April 14, 2017

“Mini-mosques” bring 7th century Islamic gender-apartheid to public schools

David MenziesMission Specialist

Parents in Peel Region west of Toronto are fuming over the Peel District School Board’s decision to accommodate Muslim prayer in public schools, even if that means temporarily converting classrooms into mini-mosques.

PDSB, like other public school boards across Canada, were once committed to the separation of church and state, yet they aren’t committed to the separation of mosque and state and happily facilitate Islamic prayers, in Arabic no less.

In the spirit of “reasonable accommodation” these mosques have been given the green light.

Some school board head honchos claim their hands are tied noting they’re actually obliged to provide this reasonable accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

But how do they square the contradiction that accommodating Islamic prayers forces them to violate the charter value of gender equality? Why do they toss that charter value into the paper shredder and allow inherently sexist mini-mosques to operate on school property?

It’s a good question and one I wanted to ask Peel District School Board Chair, Janet McDougald, but she won’t speak to me. I also wanted to ask Ontario’s Minister of Education and Affirmative Action, Mitzie Hunter, but she too appears to be in radio-silence mode.

If there is a hierarchy of human rights that places Islam at the very top of the totem pole, just say so and provide full disclosure so we all know the rules of this game.

Instead, these public servants keep their mouths shut and if you dare ask uncomfortable questions, they’ll shut you down like they did Kevin Johnson of Freedom Report.

It’s disturbing that public officials are flushing western values down the toilet while embracing prayer sessions that completely contradict the western values so many gave their lives to protect.

Actually, it’s beyond disturbing. It’s downright treasonous.

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commented 2017-04-19 18:49:20 -0400
I’m not sure there would be a valid legal argument that it is a ‘human right’ to receive religious services as part of an academic education curriculum.
commented 2017-04-18 18:09:09 -0400
Don’t sidetrack the issue by bringing in “gender equality”. This is about the separation of church and state. We appear to be going back to the old system where there’s a state-supported religion and no criticism of it will be tolerated – by the state. However, you have another problem here. Assuming they’ve been in Canada for a while, Moslems pay taxes just like Christians, Hindus, Bhuddists, and even atheists do. If the public school system is paid for from those taxes, how do you get off denying some taxpayers the use of it. And, at the same time, where do you get off making other taxpayers fund a use of it of which they don’t approve? The problem here is the “public” school system. People have to get over the idea – granted, indoctrinated into them practically since birth – that they have some right to force their neighbours to pay for their kids’ education. Nobody has such a right. It is public “education” that needs to be abolished. When this happens and people go back to taking responsibility for educating their own children, this – and a whole host of other problems – will go away.
commented 2017-04-16 23:41:24 -0400
I sent a link via email. Wouldn’t let me here… goes with schools story… Hope you got it!
commented 2017-04-16 04:01:06 -0400
Pretty soon they will be demanding that every school have a min number of Muslim staff members.
commented 2017-04-15 22:48:12 -0400
Where’s Justin when it comes to gender equality with the Muslims?
As for the accommodation of prayer rooms, I say NO WAY, they banned the Lord’s Prayer years ago because it might offend someone, even though if one objected, one could slip out of the room, well same goes for Islamic prayers, that’s fair & square. You don’t need a special place to pray, you can pray in your head anytime, anywhere & it’s about time elected school board members paid attention to the will of the parents & stop pandering to a minority, while alienating a majority. Perhaps the parents should consider not allowing their children to attend classes until the board comes to their senses & if not, fire the lot.
Obama did nothing when Al-Assad crossed his red line & so we now have an onslaught of refugees coming here with no end in sight. Instead of being grateful & assimilate, some are only here for one thing & that is to change everything we stand for. Their numbers increase rapidly & with all the moronic idiots who run this country, bowing & tripping over each other to accomodate “because it’s the right thing to do”, they have allowed political correctness to run rampid & this in turn has polarized us. I don’t think it is too much to ask to be respected by those who come here to live, in fact it should be pointed out & stressed to them when they arrive.
Fraser McBurney, I’m afraid the “good old days” are gone forever & I too long for them & it wasn’t that long ago either.
commented 2017-04-15 20:30:21 -0400
How dare they ban a tax payer from the school board? Johnson should hire a lawyer and start suing people…I’d support that initiative….this has to stop.
commented 2017-04-15 13:13:10 -0400
All these school boards have one thing in common, they have their politically correct heads up their left wing asses! Their smug,arrogant know it all bullshit makes me want to puke in their shoes. O.K. potheads,you got bin trudeau in to legalize pot, now if you are not too high, get back to reality and vote this m.f. out of office.
commented 2017-04-15 09:57:59 -0400
Its musslim a P.M.from QUE.left wing media bull shit.
commented 2017-04-15 03:06:54 -0400
Jack Carter you say sharia will not happen here, well explain this.
commented 2017-04-15 03:06:00 -0400
If this were any other religion the left would be having a cow over this. They are silent cowards like usual.
commented 2017-04-15 00:06:00 -0400
It is an absolute Keith and Helen Harvey. Islam is here to destroy and absorb us.
commented 2017-04-14 23:58:04 -0400
When I was in school there was none of this garbage, no prayers or rooms set aside to do that. No segregating the girls from the boys during assemblies. But now that the Muslims are taking over our government, now that their numbers are up and they are able to carry such influence they can effectively cause change. They will replace our culture soon and I’m sure it is one of the few things that causes laughter among them, that being our high level of stupidity and how easy it is to control what is happening and how we go out of our way to help them enslave us. Those school board puppets should be dragged out of their offices by the hair and dealt with in such a manner it is in proportion to the anger and betrayal they are responsible for.
commented 2017-04-14 21:28:45 -0400
Anyone sick and tired of this muzlim breed yet ? I know I am..
commented 2017-04-14 21:15:28 -0400
… in one of the most pristine and free places in the world Milo speaks out about suicide by Islam.
commented 2017-04-14 19:23:09 -0400
Islamophobia: A word created by fascists, and used by cowards,to manipulate morons.
Christopher Hitchens
commented 2017-04-14 18:47:47 -0400
So, since it is OK to accommodate Muslims in a secular school system, will this accommodation extend to other faiths?

