Keysar Trad, president of the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia, called on the Victorian Education Department to include the traditions of other religious faiths as part of the formal school curriculum.
“Schools have religious programs – but generally they’re elective, they’re not compulsory,” he said.
“To have an awareness of these festivals can be very enriching for all students, including people who go to secular schools.”
Oh, are Muslims also to celebrate Christmas? I know, I know.. no reciprocity, of course.