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Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Oct 16, 2006 at 13:24

The other day I read an interview with Mark Steyn (published in Canada's National Post). Steyn voiced his fears about the threat of an Islamified Europe. Steyn, near the end of the interview had this to say: "It starts in kindergarten. Every time you're faced with a situation when a grade school teacher is telling your child patent nonsense, you should object. Every Canadian is an heir to a thousand years of constitutional evolution from the one civilization that has done the most to create the world we live in. Canada has very little to be ashamed of in its inheritance. Every country needs a heroic national narrative. Canada has actually got one. Why not tell it?"

I believe it was the very same day in which the local newspaper ran a front-page item on a newly constructed "Islamic Academy." This 23 million dollar facility will offer Islamic instruction from kindergarten to senior high (grade 12). The article claims "the school is described as the largest stand-alone Muslim academic school in North America." The school itself is designed to resemble a mosque (complete with minaret). The students pray each day, facing Mecca. There are special washrooms. There is a separation of the sexes. There is a major focus on Islamic studies, with Arabic language instruction and Koranic teachings. The school will cater to parents "who are serious about educating their kids in the Muslim faith and maintaining their Arabic roots."

The photo accompanying the article showed two little girls (in grade one), both wearing hijabs. I wonder what wonderful teachings will be imparted to them? The glories of polygamy or that wife beating merits Koranic approval?

I fear that Canada, like Europe, will soon no longer be a liberal, tolerant, flourishing, multi-Kulti nation. Human rights will be rolled back (especially those for women, ethnic minorities, homosexuals, etc.) to the seventh century.

But, of course, the real irony is that much of this is a direct consequence of Leftist policies. The current front-runner in the Liberal Party leadership race is Michael Ignatieff. This is a former Harvard professor of so-called human rights who has difficulty distinguishing the IDF from Hezbollah. This is a person who wants to change Canada's constitution so that Quebec can declare itself "a nation" (what will he do when Islam claims the same right?) This is a person who wishes to INCREASE immigration into Canada, no doubt to allow in more Mulsims. As if the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who're already here are not enough. (Personally, I think Ignatieff suffers from what I'd call the Henry Ford syndrome. There is an explanation as to why there are so many Arabs living in Detroit. Yet Ignatieff claims to be the great friend of Israel.)

But Ignatieff isn't alone. There is a huge contingent of pro-Islamic, pro-Hezbollah Christians. This ranges from the Anglicans to the Mennonites (those "pacifists" who are only too eager to sponsor Muslim immigrants into Canada.) Or the Quakers – these so-called "pacifist" groups which people such as James Loney support. I half suspect that in the up-coming "peace" conference there will be speakers from Pakistan demonizing the United States – the Great Satan is the most "war mongering" of nations (neglecting to mention, of course, that Pakistan's national "hero," is A. C. Khan – a man who stole from his European employer so as to obtain the know-how to put together a nuclear bomb – an outright thief, yet the revered hero in Pakistan. Khan is not a "Jeffersonian," let alone a humanitarian or a "pacifist." And just what has Pakistan given to the world? What has been there contribution? Gang rapes? No wait, gang rapes aren't recognized as a crime in Pakistan.)

But I suppose it will be these wondrous barbarians who'll be lecturing Canadians on the nature of "peace" and "human rights."

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