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US schools ponder Muslim holidays
School may be out for summer in New York, but the Muslim community is studiously focused on the next academic year, when it hopes to see its own religious holidays added to the calendar. Some US cities -- in Michigan and New Jersey, for example -- have incorporated Islam onto the roster of accepted holidays. But despite some political backing, it has yet to take hold in New York where, nine years after the September 11 attacks, Muslim integration remains a delicate subject. Duration: 02:05.
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US schools ponder Muslim holidays
School may be out for summer in New York, but the Muslim community is studiously focused on the next academic year, when it hopes to see its own religious holidays added to the calendar. Some US cities -- in Michigan and New Jersey, for example -- have incorporated Islam onto the roster of accepted holidays. But despite some political backing, it has yet to take hold in New York where, nine years after the September 11 attacks, Muslim integration remains a delicate subject. Duration: 02:05.
Date: 12/7/10
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Video by:  AFP News
 
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