“Is this the Middle Ages? Have I stumbled into a time warp, where “unclean” women must be prevented from “defiling” other persons? It’s bad enough that the girls at Valley Park have to enter the cafeteria from the back, while the boys enter from the front, but does the entire school have the right to know they are menstruating?
These aren’t college kids, who are adults or on the verge of adulthood, and can make up their own minds about whether they are comfortable with religious practices that relegate women to the back of the bus. These are impressionable young women, Grade 8 students, who are being sent a very clear message: You are second-class citizens compared to the boys in your school, and third-class at certain times of the month.”
The absurd lengths that leftists will go to, in order to allow Muslims preferential treatment, and immunity from their own (leftists) laws…
Muslim prayer in school exposes flaws of religious accomodation
“..Finally, the doctrines that are promoted by some religious groups directly compromise the social objectives of public education, including the promotion of gender equality, the alleviation of social pressures on gay students (many Muslim imams and Christian priests vociferously object to equal rights for homosexuals) and the full integration of students from different backgrounds. Identifying groups of students by the religion of their parents, and subsequently inviting religious officials into schools, serves only to divide students. Social exclusion is explicit in this current case, as non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the cafeteria during the prayer sessions.”
Heather Mallick almost gets it right, but quickly turns the issue of segregation into a sex thing.
“Barbara Hall, the dunderheaded and drone-voiced head of the Ontario “Human Rights” Commission, joined Raheel Raza on the John Oakely Show (Toronto AM 640) to discuss the mosqueteria at Toronto’s Valley Park Middle School.” Sdmatt
Ed Morgan: “Facts are everything” when it comes to determining whether the practice complies with case law, Morgan said.
But based on media reports it appears a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) school is helping organize the prayer session and lending its imprimatur to religious services.
“That sounds to me to run afoul of the Charter of Rights,” he said.