Forcing the Secular to Promote its Nemesis

In May 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that even private denominational schools could tailor a Québec government mandated curriculum in religious studies which aims to expose children to all mainstream faiths, as long as "it treats and teaches other religious traditions … with respect."

The Court's decision means that private Christian schools in Québec (and elsewhere if other provinces follow Québec's example), like their public sector counterpart, cannot avoid proselytizing in favour of a religion whose tenets are the antithesis of Judeo-Christian values and which considers Christians perverts for believing that Jesus is the Son God.

The impetus for Québec's mandatory religious studies program was the Bouchard-Taylor Commission trusting conclusion that the resistance to Islam's demand for accommodation and exceptions from the general secular curriculum was an unfortunate misunderstanding of what the religion was all about.

To make matters worse, the Court also ruled that those involved in exposing children to religious teachings and practices must leave out, or at least sugarcoat the nasty bits i.e. lie, less they be accused of showing disrespect for a religion, even one which demands unreciprocated reverence.

3:85 Whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.

48:28 It is He Who sent forth His Messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may exalt it above every other religion. Allah suffices as Witness.

The Koran does not recognize the separation of Church and State. It does however recognize the separation of religions. In fact, it demands it, invoking a paranoid fear of unbelievers.

3:28 Let not the believers take the unbelievers for friends, rather than the believers. Whoever does that has nothing to do with Allah, unless you guard against them fully! Allah warns you to beware of Him (warns you of His anger); and unto Him is the ultimate return!

3:118 O believers, do not take as close friends other than your own people (other than your co-religionists); they will spare no effort to corrupt you and wish to see you suffer. Hatred has already been manifest in what they utter, but what their hearts conceal is greater still. We have made clear Our Signs to you if only you understand.

Islam's request for special treatment in all spheres of human endeavor must be evaluated in this light, that of apartheid. The Québec government's and the Supreme Court's response to Islam's challenge illustrates a complete ignorance of Islamic scriptures, the Koran in particular, and will further tear us apart, not bring us closer.

Bernard Payeur