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University in Canada Pulls LGBTQ Poster After Muslims Complain

University in Canada Pulls LGBTQ Poster After Muslims Complain

“It should also be made clear that if you are not Muslim, you have no right to tell us what we can and cannot find offensive.”

The poster includes the image of two women in hijabs, kissing. This didn’t sit well with some folks.

The College Fix reports:

Canadian university pulls LGBTQ poster after Muslim community complains

A university in Ontario, Canada deleted from a social media page an image of two women dressed in hijabs kissing due to complaints from the local Muslim community.

According to The London Free Press, Western University had posted the image to its Instagram account for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. The picture (below) also featured two (black and white) men kissing, a person in a wheelchair with a sexually ambiguous partner, and a black man and woman.

The “firestorm” of complaints noted the image was “inappropriate” and “disrespectful” due to “religious and spiritual” nature of the hijab.

Iman Abd Alfatah Twakkal said that while the Muslim community “respect[s] the human rights of everyone as protected under Ontario’s human rights bill” and “appreciate[s] that the intent is to promote inclusion,” the Western U. poster was “doing the opposite . . . singling a Muslim religious symbol in that setting is inappropriate.”

A Change.org petition began last week demanding Western remove the image. It sought 50,000 supporters and currently has over 35,500.

“[I]t should be made clear that this is not an attack on the LGBT+ community, and the existence of queer Muslims is acknowledged,” the petition reads. But “this does not mean that the Muslim community should allow any or all elements of its religion to be used to propagate any notion one deems worthy.

“It should also be made clear that if you are not Muslim, you have no right to tell us what we can and cannot find offensive.”

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Comments

Imagine the response if a Catholic group had asked that theirs be taken down… Yup, from the song: imagine to the sound of silence…

But then again, they don’t have a fr martin, sj that’d hang it on his church board

Jack Klompus | May 23, 2022 at 8:42 am

Wow those university officials must’ve really had a “thinker” there.

The muslim card is similar to the race card, but strikes more fear in the heart when flashed.

henrybowman | May 23, 2022 at 1:35 pm

Infighting.
Popcorn.

    Idonttweet in reply to henrybowman. | May 23, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Pander to one special interest group and piss off another. Who do they fear the most? Which is most likely to react with violence?

the existence of queer Muslims is acknowledged

Only so long as they don’t control the levers of power, then said Muslims will be executed, or just summarily thrown off a building by the offended.

Jack Klompus | May 24, 2022 at 9:20 am

Perfect example of why these “activists” have little credibility and should be mercilessly mocked for their gutless hypocrisy and cowardice.

Antifundamentalist | May 24, 2022 at 10:51 am

Oh, when special groups rights collide.

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