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Islamic history month fizzles in Toronto
CBC News ^ | October 26, 2007

Posted on 10/27/2007 9:43:17 PM PDT by george76

Organizers of Islamic history month are mulling over why their project has failed to achieve the same success in Toronto that it's found in other parts of the country.

The Canadian Islamic Congress declared October to be Islamic history month and received support from many cities and school boards, including Ottawa, Vancouver and Kingston, but not Toronto.

Zafar Bangash, director of the Islamic Society in York Region, said the success of black history month inspired his community to try something similar.

But he said organizers were late getting started, which may explain why the Toronto school board was reluctant to jump on board.

McKell said he's open to meeting with representatives from the Islamic community to discuss how they can get together and make the concept work next October.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...


TOPICS: Canada; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; islamicsociety; jihadincanada; muhammadsminions; muslim; muslims; rop; stopislamization; trop; waronislamism; wot

1 posted on 10/27/2007 9:43:19 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

9-11 reminded me about all I needed to know regarding toglodyte “Islamic history”.


2 posted on 10/27/2007 9:50:38 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: george76

Islamic history book.

The area now called the middle east used to be filled with some of the greatest minds and inventors. Then some pedophile murderer went into a cave. Satan spoke to him. He wrote a book filled with hatred and violence. And the world has been suffering by this cult of satanic death ever since.


3 posted on 10/27/2007 9:56:43 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: george76

Islamic history = Murder and Mayhem.


4 posted on 10/27/2007 9:56:49 PM PDT by 353FMG (Government is the opiate of the masses.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham; fanfan

5 posted on 10/27/2007 9:57:43 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
"Muslims have made a tremendous contribution to the development of science, geography, astronomy and so on. Which I believe is not very well known," he said.

Sure.


6 posted on 10/27/2007 10:07:49 PM PDT by pigsmith (Viewing life as a gift from God, I tend to regard self-defense more as an obligation.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

I’ve been thinking about the Islamic day at swimming pools and amusement parks...

Could we have an islamic day at the gun range? Pass out targets of Osama, Zawahiri, Al-Zarqawi, Hussein and others maybe?


7 posted on 10/27/2007 10:10:25 PM PDT by Sundog
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To: george76

Maybe some don’t want to be shoved into the darkness after all.


8 posted on 10/27/2007 10:27:22 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: george76
Organizers of Islamic history month are mulling over why their project has failed to achieve the same success in Toronto that it's found in other parts of the country.

Perhaps the remembrance of Islamic "history" was far too violent for Toronto parents.

9 posted on 10/27/2007 10:34:48 PM PDT by montag813
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To: george76

“Muslims have made a tremendous contribution to the development of science, geography, astronomy and so on. Which I believe is not very well known,” he said.”

Anything you can tell us about that happened in the past 500 years, Bangash?

“Bangash had hoped Islamic history month would spur a series of topical lectures and assignments in Toronto schools. But he said organizers were late getting started, which may explain why the Toronto school board was reluctant to jump on board.”

“lectures and assignments” which will just waste more class time with PC indoctrination and revisionist history.


10 posted on 10/27/2007 10:39:16 PM PDT by Will88
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To: montag813

Hey, who doesn’t want to celebrate it by burning cars, beheading Jews and Christians, beating women like animals, shagging animals like women, molesting little boys... ? Tons o’ fun. Toronto is just too uptight, y’know.


11 posted on 10/27/2007 10:42:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: george76

“McKell said he’s open to meeting with representatives from the Islamic community to discuss how they can get together and make the concept work next October.”

Well let’s see...how about a discussion of the real history of Muhammad and Islam take place.


12 posted on 10/27/2007 11:06:28 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Sundog

I would suggest the next time it’s Ramalamadingdong! Allahu fubar!


13 posted on 10/27/2007 11:15:44 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Lives Lived: Canadians killed on Sept. 11, 2001
http://www.delta-airlines-news.com/2006/09/11/lives-lived—canadians-killed-on-sept.-11—2001.php


14 posted on 10/27/2007 11:21:39 PM PDT by donna (Obama is a Moslem.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

I’m glad it just fizzled and didn’t bomb.


15 posted on 10/27/2007 11:26:16 PM PDT by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: george76

Doesn’t take a month to outline the history of Islam. How about 30 seconds: “Death to infidels”.


16 posted on 10/27/2007 11:42:10 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: george76

gee, i wonder if they would consider having a Christian History Month??? </sarc>


17 posted on 10/28/2007 12:02:03 AM PDT by ferri (If not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled. PG Wodehouse)
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To: geopyg
I’m glad it just fizzled and didn’t bomb.

It was a dud.

18 posted on 10/28/2007 3:25:58 AM PDT by Squeako (If Muslims take over, will liberals question the carbon footprint of suicide bombs & burning flags?)
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To: george76; GMMAC; Clive; exg; kanawa; conniew; backhoe; -YYZ-; Former Proud Canadian; Squawk 8888; ..

19 posted on 10/28/2007 4:16:56 AM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: george76

Of course it didn’t fly. They should have declared September Islamic month.


20 posted on 10/28/2007 4:23:40 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Organizers of Islamic history month are mulling over why their project has failed to achieve the same success in Toronto that it's found in other parts of the country.

Probably due to the fact that here in Toronto we encounter muslims often enough that we actually know a bit about their behaviour. It's not easy to propagate a myth when the real thing is staring us in the face.

21 posted on 10/28/2007 4:27:55 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Is human activity causing the warming trend on Mars?)
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To: pigsmith; george76

At their best, they helped preserve a lot of knowledge during the Dark Ages but they never actually created anything. Most of the achievements of the Arabs and Persians predate Islam.


