Sharia Comes to Public Schools in Toronto


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Reprinted from National Post.

It’s rare that I see a photograph that makes my blood boil in anger. Or that leads me to share the opinions of Toronto Star columnist Heather Mallick. But a picture published in Saturday’s Star managed to do both in one afternoon.

The photo depicts a row of girls, sitting in the cafeteria of Valley Park Middle School in Toronto. The row is segregated behind a mass of students who are participating in an Islamic prayer service. The reason the girls in the back are not praying is because – wait for it – they have their period.

One is tempted to say: is this the Middle Ages? Have I stumbled into a time warp, where “unclean” women must be prevented from “defiling” other persons? It’s bad enough that the girls at Valley Park have to enter the cafeteria from the back, while the boys enter from the front, but does the entire school have the right to know they are menstruating?

These aren’t college kids, who are adults or on the verge of adulthood, and can make up their own minds about whether they are comfortable with religious practices which relegate women to the back of the bus. These are impressionable young women, grade 8 students, who are being sent a very clear message: you are second-class citizens to the boys in your school, and third-class at certain times of the month.

As the mother of a little girl who just celebrated her second birthday, the thought that she – or any girl – should be conditioned to believe this makes me physically sick. This is the same type of discrimination against which Canadian soldiers fought in Afghanistan, where, in the name of religion, women were shrouded in burkas and girls forbidden from even going to school. It is the type of thinking which in its most extreme forms justifies female circumcision, honour killings, and men beating their wives.

Now, in a Canadian public school, religious leaders are being allowed to instil the same type of message. At least there are no burkas involved. Yet.

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  • Rather Dan

    The a$$holes who arranged this need to be rounded up and fired.

  • Paulie

    I think the focus of this article is misplaced. That Islam is permitted to be practiced in a public school while other religions are not should be the focus, not the separation of the menstruating girls. If certain Muslims do not practice this separation, they should not participate in these prayer sessions. All religions have different sects. If one is unhappy with their particular sect or disagrees with its theology, then leave it and go to another, or none at all. In free countries, we have the freedom to practice our respective faiths, or not. I believe that it is only when a life is threatened that our laws should intervene. For example, in the case of "honor" killings, or when a person chooses to leave a religion…. or even when identities are being hidden, as in the case of covering one's face in public.

    • Rather Dan

      “That Islam is permitted to be practiced in a public school while other religions are not should be the focus, not the separation of the menstruating girls.”

      There are two crimes being committed here: religious activity in a public school, and sex discrimination is making the girls pray in the back and be separaded on the basis of menstruation.

      The filthy scabs who have spent the last 50 years wiping out every trace of Christianity and sex distinction will be a whole lot more thoughtful about this one, much nuanced dont cha know. This calls for some heavy duty theorizing why this little escapade is so special. Reprobates who wont tolerate the word “he” inpublic will find a way to tolerate this just fine.

    • guest

      Not all those girls are Muslims, at least yet. Soon the pressure to submit will start, and it is not a voluntary choice. The penalty for apostasy (leaving) is death.

      I feel life is threatened by just allowing Islam here on any level. Like consuming mercury, unsafe at any amount.

      Islam also practice be headings, mutilations, honor killings, and some really unpleasant acts involving animals.

      These are all religious practices, btw. You cannot split Islam apart as you do with non violent religions. You can get a fatwa on your head even suggesting that.

      Allowing even a little means your grandchildren may end up in burkha bags.

      Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEXWjlgJ83E

    • KathleenP

      I agree. Repulsive as the innate sexism and misogyny of Islam is, it's an absolute outrage that organized prayer of ANY kind is being allowed in Canadian public schools,, much less occurring in school facilities intended for the use of all students. If I were a parent of a child at that school I would strongly encourage them to walk into the place while the prayer was going on and just DARE them to try kicking them out. I would go and do it myself, in fact. If people want to opt out of the secular system, they are free to do so. Perhaps the majority of students at that school are Muslim? Too bad. even if 100 percent were, the school system still has no business incorporating mass prayer into the school day. If the parents want it they can damn well send their kids to Muslim schools and pay for it themselves. MY tax dollars are not going to pay for the teaching of religion, particularly that odious one. Ontario taxpayers should be up in arms over this.

  • sharpsrifle

    The focus should be on WHY ANYONE would allow a brutal, barbaric, misogynistic, pedophilic, murderous cult like islime into ANY country, rather than stomping it out at its source!

    • Paulette

      In some Jewish and Christian sects, women are not permitted to be rabbis and priests. Is that misogynistic? Would you stomp them out as well? I do not.

      I have no love for Islam – and that's putting it mildly. But for me to push my religious beliefs on them would make me guilty of the same thing I accuse them of. It's real easy to say let's kill 'em all. But there are many Muslims who do not hate and only want to live their lives in peace. That's not to say that there aren't plenty who hate and seem to want to kill everyone in sight! Those are the ones we need to fight… the ones whose imams call for jihad against the infidels, or who approve of honor killings, female genital mutilation, etc.

