||[Aug. 19th, 2010|07:08 pm]
The Question Club
|||||Sit Down by the Fire - the veils ||]|
So, I run a daycare. We have a new family, just came here from Saudi Arabia. Very nice couple, adorable baby, some language problems, but we figured it out. As they were leaving they asked if, when we feed the baby, we could say "In the name of Allah or God". I have no problem with this at all... I'm an atheist and these words mean as much to me as singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I of course told them yes, and they left. The other staff was freaking out. Saying very racist things, and all that crap. I told them they don't have to actually say it if they feel that strongly about it, but if the parents ask, we did. I told them that I'd come say it when they fed the baby if they felt bad about lying.
What would you do in this situation? I've already had to explain that not all Muslims are terrorists, and that Saudi Arabia is our ally. I am flabbergasted at my staff's stupidity. :(