Thursday, February 10, 2011

Because then music leads to dance and then who knows?

In Canada some newly arrived immigrants (colonists) have put their kids into public schools where music and physical education are mandatory.  But these colonists want their kids to be exempted from music and phys ed for religious reasons.  Ezra Levant I think says it as good as can be said (read the whole thing here):

One hundred-and- fifty-four Canadian soldiers have died in Afghanistan, not just for the big things such as fighting international terrorists, but for the small things, too.
Like the right of Afghan girls to go to school. Simple things, like the right to listen to music. These things were actually banned under the Taliban, which enforced sharia law.
So what would our soldiers think of Winnipeg's Louis Riel School Division, where a dozen Muslim immigrant families have demanded changes to the curriculum to accommodate their fundamentalist view of Islam? The families don't want boys and girls in the same classes, such as physical education.
Because, like himself said, :music could lead to dancing and who knows where it could go from there... "  Kids might have to go out of the city limits to have their prom, and there would be glitter, and corsages.  Oh the horror.....

Sorry, absolutely couldn't resist continuing the Footloose theme.


Borepatch said...

The solution, of course, is no government schools. Then the immigrants could send them anywhere they wanted!

Midwest Chick said...

These folks could be sending their kids to private schools but instead they are trying to make the public schools dance to their tune. That's why I use the term colonist rather than immigrant.

DirtCrashr said...

Why don't Baptists have sex standing up? Because it might lead to dancing.
Sheesh, the damage that multiculturalism has done is neverending. Not to mention rearending.

Midwest Chick said...

The problem is that multiculturalism isn't. It's turned out to be that the new group comes in and then demands that the majority culture kowtow to their whims. It wasn't like that before--groups came in and assimilated to the point where they could successfully interact with their adopted culture as well as swearing true allegiance to it while bringing the best of their culture to the mix.

Now they bring the worst of their culture to the mix and don't bother learning anything about the dominant culture or how to interact with it. Hence it is a colony--there's nothing multicultural about it--they want to force their ways onto the culture already in place and not have any interaction at all.