I do hope the schools will now accommodate Jews for morning and evening (when the sun sets) prayers, and either close down or not panellize Jews for taking off time for the High Holidays. Also, make certain that the cafeterias are not only Halal but Kosher, too. How about not serving bread at this time of the holiday year, only matzoh.

If there are Shinto, Druid, Hindu, Wicca, or whatever other religious following that students believe in (or their parents believe in), will there be time and a room set aside for them? Christians should be able to celebrate Christmas and Easter openly in the classroom and school, including Christmas trees (not “holiday trees”). If a Catholic decides to wear a 10cm crucifix, or Jews kappas, this should be tolerated just as the hijab or burk wearing Muslim.

Halloween? I know its was originally Pagan, but it is accepted by almost by all in Western society as a fun holiday. Lets bring back Halloween to schools and actually call it Halloween.

If a student is required to wear a Kirpan and a turban, the school must equally accommodate that student and his faith.

Of course, if Muslim students – as it has been reported in many schools across Canada and Europe – pick on, beat up, insult, denigrate, or make aspersions to people of other faiths, they should be dealt with immediately and perhaps sent to classes regarding discrimination. I know, a pipe dream in our Politically Correct world.

If the school board trustees can not see the fault in their discriminatory behaviour, which violates their own charter and the concept of tax payer paid secular schools, they should resign and return to being anonymous citizens.

Its a Judaeo-Christian society. Multiculturalism was sold to us as people being able to practice their religion at home or at their place of worship without interference. They are expected to integrate into our society without privileged accomodations.

