This little exercise in moral equivalence, multiculturalism and celebration of the World’s Three Great Abrahamic Religions manifests a certain ignorance about one of the three — a genuine ignorance, not the kind that Islamic apologists routinely charge of those who speak too honestly about the jihad and Islamic supremacism — on the part of the good folks of Wellesley, Massachusetts. The Islamic calendar is a lunar one with a year of 355 days, so its dates are not fixed: a few years ago Ramadan fell around Christmas time, but in 2010 it started on August 11 and ended on September 9. In 2011 it starts August 1 and ends August 30.
So why is a huge crescent on the lawn of the Wellesley Town Hall along with a Christmas tree and a menorah? Why, because the local multiculturalists needed to show that they considered Islam, Christianity, and Judaism essentially equivalent, and to signal that they were just as “welcoming” of Muslims as of everyone else — if not more so. And they wouldn’t think of challenging the local Muslim community to be proactive and honest in teaching against the belief-system that motivates Islamic supremacists and jihadists to make war against the Infidel. That would be “Islamophobic.”
This crescent on the Wellesley Town Hall lawn, and its mistaken commemoration of the Muslim month of fasting that ended three months ago, is a fitting monument to that town’s willful ignorance and complacency in the face of the jihad threat in all its forms. And of course, there are so very many other towns like Wellesley, all over the country.
“5 Things You Need to Know Today: Dec. 3: Town Hall’s front lawn is decorated with holiday spirit,” from Wellesley Patch, December 3 (thanks to Phil):
[...] 5. In front of Wellesley Town Hall there sites a menorah, Christmas Tree and crescent moon to represent Hanukkah, Christmas, and Ramadan respectively.