Posted by Brian
Sharia in Toronto: the Muslim Girls on Their Period Have to Sit in the Back
July 19, 2011 - 12:00 am
This sort of thing should send a chill down the spine of anyone who understands what it means for a country to be free or for a school to be public.
It never ceases to amaze. Sharia is putting down roots all over the West, in ever more explicit and obvious ways. And bien pensant folks on the Left continue to insist, fiercely and self-righteously, that nothing of the kind is going on — even though it’s happening right under their noses.
One of the lastest breathtaking examples: a public middle school in Toronto where Friday prayers are part of the curriculum.
The other day the Toronto Star ran a picture showing a group of students at prayer. There were three groups, ranged according to status. In the front were the praying boys. Behind them were the praying girls. Way in the back were the girls who were menstruating, and thus forbidden from participating in prayer.
Now, this sort of thing should send a chill down the spine of anyone who understands what it means for a country to be free or for a school to be public. But nowadays all too many people — especially, it seems, people in positions of public authority — are quick to justify such outrages, as long as Islam is in the picture. In the National Post, for example, Tasha Kheiriddin quoted one Chris Spence, education director of the Toronto District School Board, as saying this:
As a public school board, we have a responsibility and an obligation to accommodate faith needs.
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