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Sunday, March 2, 2014

This Has the Potential to Be Interesting

Sometimes, the bully meets another, possibly bigger, bully. I don't say this often, but here I'm rooting for the Muslims:
Faith McGregor is the lesbian who doesn’t like the girly cuts that they do at a salon. She wants the boy’s hairdo.

Omar Mahrouk is the owner of the Terminal Barber Shop in Toronto. He follows Shariah law, so he thinks women have cooties. As Mahrouk and the other barbers there say, they don’t believe in touching women other than their own wives.

But that’s what multiculturalism and unlimited immigration from illiberal countries means...Mahrouk’s view is illiberal. But in Canada we believe in property rights and freedom of association — and in this case, freedom of religion, too.

But McGregor ran to the Human Rights Tribunal and demanded that Mahrouk give her a haircut.

This is in Canada, of course, so it has little bearing on how conscience rights are treated here. Unfortunately, the smart money in our rather stupid society is on one of two other scenarios. The first is the curtailing of the Mohammedan's religious rights: womyn and gays trump multiculturalism [1]. Or if you'd rather, multiculturalism only applies if it can be used to undermine traditional morality and bolster moral relativism.

The worse scenario is that multiculturalism wins, but consistency is not applied. The result is that conscience rights based on Sharia law are prohibited, but the principle is not extended to conscience rights based on Christian (or Jewish) morality. The pessimist in me thinks that this latter option is made even more likely since it would be a flagrant case of sticking it to Christians. That is the purpose of these so-called "Human Rights" commissions (and their equivalents in the US), is it not?

[1] I recall that an acquaintance of mine attended a class at some point in which the feminists and the Mohammedans clashed. In the campus setting, womyn trumped multiculturalism. It would be interesting to see if this holds in society at large.

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