‘It has just shattered me. I am broken’
John Alabi of Ontario, Canada, fined for offending his Muslim tenants by not removing his shoes when he walked into their apartment.
Canada is now fining its citizens for offending people of the Islamic faith.
John Alabi, 53, is a Christian and landlord who lives in the Toronto area has been ordered to pay a fine of $12,000 by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal because he failed to remove his shoes when he entered the apartment he was renting to a Muslim couple.
His crime? Religious discrimination, according to the tribunal.
The tenants were planning to move out of his rental home, and he says he gave the couple the required 24-hours notice that he would be showing the apartment to another tenant.
Alabi says he does not have the money to pay the fine and doesn’t know what he’s going to do.
“What about my rights?” asks the father of three, who has since sold the house. “What about my rights to show my place so I could rent it and put food on the table for my family?”
“I don’t have the money. I work very hard. If they go into my bank account right now, I don’t have $12,000 there,” says Alabi, who lost thousands of dollars in legal fees and time off work.
“It has just shattered me. I am broken. I am broken.”
While it sounds extreme that a Canadian government agency would order a citizen to pay money to a Muslim for offending the Muslim faith, the U.S. is rife with examples of progressives attempting to implement similar restrictions upon non-Muslims, says Pamela Geller, an author and anti-Shariah activist.
“We are already traveling down that path. The foremost indication of this is in the general acceptance of Islamic free-speech restrictions,” Geller told WND.
Robert Spencer, editor of the Jihad Watch blog, said Canada has been all but “conquered” by Islam, which is seen as a protected class by its enablers on the left (communists). And the U.S. is not far behind in the race to establish Islam as the dominant religion in it’s culture, thanks to political correctness (communism) that seeks to destroy anyone who speaks a negative word about Islam. No other religion enjoys such favor from the U.S. media establishment.
Ralph Sidway, a Christian writer who commented on the story for his Facing Islam blog, noted that Canada is now blatantly implementing Shariah blasphemy laws, trying to force a Christian man to pay a punitive tax to his former Muslim tenants.
“Canada is in essence behaving like a conquered, dhimmi state, extracting jizya from its citizens to appease its Islamic masters, who rank highest in the Canadian Human Rights hierarchy,” he wrote.