my thoughts exactly. I was looking for a way to articulate this point tonight, but now I see that I don’t have to because this writer has done it for me. Koodos to you my friend!

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Asalamu aliakum y’all,

It’s that time of year again, the time of year when western Muslims must decide whether we want to be the verbally stingy grinch, sucking the joy out of other people’s holiday fun, or whether we want to be festive good neighbours. I am not sure when the whole trend of ‘happy holidays’ began or who with. I know that there are Jewish folk who have kicked up a fuss at being wished a ‘merry Christmas’ as I’ve witnessed it in the not too distant past, and I surely know that there are Muslims who also make a big hoo-ha out of nothing on this issue. So I feel like I want to share some very opinionated thoughts on the subject, hoping to not offend anyone too much in the process, as it seems we have all become very touchy feely in our aim for political correctness…

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About sabr33n

Debra Schubert is pursuing a bachelor of Social Work at the University of Regina, where she is also a research assistant in the Department of Religious Studies. She is a blogger and focuses primarily on social justice issues from an Islamic perspective. She is an activist in her community and dedicates much of her time to community engagement activities. She is a Muslim convert from a Jewish and Roman Catholic upbringing. She is one of the founding members of the “Federation for Canadian Muslim Social Services” that was established in 2014 and currently sits as secretary on the executive board. She is a member of the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan’s social committee and also serves on the programming and youth organizing committees for NAIN 2015. View all posts by sabr33n

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