December 04, 2018

UPDATE: Christian landlord LOSES “Islamophobia” case brought by Muslim tenants

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Do you remember John Alabi, the Christian landlord who was sued by his Muslim tenants for not taking off his shoes?

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Of course, they didn’t sue him in a real court. They took him to a kangaroo court — the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

They claimed that by not taking off his shoes, John violated their human rights as Muslims.

If that sounds like a joke or a scam or a con, well, you don’t know these kangaroo courts. They agreed with the Muslim tenants and hit John with a massive, $12,000 fine.

It’s nuts.

We offered to help John pay his fine — but then our viewers came up with a better idea:

Let’s crowdfund the money to appeal the case, not to submit! So John appealed.

But unfortunately, he lost — the three-judge panel didn’t say that the Human Rights Tribunal made the “right” decision. They just said that they followed their own procedures. And so the ruling stands.

So not only does John owe the Muslim family $12,000 for wearing his shoes in their “holy apartment", we need to pay the legal costs now, too.

It’s been a terrible trauma for John. His son committed suicide shortly before the Human Rights Tribunal hearing — but the Muslim tenants insisted on proceeding with the hearing.

So much for “human rights”.

Unfortunately, the stress of the entire battle caused John’s marriage to break. As you can see in my interview, he is a sensitive man who has been put through the meat grinder — by our own government’s kangaroo court.

But I promised John that we’d help him, and I want to keep my promise. Can you please help me, help John?

I’ll kick in the first $100. Can you please put in what you can — $5 or $50 or even $500?

Let’s pay John’s legal bill — his lawyer fought hard.

And as you can see, at the end of my interview, I asked John if he wanted to keep fighting — he still has a few other avenues.

He is still a bit shell-shocked from everything — I don’t think he’s ready to make that decision. And frankly, I think it depends on whether or not we can help him pay his bills. I don’t think he wants to keep fighting, if it means he goes deeper into debt.

But if we can cover the costs for him, I think he might fight on.

I know what I think. I’ve been through the meat grinder of the human rights commissions before. They’re atrocious. And I want to help John.

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commented 2018-12-07 21:07:46 -0500
Let muslims rent from muslims, problem solved!
commented 2018-12-07 13:38:37 -0500
More to come after Trudeau hand cuffs Canada to the tracks and the unlimited migration train coming straight at us . Then it will be the federals along with the kangaroo court called human right . WHAT ABOUT OUR RIGHTS TO DEMOCRACY .
commented 2018-12-06 14:27:12 -0500
Nice try, Rick Poole.

Even if leasing property to a tenant makes that property the tenant’s “castle” of the tenant, no longer the property of the landlord, then if the landlord violates this principle the tenants have the same recourse you assert of landlords. They could have filed against the landlord for violating landlord/tenant law. But they didn’t; they sued him not for violating terms of lease or landlord/tenant law, but for a human rights violation; not for violating their rights as tenants, but for violating their religious liberties.

On your view, however, it is not these Muslim tenants, who could easily have asserted their rights as tenants (of any religion) as against a landlord, who have handled this in an outrageous fashion, but Ezra. They didn’t want their rights as tenants, Rick; they wanted to bitch slap a non-Muslim. But Ezra is the one engaged in over-kill.
commented 2018-12-05 17:54:03 -0500
This ruling will scare off landlords from accepting Muslim tenants. They’ll make they’re plausible excuses and move on. This will actually CREATE a bias where one may not have existed. In other words, it will backfire like all Lefty policies do!!
commented 2018-12-05 17:48:02 -0500
The best and loudest way to deal these tribunals a death-blow is talk Doug Ford into using the Nothwithstanding Clause to over-rule every single decision they’ve ever made, along with a speech describing what exactly what it is they’re doing, and why it’s so wrong. then shut them down.

Human Rights legislation was never intended as a stand-alone law, and was never intended to apply to citizens or businesses. It’s an extension of laws in the criminal code to ensure fair treatment of everyone, including minorities. That’s it that’s all.