22 posted on 10/28/2007 4:30:07 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Is human activity causing the warming trend on Mars?)
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To: fanfan

I’d prefer that all good Muslims observe embarrassed silence on behalf of their terrorist brethren, and then demonstrate to us (perhaps once again) by their good deeds that they belong with the rest of civilized society. I believe we have seen altogether too many demands and calls for Society to “understand” and “accommodate” and “celebrate” their “unique diversity and identity”. Let’s first see if they share with us, instead, a common Humanity.

When the next plane slams into a skyscraper, will they be dancing in the streets, or enlisting to fight the terrorists with the rest of us?

That is the Acid Test. They can have their Islamic History Month after they ace that exam.


23 posted on 10/28/2007 4:31:50 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghill mi do dhuine. Fg am bealach.)
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To: george76
All you need to know about the history of the "Religion of Peace":


24 posted on 10/28/2007 8:57:57 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: george76

When do they start promoting Christian History Month?


25 posted on 10/29/2007 9:16:44 AM PDT by redpoll
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To: Allegra; Eaker; humblegunner; TheMom; pax_et_bonum

Another great and humorous discussion “ping” to ya...

I like the idea of celebrating at the gun range idea...

I could find new ways to be hated there...


26 posted on 10/29/2007 9:39:50 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: george76

I’d say the Canadians got something right, but then the Muslims will be back next year with this idea, since the article stated that they got a late start on it. Schools shouldn’t be promoting this unless they have approval from the District, which I hope never happens. Islam is a religion, not a culture. Christians and Jews don’t have months, not to mention a week. There is a reason.


27 posted on 10/29/2007 1:44:05 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: george76

One picture is worth a thousand words.


28 posted on 10/29/2007 1:46:09 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Will88
The Muslims are trying to cover for the atrocities their folks have committed in recent history. It is true that they used to make contributions to science, geography, astronomy, etc. However, recently the contributions in geography have been to better identify targets, and science of weapons. Oh yeah, they're great at predicting the cycles of the moon too.
29 posted on 10/29/2007 1:54:53 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: oneamericanvoice
Islam is a religion, not a culture.

Practiced fully and faithfully as a religion, it sure looks
a lot more like Thuggee or Bushido, than Judaism or Christianity.

But I'd better be quiet.
I don't want to lose the extra "kindness" Muslims are suppossed to
extend to "People of The Book".
30 posted on 10/29/2007 2:01:59 PM PDT by VOA
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To: oneamericanvoice
Islam is a religion, not a culture.

Practiced fully and faithfully as a religion, it sure looks
a lot more like Thuggee or Bushido, than Judaism or Christianity.

But I'd better be quiet.
I don't want to lose the extra "kindness" Muslims are suppossed to
extend to "People of The Book".
31 posted on 10/29/2007 2:02:14 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Squawk 8888

Please provide a list of the things the Muslims preserved through the Dark Ages, including the source of such claims - in fact most importantly, the source....


32 posted on 10/29/2007 2:29:47 PM PDT by majormaturity
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To: redpoll

There should be a Christian History Month...


33 posted on 10/29/2007 4:19:07 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Maybe the exploding party favors were a turn-off to the general public?


34 posted on 10/29/2007 4:26:29 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: FARS; milford421; Founding Father

Ping.


35 posted on 10/29/2007 5:18:51 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (This is "Be an Angel Day", do something nice for someone today.)
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To: VOA

What’s the “extra kindness”?

They use a sharp knife rather than a dull one when they behead you?


36 posted on 10/29/2007 6:02:22 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: 2111USMC
They use a sharp knife rather than a dull one when they behead you?

Gad, I shouldn't laugh at that.

But that wouldn't suprise me. That a truly observant Islamic would
think of that as a kindness!
37 posted on 10/29/2007 6:07:31 PM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA
Practiced fully and faithfully as a religion, it sure looks a lot more like Thuggee or Bushido, than Judaism or Christianity. Agreed with the exception of Bushido. I am not familiar with Thuggee. Please explain. If you meant thuggery, I'm with you. I'll take Judaism and Christianity over Islam any day. But I'd better be queit. I don't want to lose the extra "kindness" Muslims are suppossed to extend to "People of The Book". LOLOLOL!!!! Hopefully they won't hear us lock and load./*
38 posted on 10/29/2007 7:51:18 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: oneamericanvoice

> I am not familiar with Thuggee. Please explain. If you meant thuggery, I’m with you.
The Thuggee religion was a murder cult preying on unsuspecting travellers who basically killed and robbed the travellers. They were effectively dealt with by the Brits in India in the middle 1800s. They Brits got rid them by employing intelligence, paid informers and profiling. Basically they killed them until there weren’t any more.
But then they didn’t have political correctionists to hinder them. It still took 45 years to get rid of them.


39 posted on 10/29/2007 8:03:30 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Before the government can give you a dollar it must first take it from another American)
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To: BuffaloJack

Thank you ever so much! After the savaging I’ve been taking on various threads today, you civility and kindness is a relief! I enjoy learning new things, especially from the unpretentious! Thank you again!

As for the Thuggee. I feel silly, since that is obviously the root of the word “thug”. Anyway, we seem to be doing the same as the Brits did. It just doesn’t get touted by the MSM. Can’t hurt the insurgents’ feelings, right?

message anytime, my friend!


40 posted on 10/29/2007 8:13:10 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: george76

[cue Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis]

“No beer and back bacon, eh?”
“You got it, eh? What a buncha hosers.”


41 posted on 10/29/2007 8:22:23 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich!)
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To: george76

bookmark for later reading


42 posted on 01/09/2008 11:34:07 AM PST by redstates4ever
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