Multicultural Discontent in Toronto

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A school board official said it was decided to hold a prayer service in the school, because students were slow coming back to class Friday afternoons, the Muslim holy day, from a nearby mosque. Which makes one wonder why the truancy laws simply are not enforced or why parents were not escorting them if the problem was so severe.

“There were concerns about safety, even though their parents allowed it, and there was concern about instructional time,” the official said.

Besides the points of legality and resentment from other religions, other fundamental reasons exist why such exclusive events favouring one religion or ethnic group, like the Muslim prayer service, should not be allowed. In a school where a sense of community and equality should be developed among the students, favouring one group over the other would establish instead a sense separation or even superiority. A dangerous barrier would then be erected between students so favoured and those who weren’t that could also be continued outside the school. Even inside the prayer service itself, a sense of separation and superiority may have existed in the seating arrangements, if they were deliberate.

This sense of separation, established at such a young age in such an important life- developing institution, would also be an obstacle to immigrant children’s successful integration into the host society. And according to Danish psychologist Dr. Nicolai Sennels, it is already difficult enough to integrate Muslim immigrants, since Islamic culture has “proved impossible to sufficiently integrate” despite “success stories and role models.

“Muslim culture and religion have demonstrated some inherent self-protective mechanisms which make Muslim immigrants resistant to external influences from the host culture,” Sennels said, adding in Europe multiculturalism has already been declared a failure in France, Germany and Great Britain.

The policy of multiculturalism itself is also to blame for Muslim communities’ failure to integrate and for their establishing their own “parallel societies,” especially in Europe. Under multiculturalism, a sense of national community is difficult, if not impossible, to develop. Multiculturalism divides and ghettoises people who then often have little contact with other ethnic groups. Sennel says they then go off in their own direction rather than in a common one, since there are no “core values” and “national identity” they can rally around.

But multiculturalism will also fail because, at its core, it is a policy of hatred. It was also a cynical policy to garner votes for the Liberal Party from grateful immigrants. Multiculturalism in Canada was never meant to raise the immigrants’ cultures up and celebrate them, but rather to bring Canada’s English-Canadian culture, the country’s most dominant one at the time, down. In 1971, it was really a case, like in European countries, of a leftist elite turning its back on and despising its own culture.

What Canada actually experienced with the Multicultural Act was a cultural levelling like the class levelling the Soviet Union underwent under the communists, where society was purged through violence to only the working class, and the race-levelling under the Nazis where all races where physically eliminated except for the alleged Aryan one. All these false ideologies were based on hatred, and anything based on hatred always fails. The only saving grace for Canada is that its levelling experience has occurred without bloodshed – so far.

Since it is human nature, however, to seek advantage for oneself or one’s group, to rise above the level playing field, then one can expect in a levelled multicultural society like Canada’s endless cultural confrontations and squabbles like the one witnessed this week in Toronto. So instead of the 1971 promised multicultural bliss, Canada will, like Eastern Europe, eventually become the place of another disastrous, failed socialist experiment.

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  • Chezwick_mac

    What with our own pathological obsession with race and other facets of cultural anemia afflicting European-American society, it appears that it's left up to non-Muslim minorities to save us from creeping Islamization. Let's hope they're up to the task.

  • WLIL

    Accommodating those intolerant immigrants from the east or africa, with their various endless religious or political demands would always end in failure, no matter how tolerant the western culture or western civilisation had been towards them.

  • Lfox328

    For the first time, last year, I had a student who regularly missed class to attend prayer services. It cut her class instructional time by about 45-60 minutes a week. I was expected to excuse her absences, and arrange make-up work for her. It was a royal pain. She was not expected to make up the time after school.
    She was a good student, and did not perform that badly, but I felt she could have done much better in her understanding if she had not missed class.

  • Andy Gill

    Good on the Hindus and Jews for taking a principled stand. Islam is a supremacist ideology which sits uncomfortably with enlightenment values and the very notion of equality.

    We cannot allow centuries of social progress to be overturned by importing a regressive alien culture.

  • 1389AD

    We have the same problem with creeping Islamization in the US, brought about by a political elite is heavily influenced by foreign oil interests.

