“This is the most offensive poster designed by the City of Toronto in years. Its intention seems to be to cover up the crimes of Islamists and distract Canadians from seeing the real threat to our society — Islamofascism, not so-called Islamophobia … Bring it down, John Tory, because you are a good man.”
June 16, 2016
The Toronto Sun
Within hours of the Orlando Islamic terrorist attack, the Islamist groups in Canada and the U.S.A. sent out ‘how-to’ guides to avoid scrutiny of Islamist activity and turn around the anger against the jihad by making Muslims as the victims, not the dead and maimed gays of Florida.
It had its effect. Anger against ISIS and jihad dissipated and soon the tragedy was turned into an issue of gun control and the cheap slogan “homophobia cannot be fought with Islamophobia.”
What shocked me is how this type of manipulation also seems to be popular with the City of Toronto where, before the attack in Orlando, the city teamed up with the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) to launch a campaign against “Islamophobia.”
In a press release on Tuesday, OCASI revealed, “The City of Toronto and OCASI are launching a Toronto public education campaign to address xenophobia, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiments.”
It quoted Councillor Joe Cressy of Trinity-Spadina saying “OCASI has an extensive history of working with refugees and understand the barriers they face to integration. We appreciate their insights.”
One of the first outcomes of OCASI’s “insights” was a poster that shows a white man confronting a black Muslim woman in hijab, telling her: “Go back to where you come from,” to which the black hijabi woman replies, “Where, North York?”
In one sweep the City of Toronto depicted every white man as a racist bigot and perpetuated the victimhood of Muslims, a goal of all Islamists worldwide who hate the West.
The question to Cressy is this: If you had to show a white male, then why didn’t you put your own face on the poster? Why leave it to an actor?
Or perhaps OCASI could have asked Mayor John Tory to do the honours of being the white racist male?
I am no denier of white privilege in our society and have taken on four white friends in a debate on this subject, so before the allegation of me being Uncle Tom is thrown my way (which I am sure it will), let me state the following: This is the most offensive poster designed by the City of Toronto in years.
Its intention seems to be to cover up the crimes of Islamists and distract Canadians from seeing the real threat to our society — Islamofacism, not so-called Islamophobia.
My son-in-law is white, so are the husbands of three of my nieces. My first boss in Canada was white and my editors at the Sun are white men. This poster is a slap in the face of Tory and all the decent, white males who have stood up for equal rights over the last century.
Bring it down, John Tory, because you are a good man.