
Sorry "Excuse Me" but your prejudicial attitudes are not excused.
The Bay Area's diverse cultures must frighten you each day, I'm sure opening up a history book is a long lost action for you but you might want to research the hatred between catholics and protestants over the ages and reflect on how ridiculous that conflict now seems...times change, as scary as that may be for you to accept.