It’s Islamic Heritage Month, and the publicly-funded Toronto District School Board has a "resource guidebook" for kids, teachers, and school administrators.
The guidebook even defines "Islamophobia," and notes that it encompasses hatred or dislike for "Islamic politics or culture."
Criticizing Islamic politics, in the eyes of the TDSB, is Islamophobic!
Would the TDSB really think it Islamophobic to criticize women's or LGBT-rights in Iran or Saudi Arabia? Wouldn't those fall under politics and culture?
Thankfully, the Jewish advocacy group B’nai Brith raised the alarm over this dingbat definition of Islamophobia.
There are many disturbing elements about the TDSB’s Islamic Heritage Month program, such as the recommendation that the Muslim greeting “As-salamu alaykum” be recited after the singing of "O Canada," and having kids go on field trips to local mosques to familiarize them with Islamic culture.
I hope they won’t be bused off to those GTA mosques where the imams preached death to Jews and other non-believers.