The religious have not had a "monopoly" over Shavuot, they were simply the only Jews who continued to observe the festival, along with other Jewish laws and customs. I'm sure most religious Jews would be delighted that they no longer have a perceived "monopoly" over the learning of Judaism.
Turkish warplanes destroy PKK targets in northern Iraq, say military sources (Reuters)
from the article: Letting go of Jerusalem
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