An aggressive campaign to resettle 1,500 Syrian refugees in New Brunswick, Canada has led to numerous reports of adult migrant men sexually harassing and threatening their new high school classmates.
According to TheRebel reporter Faith Goldy, a freedom of information request yielded 2,700 documents concerning the “fiasco” of placing “unassimilated Muslim migrant men” into Fredericton High School in New Brunswick.
During a week-long investigation into the situation at Fredericton, Goldy writes:
Sexual harassment. Bullying. Picking on the Jewish kids. Threatening and swearing at teachers. Talking about terrorist weapons, like rocket propelled grenades.
Demanding that men and women be separated, sharia style. Refusing to speak English.
It goes on and on.
In one document, highlighted in Goldy’s video report “The Hunt” below, one teacher notes:
We have been operating in an environment where there were no supports in place provided to us prior to the arrival of the Syrian newcomers [to] our high school, beyond the initial family interview and a language screener. We are living in in [sic] a province where there are no official ESL (EAL) courses for high school, no alternate programming for war-affected youth, no personnel that have designated roles, like translator-interpreters, for example to help us [sic] new set of cultural and social norms.
“There is an importation of sharia right here in Canadian schools,” Goldy continues in her report. “Not just anyone can greet Syrian migrants. It has to be someone of the same gender.”
Goldy describes teachers going out of their way to provide a Muslim prayer room for the migrants with enough dividers to keep the sexes separated, according to Muslim religious restrictions. In another report, she observes documents that show New Brunswick teachers reporting “excitement” among “students of a certain culture” on the day of the Brussels terror attack.
Yet another report documents concern about how the young adult Syrian men – in their 20s – are sexually harassing their 14- and 15-year-old female classmates and intimidating young Canadian boys in their classrooms.
“We have had numerous issues of bullying, intimidation, etc.,” says one report in the documents obtained. “Younger students are definitely less comfortable around older students – particularly males.”
Goldy also notes that Canadian mainstream media are not reporting any of the concerns about the Syrian migrants’ placement in the high schools. In April, the Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson reported that a story about a Canadian elementary school’s decision to allow Syrian refugee students “physically abuse their classmates and go unpunished” was actually removed from Nova Scotia newspaper The Chronicle Herald.
By Sunday morning, however, The Herald had pulled the story. In its place, the newspaper left a short statement explaining that: “Bullying is a sensitive subject. So is the integration of newcomers, particularly those who have faced challenges, even trauma, on their way here.”
In one particularly disturbing anecdote from the story (a cached version of which can still be found online), a woman tells how two refugee students have repeatedly used a chain to try and choke her third-grade daughter. One of the attackers reportedly yelled “Muslims rule the world!” while choking the girl. According to the mother, school staff broke up the assault but didn’t punish either of the attackers.
In March, provincial cabinet minister Francine Landry vowed to continue placing the Syrian refugees in the schools despite Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside’s request for a pause, reports CBC News.
“Some misinformation probably was the cause for their concern,” said Landry, the minister of post-secondary education, dismissing the concerns. “We straightened out the numbers and who is doing what and everything should be okay.”
As Breitbart News reported in January, the Obama administration sent a “Dear Colleague” guidance letter to United States school leaders, warning them against “targeting of particular students for harassment or blame,” particularly Muslim Syrian refugee students.
The letter stated:
We cannot permit discrimination or harassment in schools against students based on their actual or perceived race, religion, or national origin, because parents and students look to you for leadership, their hearing from you that such conduct is unconditionally wrong and will not be tolerated in our schools will make a real difference. In response to recent and ongoing issues, we also urge you to anticipate the potential challenges that may be faced by students who are especially at risk of harassment — including those who are, or are perceived to be, Syrian, Muslim, Middle Eastern, or Arab, as well as those who are Sikh, Jewish, or students of color. For example, classroom discussions and other school activities should be structured to help students grapple with current events and conflicting viewpoints in constructive ways, and not in ways that result in the targeting of particular students for harassment or blame.
The Department of Education said its goal is “to ensure that your schools and institutions of higher education are learning environments in which students are free from discrimination and harassment based on their race, religion, or national origin.”