This one is for smug white privilege deniers who say Islamophobia doesn’t exist. I’ve come across proof that hatred for Muslims does exist in our great Dominion and it’s happening at our public swimming pools!
Did you hear about the mother and her young daughter who were kicked out of a Mississauga public swimming pool just because they were of the Islamic faith?
Check out the Toronto Star headline:
“Muslim mother cites racism after she and daughter forced to leave pool.”
How can it be that a publicly-funded pool has a “No Muslims” rule? Well, as often happens, when you look at the facts behind the story, a different picture emerges.
Watch as I explain what really led to the mother and her autistic daughter being asked to leave the pool.
It wasn’t because they were Muslims but because they weren’t obeying the commands of lifeguards – commands meant to ensure the daughter wouldn’t drown.
Cue the outrage as mama cries “Islamophobia” and the media buys it, followed by Mississauga’s recreation bureaucrats issuing a grovelling apology which Shazia said was “meaningless”.
Why do I see an Ontario Human Rights complaint brewing?
Have we really come to the point where risking an autistic child drowning is less egregious than insulting someone’s religious sensibilities?
Photo Credit: mississauga.ca