They're getting support from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) an Islamic civil rights group, which is making what I think is a very smart move. And, a good point.
"Islamic Group Supports Jewish School Teams' Plea Over Sabbath" FOXNews (February 28, 2008)
"A Jewish school's plea for basketball playoff games to be scheduled at times other than the Jewish Sabbath got support Thursday from an Islamic civil rights group.
" 'In a nation as religiously diverse as America, it is important that we all make the extra effort to accommodate the beliefs and practices of others,' said Amina Rubin, communications coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. 'Student athletes should not be forced to choose between their faith and participation in sports.' "
CAIR has been in the news before, although I haven't noticed them in the last few months. My impression of CAIR was that they were a very enthusiastic group of Muslims with, to be polite, a tendency to over-react to insults, real or imagined.
Perhaps they've re-evaluated their position. It's a relief to be able to say something positive about the group.
Previous posts discussing CAIR:
- "Los Angeles Police Department Targets Muslims! Muslim Communities Subject to GESTAPO-STYLE TACTICS!!!!"
(November 9, 2008)
- "Muslims, Money-Laundering, and a Mistrial"
(October 22, 2007)
- "Celebrate Today, or You're a Bigot!"
(September 9, 2007)
- "New York City Counterterrorism Report: Profiling, Stereotyping, or Common Sense"
(August 17, 2007)