Toronto Star’s Joe Fiorito: Muslims just pawns of the Christian right. (He appears to be oblivious to how patronizing this is. Possibly because he’s an idiot.)

I asked if it is a lonely thing, to be Muslim here and now. Samira said, “Not lonesome, but worrisome. The extent of Islamophobia, the negative stereotyping, it’s sometimes evocative of anti-Semitism.”

And then she pushed that point home. “It’s at the level of the state — for example, the Prime Minister’s dogged insistence that it’s only Muslims who are terrorists.”

She’s right about that.

So, what about the opposition to sex education? Is it primarily a Muslim thing? Samira said, without hesitation, “I think the charge is being led by conservative Christian groups. For Muslims who join with them I say, be wary — you can’t have common ground with people who otherwise hate you.

h/t Yusuf_Al_Kafir

(Previously in Joe Fiorito.)

  • jayme

    This is my issue with the left they claim the right is stereotyping yet these same people say all those on the right are racist.

    • occupant 9

      … and yet, we still can’t seem to determine any specific race within those who call themselves, or are forced to call themselves Muslim.

      Muslims have no qualms about conquering and converting other races but they have a special place of humiliation for blacks who Muslims see as slaves.

      • moraywatson

        Every society has its pecking order. Muslim societies start with dar al islam and dar al harb.

  • mauser 98

    Fiorito’s next column will report on Christian honour killings, beheadings

  • Martin B

    “So there”

    Joe Fiorito and his editor are petulant snotty six-year-olds.

    “Noor,” by the way, means “light”

    Yes it does Joe. There is a province of Afghanistan that called Kafiristan (Land of Infidels) until every last one of its Hindu, Buddhist and Pagan inhabitants was massacred or converted to Islam by the sword. Since then it’s been called Nuristan (Land of Light):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuristan_Province

    That’s the sort of enlightenment Islam has in store for you and every other infidel, Joe.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Never mind that the day before the Star printed that column they ran an opinion piece by (Muslim) ‘Humera Jabir’ entitled ‘Kathleen Wynne should reopen consultations on sex-ed curriculum’…..

    http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/06/06/kathleen-wynne-should-reopen-consultations-on-sex-ed-curriculum.html

    Day to day contradictions in the Star are not an anomaly, they are the norm.

  • SDMatt

    “. . . the Prime Minister’s dogged insistence that it’s only Muslims who are terrorists.

    She’s right about that.”

    And right back to the crowd whose favourite saying is “not all x are y,” I ask Joe and his Muslim luvies to cite the date and Harper’s exact words.

  • Exile1981

    — you can’t have common ground with people who otherwise hate you.”

    That’s choice coming from a member of the religion that teaches all others must convert or die. Christians as a rule don’t hate muslims they would if they truly understood what islam plans for them and their children but they don’t.

    Islam is like the scorpion in the old story, it will always sting because that is it’s nature.

    • occupant 9

      To quote Shakespeare, “Methinks the (Muslim) lady doth protest too much.”

  • Bubba Brown

    Why, oh why do they flock to this land of hatred, where they are welcomed , until of course they start suing for lack of “special accomadation” etc.
    “All terriosts are” who exactly
    Is it the Amish again?
    The chant of “Heil Hitler” in Calgary, not to mention the chasing down and beating a Jewish family, for daring to display a flag should also be mentioned.

  • just a thought

    “…he’s an idiot.”

    Well, DUH! Everyone knows they’re pawns of us jooooos. 🙂

  • “It’s at the level of the state — for example, the Prime Minister’s dogged insistence that it’s only Muslims who are terrorists.”

    Now does that sound like an actual verbatim quote to anyone?

    • Waffle

      Joe’s a poet, so he’s entitled to the occasional rhetorical flourish 😉 😉 😉

    • andycanuck

      I thought Moslems didn’t like doggeds?

    • Please. Idiots would believe that Harper keeps Hitler’s brain in a jar.

  • Waffle

    This is insidious. Am I the only one who is wondering if the dirty hands of the unions who are out to get Harper have anything to do with this? Is Joe getting a commish on the side?
    Unfortunately, I think we’re going to see more and more of this type of slime in the coming months. The one encouraging point is that not all the Star’s readers are buying it — see the Comments.

    • betcha

      no this is organized crime working with Muslims

  • The Phantom

    “Samira said, without hesitation, “I think the charge is being led by conservative Christian groups. For Muslims who join with them I say, be wary — you can’t have common ground with people who otherwise hate you.””

    Projection can be a pretty amazing thing, can’t it?

    And its funny, whenever I see a pic of the protesters objecting to the TDSB sex ed thing, there’s never any white people. Almost as if they were all chased away or something…

  • CaligulaJones

    If you ever wondered what one of those Jimmy Breslin-type writers sounded like if they sobered up…the results apparently aren’t pretty.

  • Edubeat

    Joe who??

  • DMB

    Anyone who writes for the Toronto Star or who is associated with them have no credibility with me. There should be a boycott with that newspaper and anyone who writes for them.

  • moraywatson

    “…you can’t have common ground with people who otherwise hate you.”
    And yet paradoxically we agree on that!

  • Helios Megistos

    What Christian Right? All I see is a sorry bunch of spineless liberals with no stomach for a genuine “push-back” (my new …euphemism); the Crusaders would have put them through the sword!

  • andycanuck

    I wonder if Joe asked Samira what she thinks of the Jews and Israel?

  • As usual, it’s never a problem with Muslims but always a problem with Christians and conservatives.

    It’s a good thing there are still people too bovine to think for themselves. Otherwise Mr. Fiorito would have no readership.

  • simus1

    Wow! Joe is another media zombie who goes way back to the days when hi rise dumpsters were full of day old plus newspapers. Long, long, long, ago.
    He was good at interviewing sidewalks that had been half repaired then forgotten for months on end, or street lights on all the time or off all the time. Real human interest stuff.