December 10, 2016
The Toronto Sun
It seemed the witch hunt against a school principal in Markham had all but died down after she was forced to apologize for her supposedly anti-Muslim Facebook posts.
When the attacks on Ghada Sadaka — an Arab Christian — began in September, I went through what the principal had posted and found nothing that would have upset me as a Muslim, or the many Muslim parents of York Region that I spoke to.
According to Toronto Star reporter Noor Javed, Sadaka shared and commented on videos purportedly showing violent “Muslim takeovers” of Paris and London, as well as articles expressing concerns refugees may bring “terrorist sympathies” to Canada.
Nowhere in her posts did Sadaka denounce all Muslims or peaceful followers of Islam. Yet, a single unnamed individual told the Star she felt the Facebook posts were “blatantly spreading hate” and so complained to the school board.
After relentless pressure by a handful of Muslim activists who employed the tactic of feigned outrage to set boundaries on free speech, the Christian Arab principal posted an apology on the school website.
She wrote on Nov. 10 that she “did not intend to be disrespectful towards any group or individual and I sincerely regret the upset this has caused to those who were offended by the posts.”
The matter should have ended there, but a week later, on Nov. 28, the Toronto Star wrote Sadaka had now gone on medical leave until the new year.
It was as if nothing would satisfy detractors other than her complete humiliation, if not dismissal, to send a warning message to the rest of Canada that anyone who dares criticize the inhumanity and barbarism of Islamist jihadis around the world will be hounded into total submission to the highly orchestrated brouhaha of victimhood and false allegations of racism and so-called Islamophobia.