    Muslim immigration is a form of stealth jihad against the host country. They don't just form enclaves; they use various strategies, through the legal system or otherwise, to gain more and more concessions and political leverage, with an eye toward gaining political power.

    The issue of halal food being served in schools and other government-supported facilities is one example. See:

  • Dan

    There is also Islamic school in our country, I wonder if the ministry of education is supervising the teaching, its totally different than our system, Muslims discovered America, Jesus was a Muslim, etc…

    • Sound&Fury

      Before you know it, Muslims will be claiming that we stole their land.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        True and we had better have reparations ready with outstanding letters of
        apology…………but I am more of a serve them deportation papers and
        and a don't come back ever message………………………………..William

  • davarino

    We had to endure multiculturalism in our company decades ago, which was supposed to make everything so much better through diversity. Right, thats what made our company great, foreign ideals and culture. Some of the foreign nationals have worked out and assimilated, others bring their backwards way of thinking and culture. The ones that come from nations that are still living in the stone age show why this is, their way of thinking is illogical. If they havent been able to make their culture work what makes you think they are going to add anything valuable to ours.

  • RiverRat2U

    The spiritual void created in Europe and America through Human Secularism is being rapidly filled by Islam. While the traditional Christian world view ,along with its leadership,has been suppressed in the public square ,Islam is standing its ground and thriving under the secular doctrine of Multiculturism. It will be interesting to see what happens when the political leadership of Islam starts voting out the political elites.

  • Dispozovdaburka

    Our public schools (Northern Virginia as an example) have set aside
    "prayer rooms or
    "meditation rooms"
    for muslim children to pray."

    When I called the Fairfax County school system regarding this issue.
    I was told that it is being treated on a
    "CASE BY CASE" basis.
    Like a child with "learning difficulties", it is treated in the same way.
    They get preferred treatment because they are "special."

    Must read "Infiltration" by Paul Sperry

  • JosephWiess

    Multi-culturalism. Right right. I would think that Canadians would want to be canadians, and follow canadian laws.

    By the way, you aren't banning religion from schools when you allow muslims to pray in school, when you don't allow anyone else to pray.

    Then again, you are liberal hacks and deserve the crap that happens to you.

  • effemall

    If ever there was a head of state who needed to be assassinated it was Trudeau. He set Canada back decades and would have bankrupted it given enough time.
    2. To evolve into a civilization of intelligent, peaceful, productive people, the teaching of ANY religion must be forbidden until the child reaches the age of 21. By then most beings have developed certain critical faculties and can discern BS from truth and can make relatively sensible decisions. We have laws covering drinking and religion has potential for far greater damage than booze.

  • Raymond in DC

    I studied in Canada from 1972-74, before the push for "multi-culturalism" manifested any impact. I fear if we in the US experience another four years of "fundamentally transforming" the country, Canada as a country of refuge won't be anything like I remember. Where do I go then?


    Thankfully, majority of Canadian immigrant communities have recently rejected this "multicultural" pandering to ethnic groups by voting liberals out in the last election. As an immigrant myself I find catering to special interest groups patronizing and frankly quite insulting.

  • Marky

    Some very blatant discrepancies in this article.

    1. Contrary to Ron Banerjee's claims, the TDSB received no complaints on the Muslim prayer issue until Ron brought this to the forefront.

    2. Ron Banerjee's "Canadian Hindu Advocacy" does not represent the vast majority of Canadian Hindus. In fact, some Hindu's in the community believe him to be a bit "nutty".

    3. The Canadian Muslim Congress, eventhough I would refrain from calling them non muslim based on their animosity and hate towards the greater muslim canadian community in Canada, are hardly a large Muslim group. Last time, I believe it was Tarek Fatah that said they had about 300 members. The muslim population in Canada is anywhere from 500000 to 800000.

    Not a point, but in an effort to show Ron Banerjee bigtory, he said the following when approached by anti-JDL protester:
    I asked Banerjee, who can often be seen at JDL events, how he can have the nerve to pretend to be pro-Jewish or even pro-Israel when he supports a party that praises Hitler (BJP/RSS in India).

    His answer? "As long as they kill Muslims I don't care"

    • SDAMatt2

      Contrary to Marky's point 1, there were complaints against the school prior to Banerjee's involvement. See the entry at the blog that broke the story,

      [quote from a correspondent]

      "And there are a number of other incidents involving Islam and other anti-Christian issues that I complained about, including a white convert to Islam who was a supply teacher and who openly promoted Islam and bashed Christianity last year!"

