Since the 1700’s around Christmas time in Sweden, one of the biggest celebrations is St. Lucia's Day (or St. Lucy's Day) on December 13th. The celebration comes from stories that were told by Monks who first brought Christianity to Sweden.
St Lucia was a young Christian girl who was martyred, killed for her faith, in 304. The most common story told about St Lucia is that she would secretly bring food to the persecuted Christians in Rome, who lived in hiding in the catacombs under the city. She would wear candles on her head, so she had both her hands free to carry things.
Now, a Swedish school has prohibited this centuries-old Christian tradition but celebrates Muhammad’s journey to heaven, a fictional story based on the facts of Muhammad's life.
According to preschool manager Anna Karmskog, they want to avoid discrimination, offensive treatment and do not want to “exclude” anyone. It is also seen from an “equality perspective”. Many people buy Lucia costumes for one occasion. It does not feel right to force the parents to buy these, she says.
Furthermore, many children are reported to be anxious and sad in a large crowd, and the “gender perspective” as the children “walk in a row” is questioned. The school has not discussed the cancellation with the parents.
In Mellerud, Åsen’s school decided to boycott the Lucia celebrations altogether, at both primary and middle school. A parent at the school, Ingrid Stewart, believes the ban has to do with religion.
“I suspect it. Everyone does not feel comfortable with Lucia celebrations according to the school. But last week, the school celebrated Muhammad’s journey to heaven without even informing us.”, she says.
Some now say that the cancelled Lucia celebration is a prelude to tone down Christmas to adapt to Islam. Recently, to prevent terror attacks, barriers have also been set up at Christmas Markets in Malmö.
These types of actions and these rationalizations for such actions are becoming more and more commonplace throughout much of Europe including Germany and the UK. We are seeing appeasement of the politically correct to the Islamic movement in the United States as well. This appeasement to the Muslim community has been made much easier because of the onslaught against the Christian elements of Christmas; celebrating the birth of Jesus. The politically correct secular movement has been attacking the Nativity scenes for decades along with other Christ related traditions of Christmas.
Now we are witnessing another Christian related aspect of Christmas and essentially replacing it with a Muslim celebration. Those who are aware of the Islamic transformation in Europe and the UK, have reason to be concerned about the same transformation occurring in Michigan and Minnesota as well as other areas in the United States.
This Islamic transformation is not just centered on Christmas but has extended to where rape is now called acceptable because it is a social aspect of Islam, female genital mutilation of young girls is accepted as a religious ritual, and mercy beatings and killings of women is considered acceptable because they are religious and culturally accepted practices. The slope is greased, and it is slippery, and it is steep. We who do not adhere to the lie that Islam is a religion of peace, but recognize the hatred and violence demanded by the Quran and the prophet, including pedophilia which was practiced by the prophet, must began our fight to eradicate this appeasement and insist that the United States adhere to our cultural standards and our established ethics and mores.