Muslim parents say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is either “lying or he is misinformed” after he blamed the “American right-wing” for Canadian Muslims’ opposition to gender ideology and LGBTQ curriculum in K-12 education.
“It’s shocking that Trudeau would use the same kind of silly arguments that are being used in the United States,” Kareem Monib, a parent from Montgomery County, Maryland, told Fox News Digital. “I’m surprised that they don’t have anything else to say other than to accuse parents who are truly concerned and want to pass on their religious teachings to their kids — to say that that’s right-wing manipulation.”
“It’s just sad,” Monib added. “He’s either lying or he’s misinformed. The curriculum is there. Everyone can read it.”
MUSLIM PARENT: TRUDEAU IS ‘LYING’ OR HE IS ‘MISINFORMED’
In his response to the Muslim community, Trudeau said there is not “aggressive teaching or conversion of kids into being LGBT,” claiming that narrative had been “weaponized” by people on the “far right who have consistently stood against Muslim rights.”
Binnish Mustafa, another Montgomery Country parent to a seven-year-old special needs child, said Trudeau “really needs to go to the public school classroom and sit there and see the discussions that follow certain classroom books that are being discussed.”
“This accusation of right-wing manipulation is actually a way for them to avoid looking at their own role and responsibility in creating this situation,” he added.
The frustration among Muslim parents in Canada reached a boiling point after audio surfaced of an Edmonton Public Schools teacher berating Muslim students for skipping school in order to avoid Pride events.
“It goes two ways. If you want to be respected for who you are, if you don’t want to suffer prejudice for your religion, your color of skin or whatever, then you better give it back to people who are different from you. That’s how it works,” said the teacher.
Mustafa said that in today’s modern society, more value is placed on the freedom to love whomever you choose than the freedom to practice your religion.
“It’s just really funny, love is love when it’s with man, woman, somebody that’s part of the LGBTQ. But love is not love if it’s with God. There is no love with God,” she said. “So you can accept boundaries when it comes to a relationship, but you can’t accept those boundaries if it’s set by God?”
“I would say, Mr. Trudeau, how accepting and tolerating are you of views that are different than yours? I mean, you don’t seem like the nicest guy when it comes to that,” Mustafa added.