New York City Tries to Accommodate All Faiths with Special-Interest Legislation

Source: The New York Times

On March 6, 2001, The New York Times reported
that “the New York political theory [is] that
the way to honor the dignity of faith is by passing special-interest legislation
for every religion in sight.” This began when the New York City government began
“celebrating Id al-Adha, the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice, by suspending
alternate-side street parking rules.” After the city’s recognition of this holiday
other religious groups began demanding
special legislation as well.