      • sharpsrifle

        Where is this peaceful islime of which you speak? Read the unholy koran, the sunnah and the hadiths, and you'll see the hate preached by islime. You say you don't want to push your beliefs on them, but you lay back and just accept the foulness that islime espouses based on some "Kumbaya" belief that we should all just "give peace a chance." Hate is part and parcel of Mohammed's cult. Rape, murder, theft, child rape, gender apartheid, females being considered chattel…ALL are foundational to islime. You can want to hold hands and sing "We Are the World" with these paleolithic relics, but they'll see you for what you are: Weak and a ready-made victim for them.

        Comparing Orthodox and Catholic Christians, as well as Orthodox Jews to the filth that is islime shows me the sheer level of hate that has perverted your soul. You can spout your lies about "peaceful" Mohammedans, but your premise betrays you.

      • crypticguise

        Your lack of knowledge regarding Islam is expected. I suggest you buy a Koran, and some books by Spencer. Islam is indeed an intolerant, sociopathic cult of death. Only a very small part of Islam is about religion.

      • rusyn

        paulette you are a poster child for the term useful idiot.

      • Rather Dan

        What’s worse, not being allowed to be a priest, or getting your clit sliced off? You decide. Just remember, its all relative.

  • godofreason

    For Free Book “Islam and Sharia Law Are Treason: Jihad Is Treason” go to: http://www.godofmoralperfection.org/p9.htm

    By Denying The Existence of Evil You Become An Accomplice To Evil. You Give Evil Legitimacy and Respectability. You Have A Moral Obligation To Fight Evil. The President/Congress Have A Moral and Legal Constitutional Duty To Understand The_Very Grave Danger Islam Poses To Democracy/Constitution. By Denying The Existence_of the Evil That Is Islam – The Blood of The Next 9/11 And All Future Muslim Attacks Will Not Only Be On Their Hands But Also On The Hands of The Religious, Media, Intellectual Elites and All Others Supporting Islam.

  • Marty

    Among islam's many evils is that it promotes child abuse. Toronto has become an excellent illustration. The next generation of muslims is being programmed to despise and subjugate (or murder) non-muslims and at tax-payer expense. Similar outrages are already occurring in the United States. The disease that is islam will be terminal if it is not confronted.

  • Still Free

    The point should be that there should be no practise of any religion in a public school. The most important point the author make in this article is in her reference to "the 1988 Ontario Court of Appeal ruling in the case of Zylberberg v. Sudbury Board of Education. The court held that the Lord’s Prayer could no longer be spoken in public schools, on the grounds that it discriminated against students from other faiths, or who had no religion at all." The question should be – is there one set of laws for one religion and another for another set of laws for another. This seems counter to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    • guest

      If you speak out against Islam, expect violence on a huge level. Attacking Christians is easy sport for the left. But they are cowards when people come and kill them for speaking against Islam. They are despicable bullies to us.

      • Still Free

        A consistent application of the laws of the land is not speaking out against Islam. Inconsistent application of the laws of the land is no more and no less than discriminatory and therefore against the Charter!

  • Amazed

    Rape and enslavement of non muslim women is increasing (see the Netherlands stats) and see "The Dancing Boys of Afganistan" video. Boys are for sex and women for babies. The Koran clearly dictates to "act" friendly with the infidel until the time to overpower their country. google Deerborn Michigan and find out what is happening there; no little Italy or Chinatown there!
    The same sort of politically threatening postures are taken by the hostile homosexuals as the jihadist Islamists to coerce a community into submission with their demands; maybe one day they will be at war with one another, but I think I know who will quickly overpower and stone to death the homosexuals.
    If people really think this is not the ultimate goal of the Islamists for the "infidels" they are misinformed. Read the Koran, the Torah and the New Testament yourself.

  • Silverio Facundo

    Unfortunately, Islam is playing its cards very well. They are invading and conquering the Western world through the schools and the press. As discriminatory as it may sound, arabs aren't that smart. Arabs only know the rule of brute force. So far they haven't conquered the West, they haven't conquered Israel, because -for now- they lack the strength, not for lack of trying.

    Their undeserved wealth has allowed them to buy themselves the finest of advisors among the Brits and assorted Europeans. Self-hating, savvy, short-of-cash scumbags who would sell their mothers for a couple hundred thousands, are the ones who have put muslims where they are now, at the center of the world. Otherwise, this back-water blood-lusting leeches would be confined to their tribal quarrels among themselves in their filthy kasbahs and slums.

  • Silverio Facundo

    The solution?

    Without these western operators, islam would be but a rabble of screeching paupers subjugated by corrupt oligarchs to whom no news agency would dedicate even 30 seconds of their attention. Take out the traitors in the West that accommodate to these conquering tribes, and the problem will start finding a solution. Get rid of the "journalists" who do not name the problem as "islam", remove the immigration bosses that allow muslims into the Western nations, empower the security forces to act swiftly when these low-lifes become a dangerous rabble or denigrate the national symbols or suspend street-traffic while they lift their behinds five times per day facing Mecca. Fire the college deans and school officials that allow unimpeded activities from anti-Western and pro-islamic "intelectuals" or who allow islamic prayer at public schools. It is not only the muslims that need be taken care of, it's even more their westerns patsies.