      [end quote]

    • KathleenP

      Hindus and Muslims duking it out in French-English Canada! This is where the multiculti dream really goes all to hell, isn't it?

      Frankly, I don't blame Hindus for being PO'd. Their religion is just as important to them as Islam is important to Muslims, but no-one bends over backward to accommodate them, probably because they don't riot, bomb, burn, and kill when they don't get their way the way the ROP does. The multicultists like to claim that it's all about "tolerance" , "sensitivity" and "diversity" when they make these ridiculous allowances for Muslims, but really it's all about fear, speaking softly all the while thinking "Who are these violent misogynist medieval freaks and what are they doing in my country?" I just wish they'd be honest about it for once.

  • StephenD

    Having a parent that was a first born here in America, I was exposed to his patriarchal culture as a child and grew up being proud of my heritage. That said it was imperative for us to be true Americans, in every sense of the word. When we children would come into the room where the adults were speaking their native language (which was easier for them) they would stop and speak only English around us. We weren't encouraged to learn the language as we spoke English in America…and we are Americans. Again, many of the cultural customs or religious beliefs could be held onto, but in order to be a true citizen you must assimilate. Islam won't allow this assimilation. That is where the problem lies.

  • LindaRivera

    Supremacist Muslim immigrants believe their host countries should give them special rights and privileges not given to others for the SOLE reason they are Muslim. Because of Western pro-Islam elites, Muslims are winning the civilization and demographic jihad. We must not lose our freedom!

    Explaining the Meaning of an Islamophobe:

    An Islamophobe is a deeply patriotic American who strongly believes in the Bill of Rights and the American Constitution and is adamantly opposed to the unjust imposition of excessively cruel Islamic sharia law where females are regarded as inferior and defenseless non-Muslims have no human rights.

    An Islamophobe is NOT anti-Muslim! An Islamophobe is ANTI-SHARIA!

    An Islamophobe believes that ALL people are equal. That no one because of their politics and/or religion should be given special rights and privileges not given to others.

    Supremacist Muslims believe that employee dress codes should NOT apply to Muslims; that Muslims in the work place must be allowed to wear the Islamic head covering in order to show infidel Americans that their allegiance is to the totalitarian political/religious system of Islam.

    Supremacist Muslims believe that they are superior to ALL other people and therefore, must be given special "Muslim females only" hours at swimming pools and other places. That Muslims should not have to handle pork on their jobs; be given time off from school and work for Muslim prayers and should have Muslim footbaths installed in airports, universities and other places.

    An Islamophobe believes that the nation of Israel; the BIBLICAL Holy Land highly cherished by Jews and Christians the world over for thousands of years, belongs to Jews and NOT Islam.

    An Islamophobe is vehemently opposed to honoring Islam with a 9/11 victory mosque at sacred Ground Zero where our cherished 3,000 were slaughtered without mercy by the followers of Islam. Throughout Islamic history, political Islam have built mosques at the sites of their military conquests and victories. The 9/11 mosque is a symbol of Islamic victory.

    An Islamophobe is someone who tells the truth about Islam; although doing so might get you killed.

    Council on American-Islamic Relations: "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth." – Omar Ahmad (CAIR co-founder).

    Addressing a youth session at the 1999 Islamic Association for Palestine's annual convention in Chicago, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) founder Omar Ahmad praised suicide bombers who "kill themselves for Islam,"

  • Diann

    Many Canadians are outraged by this act of religious favouring of Islam in a public school. I live in Ontario and my grandchildren attended a school where the non Muslim students are required to go without food or water – in support of Muslim children who are fasting during Ramadan. While children, old people and pregnant women are not required to fast – still they do, in an effort to become the most favoured of Allah. So we have Muslim children fainting in school because of lack of food – and a breakfast program in the school to feed children so they can learn in school. My granddaughter asked me about these striking facts in her school. Any right headed person would question this.

    How is it that the Muslims can win over a school board, to implement Islamic religious practices within our schools? I think people stick their heads in the sand and refuse to see this for what it is – a quiet jihad against the west, as they await children who will grow up and vote in an Islamic government. There are more and more people who have begun to recognize what is happening… so don't count Canada out just yet. God help us all!

