Catholic Online reports that Cambridge, Massachusetts, will begin closing public schools for one Muslim holiday next year, with schools given two holidays, Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adah, to choose from. Marc McGovern on the Cambridge School Committee says that the measure is needed to step back from the hysteria which McGovern believes paints all Muslims as terrorists.

According to a story by Brian Montopoli of CBS News, it would seem that America has little to fear from the brutality of Islamic Sharia law; no, the danger is posed by conservative constitutionalists who are concerned by the efforts of Muslims to impose their religion on the 99 percent of Americans who do not share their religion. Montopoli begins his scree with the declaration:

By a 6-3 vote the School Board of Trustees in Helena Montana Tuesday night approved a modified version of a sex education plan that caused an uproar among parents and others who believed it was too graphic and exposed children in the lower grades an to more information than they need at an early age.

It appears that in several Houston-area schools, the motto for student security is: “If it is works for tracking cattle, it will work for tracking children.” The school district has installed radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in identification cards issued to students, and this move is alarming parents — and others — who are worried that a step taken to protect students may actually place them in greater danger.

The “personhood” movement began with Justice Harry Blackman’s opinion for the majority in Roe v. Wade in 1973: “The appellee and certain amici [pro-lifers] argue that the fetus is a ‘person’ within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. In support of this, they outline at length and in detail the well-known facts of fetal development. If this suggestion of personhood is established, [then] the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would be guaranteed specifically by [that] Amendment.”