If you make special accommodation for one religion, you MUST make similar accommodation for all religions. If you don’t, then all those nasty terms people throw around when one group is privileged over all others would apply to you, and who knows, lawsuits to follow? After all, it is discrimination against all the other faiths, and that isn’t right, now is it.
commented 2017-04-14 17:54:29 -0400
We sell our country cheap. The politicians are only in it to get re-elected. They are mostly self serving scumbags. And this school board believes that by actually accommodating the misogynistic, racist religion we will appease them and they will come to their senses.
Nonsense.
commented 2017-04-14 17:48:56 -0400
We were stupid, the Nazi’s were actually the “nice” guys
commented 2017-04-14 17:29:37 -0400
The Islamization of the school system is nation wide. It is pervasive, and, not just in public schools. There is a Catholic High School in London Ontario that converted an administrative office (across from the chapel) into a muslim prayer room with carpeting, speakers and prayer mats for the 26 or so muslim students enrolled at the school. It was reported the students themselves asked for a prayer room. There was a newspaper article in 2012 depicting this proud principal at Mother Theresa who agreed to this “religious accommodation”. At the time, I remember thinking, why are muslim parents enrolling their children in a Catholic school?! I came to the conclusion the enrollment is politically motivated; and incrementally, these students and their parents would change the school to better suit the agenda we are all so familiar with! There is a distinct pattern to how the Islamist operates.
What I would really like to know is how many schools have capitulated to demands for halal certified food in the cafeteria? If you are not familiar with halal certified food racket it’s sickening.
Additionally, does the school board also give muslim students a pass for music, art and gym class as these activities greatly offends many of them? How much classroom time is missed with these segregated devotional sermons, prayers …..? Students can catch up on their prayers at home without missing class time Friday afternoon, this doesn’t seem to ever make it into the conversation with school officials.
School Boards with the Ontario government have given primacy to Islam, this is wrong and when I have asked the Premier to uphold the Education Act and follow the law, I was told it is legal in Ontario to allow religious accommodations. The tone of the e-mail was one of the prayers are here to stay.
I don’t believe it is legal, I think a decision was made 20 years ago in spite of the law. The powers that be, don’t want to recognize it and stop it.
I found a reference to an Ontario Court of Appeal in used it in my letter to Kathleen Wynn in 2012; and, I’m not sure if there has been a more recent ruling on this.
According to the Ontario Court of Appeal, this school sanctioned prayer is illegal. In an appeal pertaining to Regulation 262, Subsection 28(4) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms ruled the following:
“1.The school may sponsor the study of religion, but may not sponsor the practice of religion….5.The school’s approach is academic, not devotional…..They must not give primacy to any particular faith.”
Providing a prayer room is not an “accommodation”. It is using public school space for the practice of religion, which is illegal. Prayer is devotional and therefore, organized prayer time in a school is illegal. Only one particular faith is pursuing this prayer room, meaning that one particular faith is receiving primacy and is therefore illegal.
The whole mosque at school issue is wrong on so many levels, gender segregation; arabic being spoken and not monitored for hate speech or bullying message concerning non-muslim students; missing class time; elevated status; and worst of all, christian prayers were deemed inappropriate for public schools at least a couple of decades ago and no longer allowed. Islamic prayer at school is unacceptable and I agree with other rebel commentators, there should be a lawsuit to address this.
commented 2017-04-14 17:13:38 -0400
Praying isn’t the only thing that’s happening with school age children in North America. Just read what the moderate followers of mohammed are doing to seven year old females right across the river from Windsor ,ON. And if anyone thinks it isn’t happening here in good old multicultural Canada they have their heads in the sand.
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/04/13/doctor-charged-genital-mutilation/100416734/
commented 2017-04-14 17:05:41 -0400
BRING BACK THE DAYS WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL.
WE STARTED THE DAY WITH THE LORD’S PRAYER a prayer that was comfortable in most religions THEN WE SANG GOD SAVE THE QUEEN AND O’ CANADA and then we were asked to sit down and do our work.
BRING BACK THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS.
DAYS WHEN YOU ACTED UP YOU GOT THE STRAP
OH! FOR THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS.
commented 2017-04-14 16:53:04 -0400
Allen Peterson I have never had respect for islam / muslim cults or what ever the hell you call them ,these pedophiles are a scourge to western countries and unfortunately we have the stupidest Islamist treasonous dog as Canadian pm in Canadian history .
commented 2017-04-14 16:40:06 -0400
So – Surely there is a good lawyer out there that could push for prayer time in schools for Christians ? The Peel School Board got away with setting a precedence, so lets get a Christian equivalent in there !! Does that make sense ?
commented 2017-04-14 15:26:04 -0400
The silence from practitioners of leftism results from their cognitive dissonance at holding two diametrically opposed values at the same time. As philosophers tell us, something cannot be and not be at the same time and at the same place. So they are feverishly trying to work this out without having to endure the paradigm shift that requires giving their sophomoric world view a make over. Easier to use police power to muscle a truth seeker out of their presence so they can continue to live in their fantasy world.
commented 2017-04-14 15:21:59 -0400
See David McKenzie’s recent Article on Truth versus Power. This is an example of which he speaks.
commented 2017-04-14 15:16:35 -0400
The more they push islam on us the less respect we will have for it. IT may eventually result in civil “unrest”.
commented 2017-04-14 14:41:13 -0400
Jacques Landry posted, “Anyone with the will to educate themselves even a bit, can see that Islam ideology is 100% incompatible with our Canadian values.”

Anyone with the will to educate themselves even a bit…….. have any of our politicians learned about Islam or are they pushing us towards the totalitarian abyss on a PC express train paid for by the globalist elite?
Do our conservative candidates know about the real Islam? All of their campaign promises will be meaningless if we do not de-Islamize Canada first. The further we go down the tracks the harder it will be to prevent this train wreck.
commented 2017-04-14 14:01:21 -0400
These uneducated morons need to go, they should not hold any position as public trustees. This is the result of too many of our citizens embracing the politicly correct culture. I have said repeatedly that PC is the biggest disease poisoning this country and has allowed all sorts of special interest groups to gain way to much control over our politician and the media. I could talk about Black Lives Matter or the LBGTQ bull that is constantly shoved down our throats, but I’ll stick to the worst of all, Islam. Anyone with the will to educate themselves even a bit, can see that Islam ideology is 100% incompatible with our Canadian values. As David pointed, thousands of Canadian gave their lives to protect and defend our way of life and our values. Their bravery and sacrifices is now being spit upon by the PC cowards and traitors, who are to stupid to see that the very group they are defending will not stop until everything these snowflakes stand for and believe in has been destroyed. If this country doesn’t wake up soon, get ready to get up and face meca for morning prayer.