First, I must mention I highly respect your personal perspectives on most issues and your excellent skills as a commentator but on the topic of religious rights in Canada I hope a different perspective will be considered.
Islam must never be “accommodated” in a decent and just society for the following reasons:
In Italy, Islam is not a religion.
Article > “Italy: Islam denied income tax revenue”
“……..Politicians from the ruling coalition cite radical imams, polygamy and failure to uphold women’s rights by Muslims immigrants as obstacles to recognizing Islam as an official religion in Italy………”
Fact > Muslims have perpetrated 20,000 ISLAMIC terrorist attacks all over the world in the name of their god…. Evidence that “islam” is not a religion of peace.
Article > Governments from all around the world “accommodate” the ideology known as ”islam” and after the bombing of the Glasgow airport by a muslim medical Doctor, the staff at Glasgow hospitals were told not to offend muslims by eating food during their ramidan ( The Sunday Times )
In an effort to ensure that no Muslim doctors ever again try to bomb Glasgow Airport, bureaucrats at Glasgow’s public hospitals have decreed that henceforth no staff may eat lunch at their desks or in their offices during the holy month of Ramadan, so that fasting Muslims shall not be offended by the sight or smell of their food. Vending machines will also disappear from the premises during that period. — http://www.city-journal.org/html/eon2007-08-17td.html
And the prayer that is said in their mosques during this so-called ‘holy month’ and at all other ‘prayer’ times…
“Oh Allah, give victory to Muslims and Islam…Oh Allah, give defeat to the Kufaar and Mushriqeen” [Translation from Arabic into English]
At almost every Islamic service in Canada, this Prayer is recited by clerics at the end of their sermons and they will continue to incite hatred towards us and the supremacy of sharia if left unchallenged.
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Everything “offends” the adherents of islam. Husbands refuse male doctors attending to their wives in the Emergency room, muslim taxi drivers have refused to accept passengers who have a seeing-eye dog with them. muslim taxi drivers have also refused to take customers who are carrying an unopened bottle of alcohol purchased from the airport DUTY FREE store. The list goes on.
For over 1,400 years, muslims, because they are told in their koran that they are superior insist others “accommodate” ie SUBMIT to their demands.
A dhimmi is someone who submits to islam and walks away content with the fact that she will not be served by a muslim. “Faith McGregor” has said she and all other Canadians are worthy of respect.
This muslim barber (Omar Mahrouk) has a choice. There are 56 ISLAMIC STATES to choose to do business.
IN ENGLISH, THE WORD “ISLAM” means “SUBMIT”
I will not submit.