Then I saw this piece by Mark Steyn......as usual, just dead on:
Imagine if you're a soi-disant moderate Muslim, genuinely so. You came to Canada because Yemen's a dump, and you don't want to waste your life there. And your daughter loves it, and wants to be Canadian, and be just like the other girls in her street. And then she goes to Valley Park Middle School: What if she doesn't feel it's a religious obligation to attend Friday prayers (as some Muslims argue)? Think there's much chance of being able to opt out easily at Valley Park? What if she wants to dress as she wishes to rather than as the Wahhabi/Salafist imam orders? What if she doesn't want to tell the creepy perve imam whether she's menstruating or not? What, in other words, is her chance of being able to attend Valley Park as a regular Canadian schoolgirl?
And from the left:
Ontario Education Minister Leona Dombrowsky and the Toronto District School Board are hoping the fuss over the maltreatment and humiliation (external - login to view) of female students in a Don Mills public school will die down.
That’s not possible. School starts again in September and the Friday Muslim prayer service at Valley Park Middle School that sends girls to the back of the room will start again, too. It’s the contempt for our Canadian daughters that angers me. I, the Canadian child of immigrants from Scotland and India, cannot stomach this.
Good Lord, I agree with Heather Mallick!!!!!