Principal under investigation for anti-Muslim posts

York public school board probing allegations a Markham elementary school principal put up offensive Facebook posts.

By Noor Javed, News reporter
Toronto Star | September 6, 2016

The York Region District School Board is investigating allegations that an elementary school principal put anti-Muslim posts on her Facebook page.

A spokesman for the board said it was aware of concerns raised by a community member about public postings on a Facebook page under the name Ghada Sadaka. Sadaka is identified as a principal in the York board on the page.

“We take all matters of this nature seriously. After learning of the allegations, the board has begun an investigation,” said YRDSB spokesperson Licinio Miguelo.

“This is a personnel matter, and as such details cannot be provided, however we will conduct a thorough investigation, follow all protocols and policies and take any necessary measures,” he said.

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The National Council of Canadian Muslims called allegations that a principal posted Islamophobic messages “disturbing.”

“We welcome a full investigation,” said Amira Elghawaby, communications director for the council.

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