I become a Muslim at the age of 11. Half of my family is Hindu and the other half is Christan.
Lately, my thoughts have been with my friend Khaled Al-Qazzaz who is being illegally detained by the Egyptian goverment. His case has drawn international attention of organizations like Amnesty iternational, Human Rights Watch, GlobalExchange Code Pink and the UN Humam Rights Council to name just a few.
As an administrator in public education, a Canadian who embraced Islam many years ago, and someone who has been involved in public education for the past 20 years, I am concerned about the “family values” letter that has surfaced in several boards across the GTA.
As the holidays approach, so too does a sense of disquiet about celebrating Christmas in public schools. Some feel that their ability even to use the word “Christmas” has been muted and they have been rendered invisible due to “political correctness.” Gone are the Christmas concerts and Christmas carols of the past.