Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has lengthy sought to current himself because the voice of minority teams. His Liberal Celebration has gone out of its method to enchantment to the likes of recent immigrants, girls, ethnic and non secular minorities and the so-called 2SLGBTQQIA+ group.
However now, this coalition of minorities is falling aside. That is due to the rising pushback in opposition to the educating and promotion of gender ideology in Canada’s state-run faculty system.
In Canada, as in a lot of the West, academics are encouraging college students to query their gender and to undertake new pronouns, whereas colleges are organising storytelling occasions led by drag queens. A lot of that is occurring with out dad and mom’ consent or, in some circumstances, even with out their information.
Now, some dad and mom in Canada have had sufficient and they’re taking their anger to the streets. Final month, a whole lot of oldsters rallied exterior three colleges in Ottawa. Final week, crowds gathered in Mississauga, a city neighbouring Toronto. And the resistance is rising.
Notably, many of those protests are being led by seen minorities – by Muslim Canadians, specifically. Many of those Muslim protesters aren’t simply attacking gender ideology, however are additionally immediately criticising Trudeau for presiding over a woke agenda that they strongly reject. ‘Fuck Trudeau’ flags are ubiquitous at these dad and mom’ protests.
What’s extra, the Muslim Canadians main the protests aren’t shy about the truth that their rejection of gender ideology flows from their non secular beliefs. Different non secular Canadians, together with Christians and Sikhs, have made comparable objections. ‘Go away our youngsters alone’ has turn into the common rallying cry, which has united gender-critical dad and mom of all faiths and none.
True to type, Trudeau has dismissed the protests as being pushed by ‘disinformation’, which he blames on far-right teams within the US. He has tried to indicate that the protesters are gullible and misguided.
Trudeau deployed comparable ways in opposition to the Freedom Convoy in January 2022. When truckers descended on Ottawa in protest in opposition to the federal government’s draconian Covid insurance policies, Trudeau dismissed them as racists and bigots – because the puppets of sinister far-right forces south of the border. Though Trudeau and the media tried to painting the truckers and their supporters as white supremacists, in fact, the protesters spanned the demographic variety of Canada, together with younger and previous folks, folks of color and new immigrants.
The sight of Muslim Canadians and different seen minorities has created an issue for Trudeau and his cheerleaders within the woke commentariat. In any case, these offended dad and mom are imagined to be ‘their’ constituency. Those that are normally first on the ramparts to denounce alleged acts of Islamophobia now discover themselves in open battle with Muslim communities. They even appear shocked to find that conservative Muslims haven’t purchased into their faux-progressive ideology.
To the dismay of Trudeau and the Liberals, teams that they’ve lengthy claimed to talk for have discovered their very own voice. And they’re refusing to sing from the woke hymn sheet. Lengthy could the revolt proceed.
Rupa Subramanya is a columnist for the Nationwide Submit. Comply with her on Twitter: @rupasubramanya.
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