Beware of the ‘Islamophobia’ Racket – Christian Arab school principal faces Islamist threats in Toronto area school in Canada

Christopher Hitchens is said to have described “Islamophobia” as “a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.”
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September 6, 2016

Tarek Fatah
The Toronto Sun

2016-09-10_12-56-51As if Islamist propaganda in our schools wasn’t enough, the York Region School Board is now investigating allegations by one unidentified “community member” that an elementary school principal put “anti-Muslim” posts on her Facebook page. The story was flashed across the Toronto Star as its main online headline Tuesday.

In much of urban Canada, schools permit Muslim Brotherhood-inspired Islamist student groups to push their agenda among students.

But instead of cracking down on Islamism within our schools, we seem to be concerned about those who stand up to these purveyors of an ideology that creates the pool from which jihadis of the future are recruited.

Let us see what school principal in question, Ghada Sadaka, reportedly posted on her Facebook page that triggered this controversy. According to Toronto Star reporter Noor Javed, the school principal shared and commented on: videos purportedly showing violent “Muslim takeovers” of Paris and London; articles expressing concerns around bringing refugees to Canada, given their “terrorist sympathies;” and video of a Dutch Muslim mayor telling fellow Muslims, they can “f——” if they don’t like freedom.

In much of urban Canada, schools permit Muslim Brotherhood-inspired Islamist student groups to push their agenda

2016-09-10_12-51-53Nowhere does the report say Sadaka denounced all Muslims or peaceful followers of Islam, yet a single, unnamed individual told Star reporter Noor Javed, she felt the Facebook posts were “blatantly spreading hate” and so complained to the school board.

This individual claimed, “It is obvious” the person putting up the posts “has a dislike towards Muslims.”

I’m a Muslim and it is not obvious to me, nor does everyone share this anonymous complainant’s views. Mumtaz Khan of Markham, a father of two boys in the York Region school system, tweeted early Tuesday: “#GhadSadaka, how (is it) anti-Muslim post? How long Islamophobia will b used to silence reasoned voices.”

Instead of cracking down on Islamism in our schools, we are concerned with those who stand up to it.

2016-09-10_12-51-53_01Elaborating on his tweet, Khan told me, “At a time when almost every school in the Greater Toronto Area, including Markham, has Islamists operating under various names, it is unfortunate that Toronto Star would target an Arab school principal who was standing up to worldwide Islamic extremism.”

His views were echoed by Intizar Zaidi of Richmond Hill who tweeted: “Why is @TorontoStar painting schoolprincipal #GhadaSadaka as ‘Islamophobic’? She is against radicalism by Muslims. She is not against Islam.”

I asked Zaidi, a retired father of three adult children, to elaborate on his tweet. “I am shocked that anyone would read school principal Ghada Sadaka’s social media posts and conclude that she is ‘Islamophobic’,” he said.

Newmarket father of two, Amer Schezad, was also confounded by the Star report. He tweeted: “What a shame @TorontoStar @njaved does a bad job on a school principal #GhadaSadaka who was against Islamic extremism and radicalism.”

This is not the first time the Star appears to have acted as the voice of outrage by a small minority — in this case, one person — at the expense of the broader Muslim Canadian community.

I also doubt it’s a coincidence the Star sought out reaction to the story from the National Council of Canadian Muslims, but not from the secular, anti-Islamist Muslim Canadian Congress. The Toronto Star over the years has often handed over its comment pages to Islamists, to the exclusion of anti-Islamist commentators.

Christopher Hitchens is said to have described “Islamophobia” as “a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.”

Food for thought.

6 comments for “Beware of the ‘Islamophobia’ Racket – Christian Arab school principal faces Islamist threats in Toronto area school in Canada

  1. Chengara
    September 11, 2016 at 1:15 AM

    Media is being brought and is controlled from mideast henceforth reporters are selected according to well planned agenda, While media plays major role in public and politics the Islamaphobia can be used to cover up invicible actions of extremist who infiltrate and spread wahabism. This pattern is seen in most nations within EU where slight criticism of islam or muslim is silenced as anti muslim or phobie by media and local politicians.

  2. Richard Bailey
    September 11, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Let’s be very, very clear. Anyone, and especially Arabs or Muslim reformers (of which there is a small but growing army), who has the courage of Ms. Sadaka to speak forthrightly on a public forum will be targeted, is being targeted. Chengara is absolutely correct about the media and about the ‘well-planned agenda’. So, courage to all of you who are taking a stand against a pernicious and deceitful force that ‘appears’ to play the victim whilst pursuing an agenda that is blatantly intolerant, anti-democratic and anti-freedom.

  3. Alan
    September 13, 2016 at 7:20 AM

    A quote from the article “His views were echoed by Intizar Zaidi of Richmond Hill who tweeted: “Why is @TorontoStar painting schoolprincipal #GhadaSadaka as ‘Islamophobic’? She is against radicalism by Muslims. She is not against Islam.””

    I’M AGAING MUSLIMS. Why shouldn’t I be against Muslims. What is this bullShiite we can’t be against Muslims? I’m ‘against NAZIS too. The difference between Muslims and NAZIS is purely INSIGNIFICANT. Both ideologies are pure evil. When did it become a crime to be against EVIL??
    Freedom of speech means freedom to speak the truth. And the truth is – if you believe in the MASS-MURDERING PEDOPHILIC MASS ENSLAVING RAPIST – YOU ARE EVIL. TOLERATING EVIL IS EVIL ITSELF!!

  4. Hitch27
    November 7, 2016 at 3:38 AM

    Hey Tarek,

    I think the quote is wrongly attributed to Hitchens. Here is the link that discusses the issue of the quote being wrongly attributed. It’s completely believable though. I am sure Hitchens would have agreed with the sentiment of the comment!

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/05/12/christopher-hitchens-never-said-that-memorable-line-about-islamophobia/

  5. Derp
    November 7, 2016 at 5:47 AM

    That quote is not from Hitchens

  6. Mo
    December 13, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    Sadahka vilified for speaking the truth. Welcome to the new canada

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