It's official! Now and forevermore, October has been set aside to "celebrate" "Islamic Heritage Month" in Ontario.
NDP leader Andrea Horwath, who spearheaded the effort, says she did so because she wants to fight "Islamophobia" in the province. But since, as we know, the amount of "Islamophobia" here pales in comparison to, say, the amount of Jew-hate, that's obviously a bunch of hooey. What Horwath really wants to do is parlay her championing of this cause into mucho Muslim votes for the NDP.
Now that it's a fait accompli, Jonathan Halevi asks (tongue lodged firmly in cheek) whether "ICNA's book on jihad, slave girls" will be included in what Ms. Horwath, in her clunky, Marxist locution, calls "an important opportunity to celebrate Islamic culture and to reaffirm that our province’s diversity is something to celebrate." (Thanks to MS for the linky.)
I don't think it's going too far out on a limb to say there's not a hope in Hades that that's going to happen.
Update: Something else that will never be included in Islamic Heritage Month "celebrations": "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."