Thursday, June 16, 2016

Toronto Launches Anti-"Islamophobia" Campaign That's a Huge "Insult"

That second "I" word was employed by Tarek Fatah re this poster for the city's new PR campaign:

Comments Fatah, who sees the fingerprints of manipulative Islamists here:
In a press release on Tuesday, OCASI revealed, “The City of Toronto and OCASI [Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants] are launching a Toronto public education campaign to address xenophobia, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiments.” 
It quoted Councillor Joe Cressy of Trinity-Spadina saying “OCASI has an extensive history of working with refugees and understand the barriers they face to integration. We appreciate their insights.” 
One of the first outcomes of OCASI’s “insights” was a poster that shows a white man confronting a black Muslim woman in hijab, telling her: “Go back to where you come from,” to which the black hijabi woman replies, “Where, North York?” 
In one sweep the City of Toronto depicted every white man as a racist bigot and perpetuated the victimhood of Muslims, a goal of all Islamists worldwide who hate the West. 
The question to Cressy is this: If you had to show a white male, then why didn’t you put your own face on the poster? Why leave it to an actor? 
Or perhaps OCASI could have asked Mayor John Tory to do the honours of being the white racist male?
Had they bothered to ask, I'm sure Mayor Tory would have been delighted to "check" his white male privilege by being the poster boy for this insulting effort.

As for me, I can't wait to see all the Muslims who "are part of Toronto" (although some may be bussed in from other nearby Ontario burgs such as Kitchener) at the Ayatollah's annual Israel-hate fiesta at Queen's Park.

And this year the "Allahu Akbars" will be hollered during Canada Day weekend--how awesome is that?

Update: The official press release reveals that NCCM, formerly known as CAIR-CAN (whose American branch, CAIR, was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holyland terrorism financing case), is involved:
“OCASI has the experience and reach to implement an effective educational campaign,” said Debbie Douglas, Executive Director of OCASI. “It is important that Torontonians from all walks of life take responsibility for not only welcoming refugees but also examining assumptions and stereotypes they may hold about Muslims, racialized communities, refugees in general, and refugees from the Middle East and Africa in particular. We hope this campaign will start to shift some of people’s erroneous and harmful assumptions,” stressed Douglas. 
“Racism hurts our communities in so many ways,” says Amira Elghawaby, Communications Director at the National Council of Canadian Muslims, a partner on the public awareness campaign. “It’s uplifting to see several key national and provincial organizations come together to encourage Torontonians to unite against discrimination. We all have a responsibility to speak out against all forms of racism, including Islamophobia. We must work together to ensure our cities are welcoming for all.”  
“Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world ─ this diversity contributes to our strength,” said Councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21 St. Paul's), Toronto's Newcomer Co- Advocate. “Our goal with this campaign is to get people thinking, talking and challenging the assumptions they may be making about others, not just new Torontonians.” 
The campaign, created in coordination with social impact agency Public Inc., includes out of home advertising as well as a digital and social media strategy aimed at sparking conversation. 
The overarching long-term goal is to create a Toronto that says “No” to all forms of discrimination and racism.
Great. When can have a conversation about--and say "NO" to--the discrimination and racism on display at the Queen's Park Al Quds Day?

Update: As I recall, the last time NCCM collaborated on a snooker-the-infidels campaign, it didn't go so well.


Moe said...

So, were the Toronto 18 "part of Toronto" or, not "part of Toronto"?

scaramouche said...

Now, now, that's the sort of "stereotyping" that the NCCM is trying to stamp out. ;)