After Canadian Muslims rallied for parental rights in education, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blamed the “American right wing” for spreading “misinformation.”
Trudeau met with the Muslim community last week at Baitun Nur Mosque in Calgary, where he was confronted about gender ideology in public schools.
“First of all, there is an awful lot of misinformation and disinformation out there [from] people on social media, particularly fueled by the American right wing … spreading a lot of untruths about what is actually . . . in the curriculum,” Trudeau said, the New York Post reported.
“If you look at the various curriculums, there is not … aggressive teacher or conversion of kids into being LGBT. That is something that is being weaponized by people … of the far right who have consistently stood against Muslim rights.”
Just a few weeks before Trudeau’s visit, Muslim parents rallied to protest the inclusion of gender ideology in schools.
“Teaching this ideology in schools is violating our rights,” said one mother. “We believe we have the right to teach our kids the way we see fit.”
As in the U.S., Canadian schools are pushing gender ideology and sexually explicit materials on young children.
Last month, Planned Parenthood was banned from Saskatchewan schools after presenting “Sex from A-Z” cards to 9th graders. The cards discussed pornography, urophilia (deriving sexual pleasure from urination) and “glory holes,” openings in public stalls for sexual activity.
This isn’t the first time Muslims have been lumped in with the so-called right wing for opposing such overt sexualization of children, as if Muslim parents are unable to decide for themselves what’s right and what’s wrong. When Muslim parents protested similar ideological indoctrination in Maryland, a Democrat official claimed they were aligning themselves with “white supremacists and outright bigots.”
A black California assemblyman even called his Muslim colleague of Lebanese descent a “white supremacist” for opposing affirmative action.
Yet, the Muslim community has actually lamented its demonization at the hands of the political left.
“Muslim Americans are not political puppets. Most of us are independent thinkers who could care less what the political right (or political left) want us to do,” said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, deputy director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the largest Muslim civil rights organization in the US.
“Muslim parents who have been addressing public school issues are not ‘going after’ anyone. Most parents are respectfully standing up for their own rights and the rights of their children without denigrating anyone else.”