Monday, August 22, 2011

A Meeting of the Minds--Harpoon S. and TDSB Chair Chris B.

This about says it all re the Toronto District School Board's pathological cluelessness--Eye On a Crazy Planet reports that board chair Chris Bolton thinks Harpoon Siddiqui (of all people) has a good handle on the mosqueteria situation:
When asked by email, "Do you support or oppose the use of school facilities for religious services during school hours in TDSB schools?" TDSB Chair Chris Bolton responded, “Siddiqui said it all in The Star.” When asked to clarify if he takes the same position that Haroon Siddiqui takes in his column, he answered, “yes.” In his Star column, Siddiqui expresses support for Islamic prayer in TDSB schools that requires "gender apartheid" and segregation of menstruating girls.
It's finally happened--I'm at a loss for words.
TDSB Chair Chris Bolton gives thumbs up to this--gender segregation and chicks-on-the-rag forced to the back of a public school mosqueteria. Rather like supporting it's-the-back-of-the-bus-for-you-Rosa-Parks, no?

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