WINNIPEG— A dozen Muslim families who recently arrived in Canada have told Winnipeg’s Louis Riel School Division that they want their children excused from compulsory elementary school music and coed physical education programs for religious and cultural reasons.This is why Canadians are becoming so careful around Muslims. We tiptoe around their loud demands, saying nothing, but thinking they are rude. Why is it that most immigrants fit into Canadian culture without any problems, but Muslims can not and will not? Chinese, Europeans, Japanese, Russians, all come here and integrate into Canadian society. What one group doesn't? What one group runs to our HRC's with hurt feelings? What one group wants us to change our life style to accommodate them? Muslims.
I know some Muslims, and they are wonderful people, but their voices are silent against the more violent radical Islamists, so they get branded with the same brush as the radicals.
Thankfully some Muslims are starting to speak out:
However, a local Muslim leader says there is no reason for young kids to be held out of music or phys-ed classes based on religious and cultural grounds.
“Who is advising them? My first concern would be who are these new immigrants talking to?” said Shahina Siddiqui, executive director of the Islamic Social Services. “This is the first time I am hearing this; I’m not very happy about it.”
Siddiqui said there is no problem with elementary-school children taking coed phys-ed, at least “not with little kids under the age of puberty.”
Good for you! Maybe you should talk to those "recent" immigrants and clue them in about being Canadian. We are a tolerant society, but don't confuse that with us being marshmallows, we will fight for our freedoms. If you come to Canada expecting to change it into a failed dictatorship like you just left, don't bother to come, we don't want immigrants who refuse to adapt to our way of life. Send your kids to a Muslim school, and stop whining, it's unbecoming and annoying.
Canada is the best country in the world, if you don't like it, LEAVE.