The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is investigating a disturbing comment allegedly made by a substitute teacher at a Scarborough elementary school last week.
Abigail Francis, whose son attends sixth grade at Norman Cook Public School, says 11-year-old Isaiah came home upset last Tuesday after he was asked to do a poetry assignment titled All the Places We Love. “Isaiah wanted clarity on the question and the teacher responded, ‘It’s like home sweet home, or for you, in a dark alleyway like a crackhead,’ ” claims Francis.
She believes the comment was racially motivated, given that her son is one of only two black students in the class. She says after the incident, another student who overheard the interaction approached Isaiah. “He spoke out to say it was racist, and he said, ‘Isaiah, if I had gone up there, he wouldn’t have said anything because I’m white. And you shouldn’t take that.’ “
Francis says the young student and a handful of others who had heard the comment accompanied Isaiah to the principal’s office to make a complaint against the teacher.
In a statement, the TDSB tells CityNews the teacher has now been put on home assignment pending the outcome of an investigation. “If the allegation is founded, it is completely unacceptable and goes against the considerable work the TDSB is doing to combat racism, bias and oppression,” writes TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird. “We are committed to ensuring every student feels valued everyday by the staff in our schools.”
Bestselling author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza sat down with PragerU and corrected the record. Dinesh exposes the socialism that underpins Fascist behavior and thought. D’Souza opens by addressing the fact that we know who the ideological founders of Capitalism and Communism are, that being Adam Smith and Karl Marx, but who is the “philosopher of Fascism”?
It must be noted that one of the left’s favorite tactic is rewriting history.
It is inherent in any Orwellian tale and it has not escaped our current one. D’Souza argues that most people will not know who this “philosopher of Fascism” is because left-leaning historians have decided to “erase him from history to avoid confronting Fascism’s actual beliefs”.
Giovanni Gentile is the ideological father of Fascism. He was born in 1875 and was the student of Karl Marx. Gentile’s ideas were similarly radical in this age of radical thought and he contended that the state should resemble a family, an ideal still held by leftists today. During then-Governor Mario Cuomo’s 1984 address at the Democrat National Convention, he said America was “an extended family where, through the government, people all take care of each other.” In 2012 the slogan for the DNC was “The government is the only thing we all belong to.”
How miserably bleak . . .
Gentile, an ardent Socialist, considered his Fascist conceptions to be the most “workable” form of Socialism. “Fascism mobilizes people by appealing to their national identity, as well as their class,” D’Souza notes. “Fascists are Socialists with a national identity.”
Gentile argued that all private action should “be oriented to serve society”. There was to be no distinct boundary separating private interest and public interest. He saw the state as the administrative wing of society, and therefore all of society must do what is in the interest of the state, at the state’s will.
Benito Mussolini paraphrased Gentile in his Dottrina del Fascismo, “All is in the state and nothing human exists or has value outside the state.” Just as bleak as the DNC slogan in 2012.
Democrat progressives, in full agreement with Gentile, love and push for a centralized state, which manifests itself in stuff like the recent state expansion into private sectors like healthcare, banking, education, and energy. The left wants to pin Fascism to the Republicans, but the historic roots and ideological and philosophical DNA do no match. Conservatives are believers in small government in order to limit the power of the state and empower individual freedoms, the left wants to take freedom from the individual and grant the state control over your life.
“To acknowledge Gentile is to acknowledge that Fascism bears a deep kinship to the ideology of today’s left. So, they will keep Gentile where they’ve got him: dead, buried, and forgotten,” concludes D’Souza.
“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a
Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle
against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality
today there is no difference between Jordanians,
Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and
tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of
a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand
that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian
people’ to oppose Zionism.
“For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state
with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa.
While as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa,
Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we
reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even
a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”
(PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein, in a 1977
interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw.)
leftist ideology is more important than helping needy children
Schools in Newfoundland and Labrador will no longer be participating in a popular holiday charity.
The province’s English School District has directed all schools to cease participation in Operation Christmas Child, a campaign that gives schools and individuals the opportunity to fill a shoebox with small gifts to send to children in need in more than 150 countries.
The campaign is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, a non-denominational evangelical organization.
District trustees voted at a public meeting on Nov. 25 to end any provincial school participation in the program after concerns were raised about the policies of Samaritan’s Purse.
“This organization is on record with its statement of beliefs that it requires its co-ordinating volunteers to sign statements of faith that are in direct conflict with our inclusive philosophy, particularly as it pertains to the LGBT community,” said director of education Tony Stack.
A non-profit Muslim organization based in Canada has promised to adjust its recruitment policies following the resurfacing of social media posts by a former student volunteer that included a prayer for God to “ruin the homes of the Jew.”
Muslim Awards for Excellence (MAX) executive team member Omar Raza told the Washington Free Beacon that Leyan Saleh’s comments run “contrary to our values and mission.”
Saleh, who graduated from Toronto’s Ryerson University last year, tweeted in 2014, “Keep Palestine in your prayers. During this holy night. Ya Allah #3rdIntifada,” a reference to violent uprising by Palestinians against Israeli Jews.
In 2015, she wrote, “”#tweetpalestinianexpressionsinenglish May god ruin the homes of the Jew ‘ye5rib bait il yahud.'”
Saleh served until 2017 as a “youth facilitator” at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, charged with helping young refugees integrates into Canadian society, according to her LinkedIn profile. Her current career status is as an “Outspoken sociology graduate pursuing teaching opportunities in the Middle East.”
Raza said Saleh only served as a volunteer for MAX’s 2016 gala.
“At the time [of Saleh’s involvement], our Human Resources lead would review resumes and relevant work experience in order to confirm suitability. We have expanded our volunteer recruitment process to include a formalized application, multiple interviews, and additional review of experiences for each volunteer,” said Raza.
Since the exposure of her tweets, Saleh’s profile page on the site has been removed.
MAX will be adding a statement of principles of inclusion and equity to its website, said Raza.
MAX was founded to “elevate the brand of Muslims in Canada by recognizing & motivating high achievement,” according to its mission statement.
Saleh’s tweets were publicized by a controversial campus watch dog, Canary Mission, which anonymously lists the names, affiliations, and social media activity of individuals the organizationbelieves to be “promoting hatred of the USA, Israel, and Jews on college campuses in North America.”
Ryerson University has dealt with multiple anti-Semitism controversies in the last year, including being forced to terminate a teaching assistant who advocated to “purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of Jews.”