Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Crucial Distinction

Who could have thought Canada could be so entertaining?

After bringing a human rights complaint against Ezra Levant and the Western Standard, Soharwardy and others associated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada now face their own AHRC complaint. The complaint against Soharwardy et al contains serious allegations of discrimination and mistreatment directed against three women from the Al-Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre.

Ezra broke this story on his blog. I found it reported on LifeSite.

I don't want to sound unsympathetic to the women who bravely stepped forward, but a mosque is a private institution. If you don't like the way you’re treated, find somewhere else to worship. (If you don't like the Western Standard, find something else to read.) The allegations of physical threats and harassment are a different matter entirely. These are real crimes.

Like Matthew, whose post I am quoting, I do not really take this too seriously. It's a bit like gays who appear on TV and complain that Pope Benedict does not welcome them. Why is that a concern of mine (or yours - and maybe you care but dragging the state in is off my map)? Pope Benedict runs a club that has its own rules and if you do not like them join some other club!

I think those cases are sad, but not my or the state's business.



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