August 17, 2016

Alberta judge upholds decision that Webber Academy “discriminated” against Muslims by not allowing them to pray on school property

Rebel Staff
 

An Alberta Judge has upheld a human rights commission's decision that found that Webber Academy “discriminated” against Muslim students by not allowing them to pray on school property.

The 2015 decision fined the school $26,000.



While Webber Academy did not let Muslim students pray, they were not singled out. The school didn't allow those of any religious faith to pray.

Justice Glen Poelman wrote in his decision that, “The tribunal applied well-established principles of law. For many years, public and private schools have been required to adhere to human rights legislation in offering their educational services to the public.”

Imam Syed Soharwardy, who in 2006 launched a human rights complaint against Rebel founder Ezra Levant for reprinting Danish cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad in the Western Standard, spoke in favour of the Muslim students.

“I agree with the decision because those young boys were just practising their rights and their rights should be respected,” he said. “They're not ... causing any disturbances. They are not causing any nuisance. They are just praying.”

He added that he doesn't believe the school “understood” legal rights.

“I do not believe they had any bad intentions to stop these young boys from prayer. I think they just did not understand the legal rights that these boys had. I don't believe it was a racist position.”

You can make of that however you want.

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commented 2016-08-18 14:08:06 -0400
So-called Human Rights Tribunal poseur judges are well known haters of Canada and the Canadian way of life.
So-called real judges are in a very special position to save a country or destroy a country.
These so-called real judges and the wanna-be judges are working assiduously to completely gut the Christian moral principles our country was founded upon and send us into amoral oblivion and sovereign death! Law-fare is just one method of attacking us with our own democracy, decency and goodness.
Is Poelman a Moslem name?
What to do about it – and when!?
commented 2016-08-18 11:53:58 -0400
Why is this happening? A simple explanation. Our globalist government aligns with religion of peace since both have the same goal: to govern. Government to rule taxpayers and religion of peace to rule its followers. Eventually they would merge into one – guess which one?
commented 2016-08-17 20:49:10 -0400
I remember, oh, must be 15 years ago,Anne Coulter said in one of her speeches that what the West should do is to go into these middle eastern shit holes and convert them to Christianity. It was said, at that time, with tongue in cheek…not so funny now, is it??
commented 2016-08-17 20:30:59 -0400
Time is running out………………?
commented 2016-08-17 20:16:46 -0400
It’s not possible to violate muslim’s human rights until they start acting like humans.
commented 2016-08-17 19:47:17 -0400
They have discriminated against all religions because they are a non religious school. When you sign up you know what you are getting. If your religion is that important then you should seek a religious school. This was a wrongful judgement. We can not cave to groups that demand special treatment in situations like this.
commented 2016-08-17 19:41:34 -0400
How about the rights of others? So if a Jew,Cristian,gay,lesbian,transvestite or …who ever she/he/it feels that day, have a right to go in to the mask and set down where ever feel like it and demand a Sunday mass,a Passover pray or a pride parade to accommodate him/her/it ?
commented 2016-08-17 19:10:14 -0400
Name and sham – Justice Glen Poelman

This is why I have no respect for the legal system. It is not a justice system it is a legal system – designed to discriminate against anything western and Christian.

I would like to dump a truck load of cow sh*t in his driveway.
commented 2016-08-17 18:23:20 -0400
This is bull shit.Human rights yah right.
commented 2016-08-17 17:30:44 -0400
So when the Muslim students decide to “strike the neck of infidels”, there will be no problem as it is a religious requirement, just like prayer. If they are charged, does this mean that they can also demand a Sharia court to decide their guilt or innocence? Well, its a Koranic instruction so off you go to freedom.

The school clearly indicates no prayer on campus. It is really a matter of property rights. Can you create conditions for use of your property, and can you stop violators from essentially misusing your property? No trespass can be enforced, no dumping can be enforced, no swimming can be enforced, no hunting can be enforced, so why can’t no prayer be enforced?

If a case is brought forward to this court demanding Jews, who must not work after sundown on Friday afternoons and Saturdays, be exempt from work or school or to have the school closed at those time, will the judge grant that demand? Of course not. Its a non-sectarian school.

They have the right to prayer, but not wherever they chose. If they want to pray on rail road tracks, should they be allowed? What about on airport landing strips? Take over the entrance of an emergency entrance to a hospital? So why allow this in a no-religion zone.

In Montreal Muslim students at U of Montreal wanted prayer rooms on campus, and at the expense of the university. It is clearly indicated in the school documents, school rules, and on applications that the campus is non-secular. Period. So they went to the compliant Quebec Human Rights Commission which, of course, gave the university the order to provide (at school – aka taxpayer’s – expense). 50 meters across the street from one of the university entrances is a mosque. Why couldn’t the students simply cross the street?

They tried the same at McGill, but McGill had better lawyers. But I believe there is now Muslim prayer areas on campus; what they had done before was take over lower campus for prayers, preventing other students from using the grounds. Some departments now allow Muslims prayer in staff lounges, but only Muslim prayer. The Christians and Jews have their own separate buildings paid for by themselves for religious activities on campus, including prayer. But hey, Muslims are special, if not superior.

Its a matter of imposing Islamic dominance over the dhimmis of Canada, and at the expense of the dhimmis.

Hopefully Baby Doc Trudeau (Prince Dumb) won’t succumb to signing on to UN 16/18, which will make criticism of Islam illegal. If he does, what I wrote above will be a violation of the law. But until then, I will enjoy my free speech.
commented 2016-08-17 17:28:36 -0400
One thing has become very clear to me since learning about the Human Rights tribunals in this country: they need to be shut down or at the very least, have their powers trimmed back very significantly. Apparently, even most lawyers think they are disgraceful for the way they violate long-held practices intended to ensure fairness for all concerned. People need to appeal these decisions in real courts and lobby our MPs to make dramatic changes in what these tribunals can do. They were apparently set up to hear minor disputes like landlord/tenant issues but now seem to be arbitrarily deciding issues of great symbolic importance to everyone in this country.

