…principal Nick Stefanoff says. “I’ve not had a single complaint from any non-Muslim parents.
Fascinating, because the only reason the story broke was because a non-Muslim parent’s complaints fell on deaf ears, until my husband’s blog broke the story open.
Siddiqui lists those of us on the anti-mosqueteria side, with an audible “tsk” — alas, there isn’t a keyboard shortcut for that smug leftist tick (yet.)
Naturally, he leaves out the far more dubious identities of some on the pro-mosqueteria side. Just a few reminders:
* North American Muslim Association supports mosqueteria, hosts anti-gay, anti-Jewish Ramadan events
* National Post prints pro-mosqueteria op-ed by Muslim Brotherhood admirer
* One defender scrambles to defend the mosqueteria’s seating arrangements and makes a fool of herself in the process
This got tiresome long ago, but note what a lousy thinker and writer Siddiqui is:
Joining Banerjee’s crusade are the fundamentalist Christian Heritage Party, the Jewish Defence League (JDL) and the Canadian Muslim Congress. The latter is notorious in the Muslim community for attacking fellow-Muslims and being the darling of Islamophobes and right-wing media.
That’s it. Sprinkle some dog-whistle adjectives and call it an argument.
(The poor JDL don’t even merit nasty adjectives — apparently their name alone should be enough to induce tremors in Star readers.)
Of course, the response to such assertions by any right-thinking, normal, common-sensical person would be, “Yeah, and…?”
Then, as usual, he covers his Muslim butt by squirting some reliably idiotic Bernie Farber quotations around like Jewish air freshener — which is like Al Capone calling John Dillinger as a character witness.
This is what passes for deathless polemical prose at the Star.
And Orwell wept.