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Muslim Educator Receives Hateful Online Comments for Opposing Gender Ideology

  • Opposing gender ideology, Muslim educator Bahira Abdulsalam receives abusive messages
  • Muslim mother determined to defend children rights, saying she wouldn’t be bullied or silenced

A Toronto Muslim educator and mother has become the target of abusive messages from progressives online for opposing gender ideology which contradict with Islamic tenets.

“You cannot imagine the amount of threats, insults I am getting just because I am saying I want my children to be educated without gender ideology,” Bahira Abdulsalam told True North.

“They are trying to silence me, and they are trying to scare me.”

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Abdulsalam currently serves on the Toronto District School Board’s Parent Involvement Advisory Committee. She also ran for mayor in the 2023 mayoral by-election.

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Recently, she has received hateful messages, many including xenophobic comments, telling her to go back to the country she emigrated from. She shared some of these messages.

“Go back to your own country you hateful bigot. YOU ARE NOT WANTED IN CANADA LEAVE NOW.” 

“Take your fundamentalist religious extremism and MOVE BACK TO THE THEOCRACY YOU CAME FROM.”

“Move you bigot to some authoritarian backwater, let you raise your kids to be bigots like you want to. What are house prices in Tehran these days. Gladly swap you for someone actually wants freedoms.”

Abdulsalam has also received messages targeting her Islamic faith and hijab.

“How about keeping your medieval religious wear from our schools. It must scare modern kids to see this & learn that in some religions, men require the women to dress this way because they cannot be trusted to not rape them.”

“Keep the hijab out of schools.”


Despite these messages, Abdulsalam says she won’t be bullied or silenced.

“Let’s say that Professional Engineers Ontario decided to take away my license, is this going to make me stop defending my child or other people’s children? No.”

“I am not worried about them cancelling me,” she added. 

She added that these messages even make her more determined to continue advocating against gender ideology.

 “I am a single mother. I have lots of things to care about. All (I am doing) is I’m speaking the truth,” said Abdulsalam.

“When people say the truth, it becomes so powerful. This is my weapon that is threatening them.”

In Islam, Christianity, and all divine religions, same-sex relationship and marriage are totally prohibited.

Regarding the position of Islam,

Allah says in the Qur’an, “O humanity! Indeed, We created you from a male and a female, and made you into peoples and tribes so that you may ˹get to˺ know one another. Surely the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous among you. Allah is truly All-Knowing, All-Aware.” (Qur’an 49:13)