These tribunals seem more like the proverbial “kangaroo court” than a proper judicial system. They are a disgrace and need to be either severely reined in or, if that can’t be done, eliminated.
commented 2016-08-17 16:24:01 -0400
It is easy to understand why the countries that are Muslim and Islamic are such hell holes.
Given the propensity for the citizens to let themselves be led by people that are no more intelligent than a pile of dog s**t, imams that claim rivers are drying up because women are not properly dressed with tents, women cannot drive cars since it is evil and other such foolishness.
These fools spend their time praying to a satanic God named Allah five times a day (at least that’s what they are supposed to do) and finding ways to kill everyone around them INCLUDING their friends and neighbours, their wives and kids and nonbelievers.
If they took the time to sit down and think about what they are doing ad quit listening to the retarded imams, they might come to the conclusion that they are but a bunch of sheeple being led by a bunch of lunatics.
Don’t they realize that very few, if any, imams actually strap on a suicide vest or take up arms since there might be a chance that they will be killed?
It is much simpler to send a starry eyed tool of a fool out to kill innocent people and thus gain martyrdom.

Dump Justin bin Trudeau
commented 2016-08-17 15:03:05 -0400
Does this ruling will also includes students who wants to say a Lord’s Prayer or a Buddhist/Hindu Prayer in Canadian Muslim Schools? Will this uglier than pig arse imam soharwardy come forward in their defence too??
And, will it be implemented in any of the schools run my other religions? I know for a fact that the Khalsa School Surrey, BC does not allow even mentioning of any other religion other than sikhism in their curriculum, especially teaching Christianity & depicting Canadian/western society as an evil.
commented 2016-08-17 14:57:51 -0400
Canadians are ALLOWING THIS! Islam is taking over the entire globe because of political correctness, liberalism and the constant appeasement of this group. Europe began this 50 years ago, they know it is a complete failure as Europe is falling and may well be beyond repair and here in Canada we are just beginning to do exactly the same things that Europe has done. We are all going to be under Sharia very soon. I don’t want to live in a Islamic, sharia world but it sure seems Canadians do. Can lead the horses to water and even show them how to drink but you can’t force them to. Canadians are all sheep, cowards and traitors otherwise like our forefathers and our men and women of eras gone by, we would stand up for our country, our futures and all which Canada stood for rather than crawling away with our tails between our legs in defeat from a war which required no weapons!
commented 2016-08-17 14:51:08 -0400
This “justice” needs his ass run out of Alberta & Canada! Being in Ebmonchuck – it’s very likely he is of the NDPigger persuasion!!
commented 2016-08-17 14:07:44 -0400
Will the SCC find for Christians who are discriminated against by school policies which have forbidden prayer in school for over 2 decades?

Didn’t think so. Why do these black robed posers even bother with the pretense of “justice” when thay make these inequitable pronouncements.
commented 2016-08-17 14:02:08 -0400
HRC’s = Kangaroo courts. This issue needs to go to a regular court not presided over by a Lieberal Judge! The decision should be based on the Supreme Court ruling in Quebec. There is blatant discrimination going on here, however certainly not that being claimed by the muslims intent on bringing sharia to Alberta. Once the decision is made, the school, being a private enterprise should no longer accept the muzzies as students. They will have the court ruling to back them up.
commented 2016-08-17 13:40:28 -0400
The evidence builds daily now why the west should separate and develop a constitution that is for the people not against.
commented 2016-08-17 13:27:49 -0400
Judges should be elected by the citizens and not given a judgeship by political hacks for favours rendered.
Turf this liberal judge!

Dump Justin bin Trudeau
commented 2016-08-17 13:00:07 -0400
And we the people are letting all of this happen!
When are we going to wake up? Or better yet, when are we going to stand up?
commented 2016-08-17 12:56:45 -0400
Justice Glen poleman , aiding and abetting a Shari attack
commented 2016-08-17 12:54:51 -0400
Nebuchadnezzar is the perfect reference here David, because that is exactly what this is. Bow to my idol, or be financially ruined, or sent to prison. Thankfully state sanctioned executions have not been allowed ‘yet’.
I remember not so long ago, that the Lord’s prayer was taken out of schools, because it was corrupting the youth, but hey, you can pray to a paedophilic woman hater’s god. That will create upstanding youth.
commented 2016-08-17 12:50:39 -0400
I guess the solution is to allow all religions to have a service at the academy. How about some other religious leaders with some balls? I can’t see any problems with this, can you? (sarcastic)
commented 2016-08-17 12:22:06 -0400
There is a certain awful consistency here, only insofar as Alberta’s Bill 10 refuses to respect the will of private Christian schools— by forcing them to accept GSA or QSA clubs against their own Biblical doctrinal standards. As we can see, it is the all-consuming will of the left-of centre Alberta government (be it “Conservative” or NDP) to dispense with conscientious standards altogether, in favour of the agenda that the State prefers to enforce. People are being compelled to lick Nebuchadnezzar’s boots.
commented 2016-08-17 12:12:45 -0400
It’s called Sharia creep — get used to it. As long as JT and the Libs remain in power, radical Islam will be supported by the taxpayer.
commented 2016-08-17 11:46:55 -0400
But we Christians erect a Christmas tree , different strokes for different folks. Very alarming . And nobody can answer why we are bowing to Allah at every turn.