University Librarians Warn Saying ‘Merry Christmas’ is a Form of Christian Aggression Against Muslims

University Librarians Warn Saying ‘Merry Christmas’ is a Form of Christian Aggression Against Muslims

A group of librarians at Simmons College in Massachusetts have published a new “anti-oppression” guideline, which claims Christians are Islamophobic if they say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Easter” to Muslims.  The guideline, called “Anti-oppression: Anti-Islamomisia,” says discrimination against Muslims can take place in the form of micro-aggressions. The library defines microaggressions as “commonplace verbal or behavioral indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, which

communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults in relation to the beliefs and religious practices of Muslims.” These microaggressions include endorsing religious stereotypes, thinking Islamic clothes are “trendy,” believing Muslims follow the “wrong” religion or saying “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Easter” to Muslims. The librarians also say Christians commit microaggressions if they deny they’re committing them, especially “if their words or behaviors may indicate otherwise.” READ MORE


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