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Ontario NDP Moves To Make October Islamic Heritage Month

Ontario NDP Moves To Make October Islamic Heritage Month

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has announced her party’s intention to introduce a Bill in the Legislature that will establish October as Islamic Heritage Month in the Province of Ontario.

“We have to do more to tackle discrimination, prejudice and Islamophobia,” said Horwath.  “This is an opportunity to recognize that increasing Islamophobia is a reality in Ontario, and to take action to combat it.”

NDP Citizenship and Immigration Critic MPP Teresa Armstrong will be introducing the bill, bringing the Province in line with the Federal government and local school boards-including the TDSB-which have already taken this step.

“Dialogue, conversation, asking questions, seeking knowledge; these are all things that combat ignorance and hatred.  New Democrats have been working diligently to find ways to combat racism in Ontario.  We have called for an end to arbitrary, race-based police street checks and carding.  We pushed the Premier to finally set-up the Anti-Racism Directorate and have been vocal advocates for the series of public community meetings now being held in towns and cities across the Province to address the Directorate’s mission and goals” said Armstrong.

“This is about building a better future for all of our children,” continued Horwath.  “We have to make sure that every member of the Muslim community, and every Ontarian, feels safe and secure here in our Province. That’s the only way Ontario can reach its potential.  All Ontarians should be able to learn about and celebrate the tremendous contributions that Canadians of Islamic Heritage have made throughout our province’s history – and the tremendous contributions that the community is making to build a better future for all Ontarians.”

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  • Ian Skinner

    This will be awesome! we can talk about the 1400+ years of Islamic attempts to invade Europe, the hundreds of thousands of Ethnic European slaves taken in that time period.. We can talk about the systematic destruction of society and culture in the middle east as Islam increased it’s scope and power.. We can talk about how at EVERY SINGLE border that Islam is next to, there is terror and strife. We can talk about Islams modern religious colonialism as it walks across Africa and south Asia, unchecked by the UN. This will be an amazing venue for everyone in Ontario to learn about Islam, thank you NDP.

  • LeadFarmerMF

    Prepare to be culturally enriched.

  • Jenkem Jones

    Attacking Civilization for fourteen hundred years now.

  • Joe Kelley

    ANDREA HORVATH AND HER NDP ‘S CAN SHOVE THIS IDEA UP THERE ASSES WE THE CANADIAN PEOPLE WILL NOT CELEBRATE SUCH BULL SHYT SORRY I WILL NOT CELEBRATE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEHEADED PEOPLE ,RAPE PEOPLE ,HAVE CHILDREN AS BRIDES ,THINK ITS OK TO HAVE SEX WITH CHILDREN ,STONE PEOPLE TO DEATH ,THROW PEOPLE OFF BUILDING S BECAUSE OF THE SEXUAL CHOICES THIS IS COMPLETELY DISGUSTING FOR HER TO EVEN THINK THAT CANADIANS WOULD EVER CELEBRATE SUCH A STUPID THING ,THESE PEOPLE WANT WORLD DOMINATION WHY IS IT PEOPLE CAN’T SEE WHATS GOING ON ALL OVER THE WORLD AND EVERYWHERE IS HELPING THEM GET IT BY PAYING THERE WAY I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW STUPID PEOPLE ARE IN THIS DAY AND AGE