Spanish school cancels Christmas
MADRID (Reuters) - A school in traditionally Catholic Spain has cancelled Christmas celebrations so as not to offend children who are not Christians, ABC newspaper reported on Wednesday.
The Hilarion Gimeno school in Zaragoza said teachers had put forward various reasons for not celebrating Christmas, but ABC said the worry was that Muslim children might be upset.
The school will not put on a nativity play or hand out presents, but pupils will be free to decorate the halls and sing carols.
Which is more than they would have in some American schools, where the War on Christmas has led to principals going from classroom to classroom locking up the red and green construction paper. Spain, of course, was under Muslim occupation until 1492, when an earlier Reconquista forced them out of Spain. Modern day mass immigration means they`re coming back.
Tim Blair writes
Usually in these cases it turns out that Muslims aren’t at all upset, and that the action has been taken by pre-emptive wimps anticipating Muslim anger.