Socially conservative Muslims across the West have been increasingly critical of the governmental push to prioritize LGBT ideology in schools and elsewhere.
Last year, a large group of concerned parents in a largely Muslim district in Dearborn, Michigan, showed up to protest the inclusion of what they believed to be inappropriate material being offered to young students.
A non-binary identified woman was loudly booed by Muslim protesters at the Dearborn Public Schools board meeting in Michigan. Muslim families and community activists are protesting against the use of LGBTQ books. pic.twitter.com/oWVLKfdh4S
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More recently, Muslim demonstrators took to the streets in Canada to rail against that country’s prioritization of LGBT issues. Specifically, protesters gathered near Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office in opposition to the “pride” banners that had replaced Canada’s flags on various public buildings.
Video of the event revealed chants of “the flag has to go” and “leave our kids alone” as individual demonstrators offered their motivation for showing up to the demonstration.
“We need the Canadian flag up there,” said one individual motioning to the rainbow flag flying from the nearby building. “This is the prime minister of Canada. It should only be the Canadian flag.”
The latest protest is just the most recent example of Canadians of various faiths standing up to the perceived indoctrination. This month alone, there have been two other high-profile demonstrations.
First, an interfaith group showed up in Ottawa to denounce a local school district’s proliferation of explicit LGBT content.
“Everyone on our side of this has been too afraid to speak up, but those days are over,” said participant Chris Elston. “People are learning about this, they’re learning how to speak about this, and we’re never gonna be quiet again.”
A week later, Muslims and Christians alike protested a similar issue in Calgary, where one demonstrator asserted: “We stand together, as a Canadian people as a Muslim and a Christian, to protect our children.”
Also this month, the city council in Hamtramck, Michigan, which is comprised entirely of Muslims, voted to prohibit the LGBT flags from being displayed on public property.
Mayor Amer Ghalib pushed back against the “extortion” of LGBT activists in response to the city’s decision to “stay neutral when it comes to flying flags of different groups,” asserting that the rule was meant to emphasize “the neutrality of civil government and not discriminating against anyone or giving privileges to anyone in the case of raising flags in public.”