CANADA: Teacher fired for “racist” tweets which aren’t racist at all


Michael Marshall was dismissed by the York Region District School Board for anti-Islam tweets which they seem to think are “racist.” (What ‘race’ is Islam?)

Hey Canada, Freedom of Speech does NOT give you the right NOT to be offended. If it does, it is NOT Freedom of Speech.

The Star  A Richmond Hill teacher has been fired following a 10-week investigation into “racist” (What ‘race’ is Islam?) comments critical of Islam that he allegedly posted online. Michael Marshall was dismissed following a meeting of the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) on Tuesday, said board spokesperson Licinio Miguelo. 


The investigation began after students at Richmond Green Secondary School discovered a Twitter account, @firstatheist, which featured a profile picture of Marshall.  At the time, the @YRDSB Twitter account said the board takes “concerns about racist (What ‘race’ is Islam?) tweets very seriously and are investigating.”

The @firstatheist account tweeted more than 4,500 times, including messages that said:

  • “I get sad when girls I teach decide to wear the hijab. I feel like a failure,”

  • “Hijabs make me sad.

  • “Kinda have this perverse urge to wear a hijab for a day and twerk in the street.”

  • “There is an absolute s***-ton of Muslims at Ikea tonight. Any special occasion?”

  • “I’m sorry but sharia law is incompatible with my democratic secular nation. You can have it, but keep it over there in backward land.”

On Twitter, Marshall self-identifies as the author of another account, @marshallisaboss. No tweets have come from that account since the allegations were made. 

That account only mentions Muslims once, quoting an article saying that Valentine’s Day is a threat to Muslim values, to which he responds “Really? No rose for you … do we agree with this?”

Muslims believe Valentine’s Day is MORE dangerous than AIDS, Ebola, and Cholera combined!