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Teachers in Mosul Schedule Exams on Christmas Day
« on: December 23, 2012, 10:04:43 PM »
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Mosul, Iraq (AINA) -- Christian students have complained that teachers in some elementary and high schools in the city of Mosul are scheduling exams on December 25 in order to force them to attend school on Christmas day. In interviews with ankawa.com, an Arabic language Assyrian website, students say they are forced to accede to the teacher's demands in scheduling the tests even though the authorities identified the 25th of December as an official holiday for Christians.

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Another student, Saad Matti, in elementary school located in the Sadeeq neighborhood, said he will be taking the Arabic language exam on Christmas Day, noting that this is no longer a strange occurrence; the teachers in this school habitually schedule their exams on identify Christian holidays.


http://www.aina.org/news/20121223185649.htm

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Re: Teachers in Mosul Schedule Exams on Christmas Day
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 02:42:23 PM »
Happens to us in the good old USA as well - even in the greatest per capita Orthodox metro area - Greater Pittsburgh, PA....http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourpenntrafford/yourpenntraffordmore/3091049-87/students-prom-date#axzz2EeG46LGU

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Re: Teachers in Mosul Schedule Exams on Christmas Day
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 03:21:05 PM »
Happens to us in the good old USA as well - even in the greatest per capita Orthodox metro area - Greater Pittsburgh, PA....http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourpenntrafford/yourpenntraffordmore/3091049-87/students-prom-date#axzz2EeG46LGU

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Dear friend, I do not believe that there is equivalency between the authorities being malevolent and your fellow students being insensitive. 

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Re: Teachers in Mosul Schedule Exams on Christmas Day
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 03:56:57 PM »
Never woulda happened under Saddam.

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Re: Teachers in Mosul Schedule Exams on Christmas Day
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012, 04:56:27 PM »
Never woulda happened under Saddam.
True.

Well, provided you didn't live in the marshes. In which case a lot more than Christmas was cancelled.
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Re: Teachers in Mosul Schedule Exams on Christmas Day
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 04:56:57 PM »
Happens to us in the good old USA as well - even in the greatest per capita Orthodox metro area - Greater Pittsburgh, PA....http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourpenntrafford/yourpenntraffordmore/3091049-87/students-prom-date#axzz2EeG46LGU

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Dear friend, I do not believe that there is equivalency between the authorities being malevolent and your fellow students being insensitive. 

I was not suggesting any moral equivalency, but I thought this would point out that all too often many American Christians are either overly prideful about the way we treat each other in the United States or that they take instant umbrage about issues they perceive to be anti-Christian assuming them to be true (like many who jumped on a Facebook hoax alleging that Facebook corporate 'banned' Nativity scenes in the days leading up to Christmas) while there are real issues like the insensitivity of the School Board regarding our Pascha. Where we live, it is more than unlikely - it is impossible - that any School Board would schedule a prom on the first night of Passover.

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Re: Teachers in Mosul Schedule Exams on Christmas Day
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 05:01:58 PM »
We talking old or new calendar?
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