Worship, fasting, religious holidays, as well as dietary and clothing requirements form part of Islamic practice for many Muslims. Such religious practices are legally protected in Canada.
According to the National Council of Canadian Muslims, a non-profit group largely funded by Canadian tax-payers, the purpose of accommodation is not to provide special treatment for some individuals or groups. Please read on.
Daily prayers are a central practice of the Islamic faith. To that end, Islam prescribes prayer five times daily. Because the prayer times follow the trajectory of the earth’s sun, the daily prayer times shift throughout the calendar year and are impacted by Daylight Savings Time. Typically, the Dhuhr and Asr prayers fall within regular school hours.
Did you know? Many public and private schools across Canada designate an empty room, classroom or meeting room as a meditation / interfaith prayer area for use by students that need to pray during the day. Conclusion? Religion and education do not exist as individual solos within Canada’s public education system. Islamic practises are now integrated into our PUBLIC institutions. What happened to the separation of “church and state” within society?
It still exists–but only for Christian, Jewish, and other religions. For Justin Trudeau’s chosen, the rules can be breached. They are an exception. Has establishment media in Canada even once articulated this reality?
Islamic parents have the option to pull their child out of school classes to accommodate their religious needs. More from the NCCM website: “in schools and universities where the number of students wishing to perform the prayer is sufficient to form a congregation, Jum’ah can be conducted for students on the school premises.”
How privileged--yet, according to “minority” community leaders and liberal snowflakes, the only form of community privilege in Canada is “WHITE” privilege. Does the situation within our public school system reflect such a thing? Not in the least. Rather, the very opposite is the case.
What else? National Council of Canadian Muslims demand students be given time away from classes for three-day “Eid” holidays which occur several times per year. Students must be permitted to miss a week of classes to travel to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
As far as lunch in the cafeteria, no pork, lard or gelatin can be part of the menu. Music lessons must be optional. There’s more(there always is)– no co-ed swimming. NCCM recommend the option of non-Muslims taking swimming lessons off of school property.
Regarding religious holidays for faiths other than Islam, parents must have the option to prohibit their children from attendance. No church or synagogue for these kids.
The demands continue. Muslim students must have the option NOT TO TOUCH infidel students. What a laundry list of demands. And what is the outcome? The fundamentalist element get evrything their way. Not a shred of compromise or give and take on their part. 100% accommodation only, thanks very much.
This is the true “post-modern” Canada. This is Justin Trudeau-land. It fulfills the wishes of Ahmed Hussen, Iqra Khalid and other religious supremacists within government. It pleases IMAM’s, Mosques, non-profit multicultural organizations and immigration lobbies.
But it does NOTHING for Anglophone or Christian Canada. For sensible Canadians(those of the non-Liberal variety), standing by and watching this form of community privilege manifest within our society is highly unpleasant.
This is fine, of course, because within Justin’s no core identity Canada, Conservatives, Anglophones and Christians do not count. We have been rendered the “invisible” people. Justin Trudeau has not made a SINGLE reference to Anglophone Canada from the day he took office.
Out of sight, out of mind. This is the true mantra of Justin Trudeau from the day he seized control of the consciousness of the Canadian people upon being elected prime minister of our nation.
— B. SALZBERG