Our Charter is based on ‘negative rights’. In other words, it only applies to the government. It’s intent is to ensure the gov stays OUT of our lives. the exact opposite of what’s going on.
commented 2018-12-05 17:38:22 -0500
What these kangaroo courts do is leave out the rights of the accused. They treat John as a “business” and negate the fact that he is a human being with rights too. They do this on purpose as a way to advance their ‘positive rights’ agenda. In fact “duty to accommodate” is a positive right in itself. So the whole thins is wrong from the get-go.

I was reading a mess of stuff from the HTR regarding landlord / tenant relations. They wrote one ruling in which they said it was discrimination to have say, a minimum income threshold for applicants. Huh? Say wha? Show me in the Charter of Rights where it says that?

What they’re doing is operating these Tribunals on a ‘positive rights’ model, which is contrary to the Charter, and they’re making up ‘rights’ as they go along. If they see something in our society as a problem ,they simply right a rule against it.

I want to know why his lawyer didn’t do a Charter Challenge on this? Judicial Review was not the right venue for this. They cannot force their religion on others. That’s the correct item to be appealing.
commented 2018-12-05 17:23:57 -0500
Dan. They can’t hold you in the courtroom. I had a Family Court judge try that on me once, locking the door electronically from her desk. I told her it’s Involuntary Confinement. So she released the lock and I stormed out.

Likely they would simply rule in abstentia.
commented 2018-12-05 16:50:50 -0500
If it hadda been me, I’d just take off my dam shoes
commented 2018-12-05 13:36:31 -0500
Wasn’t it the UN that forced countries to set-up these HRC’s for their Islamic agenda? These courts were set-up to enforce sharia law. And that’s what has happened in this case. I don’t think he should pay it.
commented 2018-12-05 12:09:10 -0500
If someone knows the answer and will share it;
I am interested in finding out what would happen to someone brought before one of these so-called Human Rights Tribunals – AKA kangaroo courts – adjudicated by activist lefty-citizens, pretending to be judges, social engineering the left’s Marxist agenda – by hook and crook and force – and that dissenting someone, when given an opportunity to speak, states they DO NOT recognize the authority of either the kangaroo court nor the citizen activist sitting in judgement, and then walks out…do they have armed police or other ‘official’ law enforcement duty personnel in the so-called courtroom that might try and put the arm on you if you tried to leave, and if you did manage to walk out…would there be a bench warrant issued…by a real judge, or can the kangaroo-court wannabe judge, issue one?

What is one’s motivation for allowing oneself to be persecuted and prosecuted by a criminal, immoral scam – the human rights tribunals – implemented by enemies of Canada – the Liberal Party – targeting a very specific demographic. Thank Pierre Trudeau for this ‘human rights’ tribunal scam he foisted on us in 1977!
John Alabi, a fine representative of an immigrant…Canadian.
commented 2018-12-05 11:53:33 -0500
So what would happen if John outright refused to accept the social justice finding of the joke court and told them all to piss off? Does the unelected, so-called HRC have the power to jail him or garnish his wages or what? Just wondering.
With the exception of Ezra, has anyone NOT been found guilty by the tribunals of offending someone else?
commented 2018-12-05 10:29:28 -0500
It’s ok for Muslim countries to have blasphemy laws which are Christian phobia laws . Try doing the reverse in one of these countries and see what happens to you . But here in Canadastan the left have gone so far left that they have left the building . That being said I have to go get my holiday tree . But to real Canadians they’re called Christmas trees . I can hear the nuts falling now . Bring common sense back to Canada in 2019 and ask yourself why were the Liberals at 3% before Trudeau suckered the Canadian sheep to sell out their country for legal pot . The problem with Liberal change it takes 30 to 40 years to reverse the damage .
commented 2018-12-05 05:45:36 -0500
will John be facing any blowback from their muslim community and where can he turn if so
commented 2018-12-05 05:44:02 -0500
will there be any compensation help for John’s TIME AND ENERGY taking this on for everyone basically opportunity cost
commented 2018-12-05 05:41:24 -0500
so there’s some kind of legal definition of holy places in case property tax exemptions and whatnot applies?
how does this work for any christian day of rest responsibilities i.e. tenant inquiries, repairs, PERFORMING MIRACLES BACK IN THE DAY,
having said that, last year i was working for some muslim people and i noticed they had a small prayer mat rolled up on a shelf in a back area we had to walk through from time to time.
commented 2018-12-05 02:45:25 -0500
What the hell has Canada become?? I have said that if Justin gets in again that Canada will mean nothing to me as a country anymore, this makes me not give a damn at this very moment. The fact that so many Canadians do not see this is a horrible miscarriage of justice and liberty tells me that this country as a whole is not worth caring about or fighting for anymore.
commented 2018-12-05 02:42:53 -0500
Rick Poole he did not just suddenly come barging in. Try learning some details.
commented 2018-12-04 23:47:23 -0500
Rick Poole, tenants rights in Canada should have nothing to do with sharia dictates. This couple were completely unreasonable, vindictive and out to punish John because—Islam. That’s unacceptable in a western country. Any kind of fundamentalist religion that expects such rigid accommodation is nothing but a damn pain in the ass.
commented 2018-12-04 23:46:31 -0500
Rick Poole, when this story first came out there was crowdfunding for the fine as Ezra has pointed out. A lot of us were getting sick of hearing about stupid HRC trials and punishments and decided it was indeed time to fight back, so a lawyer was crowdfunded so he could appeal. My funds are a little scarce at the moment, but I feel a responsibility to chip in, because as I recall John needed to be talked into persuing the case. He went ahead because we promised to have his back. It wouldn’t be right to leave him hanging now.

