More on the Webber Academy

We reported last week on the Webber Academy, a private school in Alberta that received a punitive judgment from the Human Rights Commission for “discriminating” against Muslims.

The school administration thought they were treating all religious faiths equally when they enforced a rule against any religious observance in school. But that’s not the way it works in Dhimmi Bizarro World, where treating Muslims the same as everyone else means they are being discriminated against.

The school got its come-uppance from the HRC after the parents of Muslim students filed a complaint. Now the Webber Academy has to pay a fine and change its practices to conform with sharia practices.

The following TV news report features interviews with students and parents who feel they were victimized by the school. Pay special attention to what a non-Muslim human rights activist has to say about halfway through:

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

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5 thoughts on “More on the Webber Academy

  1. The commentator starts off by saying about the prayers in question, “It’s private. It’s personal.” But then she says that, owing to the banning of the prayers, the students suffer from a “sense of isolation.” Isolation from what? Something private and personal isn’t shared with the crowd, so wouldn’t that alone serve to isolate the students?

    One of the mothers said, “Do we have to choose between our faith and being Canadian?” How well she plays this victim card, but what she complains about is a false dichotomy. Does she really think that Canadian children in public schools are allowed to pray as they want, according to their faith? How about being a Protestant here in southern Ontario, where no prayers are allowed in the public schools (except for Valley Park Middle School in Toronto where an Imam is brought in on Friday afternoon to conduct prayers in the Mosqueteria – sorry, I meant “cafeteria”). But for a Protestant child in a public school, there is no time or place allowed for private prayer—but somehow these Christian children manage to hold on to their Canadian identity.

    What the human rights advocate said was, “As a pluralistic society we have to be better.” The commentator of this piece said that the parents felt the school “could use a lesson regarding inclusion.” They all appear to be reading from the same playbook. Surely, in this great pluralistic society of Canada, there’s a place for a private school which doesn’t want to allow religious expression on its campus.

  2. It was a private school. So enroll your kids elsewhere, obviously you have the money (somehow) to send them to another private school, or failing that, to a public school. And it’s not like it’s the only school for hundreds of miles in any direction, probably more like hundreds of yards.

  3. Yes, it’s rather paradoxical: you enforce a blinding uniformity by claiming accommodation to “pluralism”. If every establishment has to accommodate every religion, then there is no distinction anywhere. That’s the exact opposite of pluralism: an enforced similarity and a ban on differences. A true pluralism would accommodate the right of Catholic institutions to refuse abortion or contraception practices. And what is the chance of finding any Canadian “Human Rights” organization supporting that?

    Note: I’m in favor of contraception and access to abortions, but those involved should find non-Catholic institutions.

    The students seem relatively nice. Perhaps they should reflect that their “excellent” education allows them to consider the possibility that there is a world outside of Islamic doggerel, a possibility which seems to have eluded them as brainwashed Muslims.

  4. Since the Muslims now have to “right” to have prayer on campus, why not have a similar lawsuit demanding Christian prayer on campus, and invite all to partake. How could the “human rights commission” refuse? The rules should apply equally to everyone, but I don’t think the Muslims would allow praying with Christians or Jews.

    One comment said the students “seem very nice”. Muslims are always nice when there are more of you than there are of them. When Webber Academy becomes a Muslim School, that will all change, and it will be the same as in a country like Iran. Christians, Jews and any non-muslims will be persecuted. And gays?, we all know how that will end up. Are we getting too dumb to survive in this world?

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