  • Dispozovdaburka

    We have separate muslim prayer or meditation rooms in our public schools here too.

    Northern Virginia allows them to pray on a "case by case" basis.

    Which means they can pray and we can pay. Read INFILTRATION. by Paul Sperry

  • LindaRivera

    Toronto District School Board Education (TDSB): “As a public school board, we have a responsibility and an obligation to accommodate faith needs.”

    This is a VERY revealing statement. There are MANY faiths. Why is the School Board not accommodating ALL other faiths? Why only Islam? It is because the School Board FAVORS Islam above ALL other religions.

    Canada is not an Islamic country, but it appears that the School Board would like it to be one.

    • guest

      There is no rooms for Jews, or Buddhists. They don't kill you, so who cares?

    • KathleenP

      When did public school boards decide they had an "obligation to accommodate faith needs"? My parents sent me and my sisters to Catholic schools precisely because they knew (and accepted) that public schools were in fact under no such obligation. "Accommodating faith needs" works fine when all the students are of the same faith'; in public schools it's a disaster. But of course this isn't really about "accommodating the faith needs" of Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, etc., it's about kissing Islamic arse, as always. Because we all know how they act when we don't.

  • LindaRivera

    "The reason the girls in the back are not praying is because – wait for it – they have their period."

    A female menstruating is an EXTREMELY private matter. Islam AND the School Board don't think so! What has happened to our vastly superior Western civilization that we have sunk so low that girls are marked out PUBLICLY as having their period?

  • voted against carter

    ' TAQIYYA '
    Do your own research about it if you don't know what this means.

    Islam IS EVIL. PERIOD.

    Islam strives for world domination.

    The Quran commands Muslims to exercise jihad.

    The Quran commands Muslims to establish shariah law.

    The Quran commands Muslims to impose Islam on the entire world.

    Islam is NOT a religion, it IS a totalitarian ideology.

    Islam wants to dominate all aspects of life, from the cradle to the grave.

    Shariah law is a law that controls every detail of life in a Islamic society.

    From civic- and family law to criminal law.

    It determines how one should eat, dress and even use the toilet.

    Oppression of women is good, drinking alcohol is bad.

    The core of the Quran is the call to jihad.

    Jihad means a lot of things and is Arabic for battle.

    Islam means submission, there cannot be any mistake about its goal.

    Islam and freedom, Islam and democracy are not compatible.

    They are opposite values.

    Mohamed's "wife" was six years old.

    That makes Mohamed a PEDOPHILE!!!

    And you want to base a "Religion" on this a z z -holes rantings?

    Are you INSANE?

    • Rather Dan

      Even the so called “moderates” must realize that sooner or later the real Islam is going to jump up and bite their heads off too.

  • soloman4israel

    islam is and has become even more of a problem over the last few years their pledge/quran is to deploy them-selves in every country and to cause rot from the inside and they do not care how they do it they use children in all forms not just for their perverted sex acts, but to preach the radical islamic idea of every-body who is not muslim should die, this is being openly taught within schools in quite a few e.u.countries without any-body doing a thing about it, and spills into the play ground/campus children are being told by muslim kids that they are low life/scum/their dads will kill their fathers/mothers and so on(this i have been told first hand by parents who have made complaints about this problem._i notice PAULINE says(only when a life is threatened)well its the radicals way to do just that preached by children as young as 8yrs old, also i note PAULINE says muslims who do not practice this seperation,well the muslims who do not/want to follow radical ideas are also a target for abuse _ a huge amount in a couple of the main e.u countries have said the same thing,islam is trying to take over and have complained that their children have been bullied/threatened._____

  • Brujo Blanco

    If someone for religious reasons asks a young girl if she is menstraring in a public school they need to be removed. The problem when we allow people to impose their lifestyle on us we will end up living their way.

  • Asher

    Never will we submit to an apostate Religion!

  • effemall

    It is time for parents to sue the school board

  • Ellen

    Koran (5:51) – "O, you who believe! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people."

    Koran (33:61) – "Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter."
    The above are but two of many directives from Mohammad in the Koran. There may be peaceful Muslims, but if so, it is in spite of the Koran, not because of it.

    People such as Pauline who turn a blind eye to the truth are dangerous to their fellow man. Their minds are so open that their brains have fallen out.

  • soloman4israel

    brujo blanco,greetings.( 4)( above comment)
    that is the whole idea those who follow the radical rantings of the quran wish just that.
    they also seem in so many cases to get their own way easily compared to others who do not use the race card/civil rights every two seconds for every-thing they want.
    radicals,use the good faith/c.rights put in place to do good for all, as their own tool to gain as much as they can to be used against us all as oftern as they can.
    i get quite tired at times of people telling me that israel shoul do this/that,when all around them are people who smile and plot hate behind their backs and they dont wish to beleive it.(israeli working in e.u.)

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