    • KathleenP

      I can't believe that non-Muslim students in your grandchildrens' school are not allowed to eat or drink during Ramadan; surely things haven't gotten that bad? Not that it isn't possible at some point down the road, but I find it hard to believe at the present. Maybe what's going on is a more "subtle" pressure on the non-Muslim students to "support" the Muslim kids by depriving themselves. Even that would be unacceptable from my point of view. The Ramadan fast is child abuse anyway; no child under 18 should be allowed to abstain from food and water while attending school. Are Ontario parents really putting up with this kind of BS?

  • kafir4life

    If someone were to say, for example, that the false "prophet" mohamat was a pedophile, a rapist, a terrorist, and the worst example of humanity, who (if he existed at all) is servicing his master, satan in the most sexual of manners, would anybody be offended? What would happen to someone who made such a claim?

  • Marty

    Good for the Hindus. muslims committed wholesale genocide against Hindus and slaughtered approximately 80 million of them over the last millenium. Countless other millions were forcibly converted to islam. That Hindus worry about the sinister presence of islam in Canada is perfectly understandable.

  • Ghostwriter

    Hopefully,something like this won't happen in this country.

  • AmericanCanadian

    Stephen Brown,

    Get your facts straight. It was in the late 80s under Mulroney (a conservative on very good terms with Raegan) that the Act was enacted. Even when Trudeau stated it as an official policy in '71 it was meant to primarily address Anglo-Franco relations. The Liberals were not home to the socialists the NDP was. Moreover, Canada was never an assimilative society. Quebec has always been but Anglo-Canadians have always been confused and insecure about their identity. (Best exemplified by Dan Owen's "Nobody Waved Good-bye" and Frye's comment that "Canadian's were Americans who never fought a revolution.") Also, what does "many Canadians" mean? Poll after poll has shown that it is a the extreme right in English Canada and separtists in Quebec who reject multiculturalism.

  • Steve

    Sorry, Muzzies win out in mulitcultural America.

  • kay

    I know now the reason why the conservative party is building the new prisons. They see the writing on the wall. Cultural wars here in Canada. Rather than stopping immigration from muslim countries, they are preparing Canada's transformation into a 3rd world country. What I don't understand is do the politicians think they will be spared for being a vote-pandering infidel? Don't they realize the muslims are trying to infiltrate our government, so that once they grow in numbers, they will vote in sharia law, which they will ENFORCE on us all? Good God, they are using our public schools as mosques for the muslim students. But the TDSB has banned prayer for Christians.
    Why can't we be proud of our English/French heritage, but those barbarians trump us all? Canadians need to get rid of the white guilt. Muslims cannot do for themselves, that is why they must conquer and take over existing lands. They are not smart enough. If they were, they would be confident, and not need such silly, superstitious pre-civilized religious beliefs. Instead, they are a scourge to the citizenry, no matter which host country welcomes them.

  • jjjj

    I am proud of the Hindus, even after 1000s of years they are still standing up to the muslims. Tolerance & Apathy Are The Last Virtues Of A Dying Civilization .That goes for Canadians.Hindus, Christians and all who cherish freedom of speech and will. We need to take a very hard stand now.History will judge us well .

  • IamJoseph

    The entire issue goes south once reciprocity is demanded of the Muslims wth other cultures and reigions. This has not happened yet because of the cowardly deflection of the 'WE DON'T WANT TO BE LIKE THEM' syndrome. Let Canada now ask Muslims to allow other religions to practice their own beliefs and traditions in Islamic countries. Not on the default setting? Why I ask!

  • tooki

    DEar Canadians. As someone who has travelled europe and seen London ,Paris ,Stockholm, Madrid and many more turn to muslim towns you have much to fear. Islam is NOT tollerant to the hosting cultures. It sees it self as superior to them, and knows time is on it's side. Demographic change,muslim ghetos and strong traditions reject the usual mix with the locals. Go ahead, try to date a muslim girl.
    And then, one day you realise you stay away from parts and towns of your own country
    which have mosques, and rules that are not of your own country.
    Go ahead, try to get hired to a muslim business one day-see how is the racist.