I am so sorry to hear about John’s personal troubles on top of that. He came to Canada worked hard, bought a house, contributed to our society and got booted in the face by a kangaroo sharia court that was going to make him comply no matter what. It is sickening that this could happen. Its shameful.
commented 2018-12-04 23:01:15 -0500
RICK POOLE commented 1 hour ago
You should pay for this yourself, Ezra. Any lawyer with half a brain would realize that when you lease a property to a tenant, that property becomes the “castle” of the tenant. It is no longer the property of the landlord.
The real question is does it become a mosque if it is rented out as a residence? They should be sued for breach of zoning laws. Turn the tables on the scum.
commented 2018-12-04 22:59:44 -0500
One of the morals of this store is don’t rent to muslims. I have a friend who is an apartment manager. He used to rent to muslims saying that there are good and bad in all groups of people. And so there are. But he had way more grief with muslims than any other group so his unofficial policy is that he does not rent to them any more. Now you see why.
commented 2018-12-04 22:27:40 -0500
More proof that wherever Islam infects it is a poisonous nightmare
commented 2018-12-04 21:52:35 -0500
Mr.Levant – Thanks to you & supportive viewers for going to bat for this man. As mild mannered as Mr. Alabi is, he isn’t afraid to call the whole process against him a “sham”. The kangaroo court system in the USSR was brutal, & our own risible “human rights” star chambers are becoming more pitiless & sadistic as time progresses. In truly democratic societies, there would be no room for such institutions.
commented 2018-12-04 21:36:08 -0500
You should pay for this yourself, Ezra. Any lawyer with half a brain would realize that when you lease a property to a tenant, that property becomes the “castle” of the tenant. It is no longer the property of the landlord. If the landlord wishes to enter the tenant property, the landlord must obtain the consent of the tenant to do so. It’s as simple as that. If the tenant defaults in a covenant, the remedy is to apply to terminate the lease. The way you have handled this is outrageous.
commented 2018-12-04 20:46:29 -0500
Okay so this lawyer discounted his hourly rate from $400 to $350??? Wow. Why not do a pro bono for the principle of the matter or give a major reduction. Where’s the heart for this beaten man. I think he needs a better lawyer, especially since the lawyer said the new evidence that could be presented was the death of his son…That knowledge was there at the appeal.
commented 2018-12-04 20:13:17 -0500
“fell prey”
commented 2018-12-04 20:10:36 -0500
Last December my tenant decided to stop paying rent and utilities. By the time it was resolved by RTDRS (residential tenant dispute resolution service) in January it was 2 1/2 months before I got Chauffe Wingrove out. I lost $5000. Tenants have way too much power over their landlords. I know she was getting advice from landlord and tenants advisory agency how to screw me.