On Monday, the Muslim Association of Canada released a statement demanding Justin Trudeau apologize for his statements regarding the thousands of concerned citizens who took part in parents' rights protests last week.
The group accused the prime minister of demonizing families and alienating students who refuse to go along with the far-left gender ideology being inserted into the curriculum at schools across the nation.
"The Muslim Association of Canada strongly condemns remarks on recent protests made by certain politicians, including our Prime Minister, as well as statements from school boards, unions, and reports from some media outlets," the statement began.
The group went on to suggest that, "by characterizing the peaceful protests of thousands of concerned parents as hateful, Canadian leaders and school boards are setting a dangerous precedent of using their position of influence to unjustly demonize families, and alienate countless students."
As a result, it argued, Muslim students could face "increased bullying and harassment in schools, both by educators and peers."
There have been numerous cases of such students being "coerced into activities that contradict their faith," or otherwise attacked for adhering to their parents' beliefs. A teacher in Edmonton, for example, was caught on tape berating Muslim students for not doing enough to support Pride, many aspects of which go against their cultural and religious beliefs. She even went so far as to suggest that they "don't belong" in Canada if they weren't on board with the LGBTQ agenda.
"We call on politicians and school boards, beginning with Prime Minister Trudeau, to retract their deeply inflammatory and divisive comments," the statement concluded, "and issue an apology to the thousands of Canadian parents hurt by these comments."
On September 20, countless parents and allies took part in 1 Million March 4 Children events held in cities from Victoria to Halifax. The protests, organized by Muslim activist Kamel El-Cheikh, were billed as a peaceful way for people to voice their concerns, however, Trudeau and others quickly dismissed them as hateful.
The prime minister posted on X on the day of the protests saying he and his government "strongly condemn this hate and its manifestations, and ... stand united in support of 2SLGBTQI+ Canadians across the country."
Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre showed his support for the protestors on Tuesday, sharing the MAC's statement on X.
"I agree," he said. "Trudeau should retract, stop dividing, drop his radical agenda & butt out so parents can raise their kids."
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