Friday, September 1, 2017

BuskerFest 2017 hosts Eid celebrations for Toronto Muslims

Supposedly, it's their way of countering "Islamophobia." Here's how NOW, Toronto's alternative/mainstream freebie weekly, explains the arrangement:
If you want to send a message to white supremacists and xenophobes over the long weekend, consider stopping by the Toronto International BuskerFest at Woodbine Park. The 18th annual fundraiser for Epilepsy Toronto and the largest street-performers festival in North America is partnering with the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) to host the largest Eid celebration in the GTA. 
Eid al-Adha is a Muslim holiday that takes place September 1. In the past, MAC has hosted prayers and celebrations for over 15,000 people. On Friday at 10 am, prayer service will take place on the east side of Woodbine Park followed by celebrations at the festival. 
"Our theme for our Eid celebrations is 'diversity is our strength,'” says Akram Abdelrahman, who leads MAC’s Toronto chapter. “The multicultural essence of Islam is reflected in this Eid festival and the makeup of Canadian society. It is an opportunity for the wider community to observe and celebrate Eid with us.”
The Muslim Association of Canada, FYI, has allegedly funneled tens of millions of dollars to a Hamas-linked charity, which makes a lot of sense since it "appears to be one of the only organizations in the world that has acknowledged its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood

As for the "diversity is our strength" trope: I'm surprised the MuBros haven't already snapped that one up for themselves. (Actually, in a way, I suppose, they already have.)

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