Steven Lewis Simpson

My response to Town Removes Nativity after Muslims Complain article and hate filled anti Muslim comments

I just read this article and the appallingly naive hateful comments below and had to respond. I’m not a fan of religion but the attacks on Islam are so hate filled that if they were against a race or sex we’d be fighting harder against it.

Town Removes Nativity after Muslims Complain
By Christine Bouthillier, QMI Agency

MONTREAL – A posh Montreal suburb has decided to remove a nativity scene and menorah from town hall rather than acquiesce to demands from a Muslim group to erect Islamic religious symbols.

The decision by the Town of Mount Royal upsets a Christian resident who says the town is abandoning an established tradition under pressure from a tiny religious minority.

Town councillors of several different religions unanimously decided to remove the Christian and Jewish items.

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This was my comment

Interesting how most of those making comments clearly didn’t pay much attention to the article as the Muslims were not asking anything to be taken down just to participate. There was a Menorah there as well as the nativity and of course I’d assume you’d all do a little research before commenting but Jewish people in Montreal are a smaller minority than Muslims and of course Muslims would not ask for the nativity to be taken down when they worship Jesus, unlike those that follow Judaism. The council are the ones exhibiting prejudice by not allowing these three members of the same religious family to participate together. The comments here prove the degree of hate and prejudice and ignorance that the Muslim population have to face daily. Pity the freedom of religion and freedom from religion that is enshrined in the US constitution is given so little regard by those posting here.

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