Last week I called Manitoba's announcement of Islamic History Month "an extraordinary act of dhimmitude."
Of course, that's not what the Chairwoman of Islamic History Month Canada, Shahina Siddiqui, calls it. She says that it is an opportunity for Muslims to "celebrate, inform, educate and share with fellow Canadians the Muslim cultural heritage" in order to "help build a more inclusive, compassionate and multicultural Canada."
Let's put aside the fact that for some Canadians, the Muslim cultural heritage, with its appalling record of violence, hatred, bigotry, and barbarity, is something we'd rather not share (for evidence-based confirmation of this description, consider the work of Bat Ye'or, Sir Martin Gilbert, Robert Irwin, Steven Emerson, Efraim Karsh, and Ibn Warraq). Let's simply consider Ms. Siddiqui's own record as an advocate for Islam.