The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) is being asked to consider changing a secondary school mascot.
The Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee brought the request forward, suggesting that the Catholic Central “Crusaders” adopt a new moniker.
Committee chair Rifat Hussain told 980 CFPL that the mascot references the Crusades, a series of holy wars fought in the Middle Ages.
“It’s still a part of history that’s not pretty,” said Hussain.
“When you look at history books, it always sides on the victor. So when you look at it from an academic perspective, it’s only one side. You’re not telling the other side of the story. That’s what we want to address.”
Hussain argues that having a mascot that celebrates a dark moment in history makes it harder for the city to become more diverse and inclusive.
“That constant reminder of what happened in the past is not helping.”
The request is part of a larger bid by the committee to get both the London District Catholic School Board and the Thames Valley District School Board to reconsider some of its school mascots, particularly those that deal with or reference negative historical events.
980 CFPL has reached out to the LDCSB for comment but has yet to receive a response.
In other words, Muslims like Hussain, don’t want the facts about the Crusades to be known. That is, that Muslims were the aggressors, the relentless, brutal killing force that was seeking to conquer the whole of Europe and kill or subjugate all non-Muslims in their path. Hussain uses the excuse that Muslims lost these wars to claim it’s not helpful. It’s not helpful to her cause of spreading Islam.
In fact, it wasn’t a dark moment. It saved the Western world as we know it today – although we are losing again – and the West needs more reminders of Islam’s deadly past.
The West needs to understand that people like Hussain are holy warriors that continue to fight against non-Muslims in a multitude of ways. Terrorism and jihad are not the only threat, and possibly not the most worrisome threat we face. It’s political – on school boards, advisory committees, government positions – all avenues where Muslims are forcing non-Muslims into submission. In Canada, M103 is just one example.
First they’ll erase history. Then they will ensure that non-Muslims cannot discuss or retell historical facts, but only Muslim-approved, fantastically whitewashed versions of history that omit actual facts. And that new “history” will be forced into your children’s school curriculum. That is sharia.
Here’s the side of history Hussain wants eliminate: