Hands up, don’t shake!
Note: The below was written some 24 hours ago but couldn’t post for technical reasons. The story is not as current anymore, but the message sadly is.
We’re bending over backwards to tolerate intolerance:
A Sydney school has adopted a policy allowing Muslim schoolboys to refuse to shake hands with women.At a recent awards ceremony at Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College, female presenters were told by one of the two principals that some students would not shake their hands because of their Muslim faith, The Australian reported.The boys were instead permitted to place a hand across their chest to show they would not be taking the hand of the women, many of them well-known figures from the local community.A spokesman from the NSW Department of Education confirmed this was an “agreed protocol” developed with staff, parents and boys at the small, culturally diverse public school of 354 students from year 7-10.
I particularly like the mushy multiculturalism of the Department: “The Department of Education requires its schools to recognise and respect the cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds of all students, with the intent to promote an open and tolerant attitude towards a diverse Australian community.”
With respect, I would suggest to the Department that telling boys in Australia in 2017 that it’s OK not to shake women’s hands promotes neither an open and tolerant attitude towards women nor an open and tolerant attitude towards other cultures by the community.
Multiculturalism fetishises diversity as the ultimate good and an end in itself. Most people out there don’t care exactly whether 182 or 156 ethnic groups are represented in their community; they just want to live in a safe, happy, vibrant and exciting but cohesive society. For an average person multiculturalism might be the means to that end; at worst it might actually be an obstacle to achieving or maintaining it.
It is now pretty clear that in the left’s hierarchy of worthiness, ethnicity (other than Caucasian) and religion (other than Christianity) trumps everything else – gender, sexuality, or class. If a 10 year old Anglo boy refused to shake a woman’s hand, the sisterhood would be in uproar, decrying sexism and bigotry, and probably arguing that the boy should be removed from his oppressively patriarchal home; instead they are celebrating “diversity” and rejoicing how “open and tolerant” they are. Next they will be covering their head to make the boy more comfortable in his teaching environment. I would like to think I’m joking but nothing will surprise me anymore.
P.S. Somewhat related:
A primary school headteacher has been forced to work from home by death threats from Muslim parents who hate her western values.
Trish O’Donnell, head of Clarksfield Primary School in Oldham, has endured ‘harassment and intimidation’ in the form of ‘aggressive verbal abuse’ and ‘threats to blow up her car’ from parents pushing conservative Muslim ideals.
Parents have complained the way she dresses is ‘unsuitable’ and that pictures of her daughters in her office are ‘offensive’.
The school is mostly filled with Pakistani pupils who do not speak English as a first language. A section of its website titled British values only reads: ‘coming soon’.
Since becoming head in 2006, Mrs O’Donnell has taken the school Ofsted rating from needing improvement to good.
Doesn’t matter; she’s clearly an filthy infidel whore.