May 27, 2017

City of Windsor puts politically correct pause on illegal Mosque query

David MenziesMission Specialist

Tree-lined Lincoln Road is a nondescript quiet street in Windsor, Ontario. Peppered with well-kept duplexes and bungalows, it’s not much different from other residential streets, except for the home at 747 Lincoln Road which has been illegally converted into a mosque.

Apparently, several years ago, the house suddenly became something called the Noor E-Islam Madrassah and Cultural Centre, even though Lincoln Road is not zoned for places of worship.

So why is this makeshift mosque being tolerated?

I posed that question and others to Windsor’s chief building official, John Revell.

Watch as I fill you in on the answers I received when I pressed to understand what was behind the city’s timid approach in laying down the law.

Do they fear being labelled “Islamophobic”?

Are they concerned that the mosque owners will file a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Commission alleging that Windsor’s zoning bylaws are anti-Islamic?

When Day 30 of this “investigation” has come and gone, I’ll be following up with the City to see what their final decision is.

Either everybody is expected to abide by the same set of zoning rules which means the mosque must relocate or the city will turn a blind eye to the illegal mosque in the double-standard spirit of “reasonable accommodation.”

Stay tuned!

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commented 2017-05-27 21:47:01 -0400
I would say they are SCARED SHITLESS about this.
commented 2017-05-27 21:46:13 -0400
Funny how Andrew Stephenson was whining about Christians pushing their religion on Canada, yet is silent on this. What a filthy hypocrite.
commented 2017-05-27 18:02:58 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,406 Attacks, 215,037 Killed, 296,183 Injured that we know of
commented 2017-05-27 15:04:59 -0400
Canadian Mongrel 4 hrs ago—Excellent description of the future of Lincoln Road. You could add that when the Muslims buy the homes of the vulnerable, ( old people and single mothers) they only pay a percentage of what they are worth, as what as happened in other Countries.
commented 2017-05-27 14:36:02 -0400
Good question Liza Rosie… Unless things have changed so drastically in Ontario, you used to be able to sue for non-compliance under The Municipal Act… The trick is to get about a dozen or more local residents to sign on to the suit…. It also wouldn’t hurt to take out an ad in The Windsor Star asking why the zoning laws were being ignored… The lawyer the residents hire would have to be able to stand up to the deep-pockets city solicitor… And getting at least one city councillor on your side wouldn’t hurt either…
commented 2017-05-27 13:37:42 -0400
Once a mosque is build the Muslim’s consider that they own that area.
commented 2017-05-27 13:32:44 -0400
That has got to affect property values. Can you sue the city for that?
commented 2017-05-27 13:16:17 -0400
Stir it up Menzoid, stir it up!
Demons hate having the light of day shone on them.
commented 2017-05-27 12:48:39 -0400
Mosque’s are not Churches, they are meeting places, never the less Muslims do go through their Butt Sniffing Ceremony’s when visiting them. They can perform these same ceremony’s anywhere. In the UK they often do this on the street, especially at rush hour. They love to create chaos.

Mosque’s are often where the seeds of Terrorist attacks are germinated.
commented 2017-05-27 12:35:48 -0400
Canadian Mongrel, you are absolutely right! I saw this happen to a sleepy little neighbourhood less than an hour from where I live… not yet declared a no go zone, but, give it some time!
commented 2017-05-27 12:06:16 -0400
If that were a christian establishment, the notice would have already been sent and the whole group would be looking for a new location. How is this hard? There are rules in place precisely for this occasion. What goes around should come around. No fairness here, looking forward to David Menzies updates.
commented 2017-05-27 11:26:14 -0400
We live in a Trudeau/Wynne Sharia compliant country now. The mosque is allowed.
Nothing to see here.
commented 2017-05-27 10:57:33 -0400
This is the pattern for creating moslem only neighbourhoods.

1. Put in a ‘little’ mosque or madrassa that is just a small ‘community centre’. Sorry that they did not know the by-law , but it is such an ‘insignificant’ institution, why can’t it continue its community work.

2. City re-zones to allow the mosque in a residential area.

3. Mosque expands.

4. Satanists move into the neighbourhood to be closer to their house of worship.

5. Mosque expands further.

6. Satanists target the vulnerable home-owners such as the aged or disabled and intimidate them to leave.

7. Satanists buy up the property and target the next most vulnerable group such as single women and young families to buy up that property.

8. Mosque expands.

9. Satanists impose Sharia through a ‘neighbourhood Watch’ forcing compliance of non-Satanists or they have to move.

10. Police declare the neighbourhood a no-go zone.

Hence never mind 30 days from now. Let’s see what that section of Windsor is like 5 years from now.
commented 2017-05-27 10:56:58 -0400
Welcome to Canada – the new caliphate.
commented 2017-05-27 10:17:32 -0400
It’s a foregone conclusion. The law of the land doesn’t apply to Muslims like it would to anyone else and we have to accommodate Muslims here just like we have to eat unlabeled Halal food that’s sold to us whether we like it or not.
commented 2017-05-27 09:27:19 -0400
It should have come to light when the kids on Lincoln Road playing kick the can called out OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE and seen all the people rolling out their prayer mats toward Mecca instead of kicking the can.

Happy Ramadan

969
commented 2017-05-27 09:14:14 -0400
Thanks David Menzies, I look forward to your update. City of Windsor will no doubt capitulate and accommodate, claiming the mosque adds diversity to the neighbourhood. The fact all of this was illegal in the first place will be overlooked. Watch for construction on the property next door, pretty soon there will be footings poured so that the two houses can be joined in order to expand the illegal mosque and cultural centre.
Isn’t it odd the followers of Islam are given a pass when it comes to the law, the system repeatedly treats them in such a way that promotes lower expectations….this is wrong of course!
commented 2017-05-27 08:58:46 -0400
David, thank you for your reporting; it is both refreshing and reinvigorating to see that there are actually some people still willing to report on hot potato topics, and ask honest questions.

From what you report, perhaps if more people from Lincoln Road would lodge an official complaint with the proper authorities, then those authorities might find within their selves the necessary fortitude to do that which is required of them. (It is easier to become braver when we look behind and see there are others standing there in support of us.)

And thank you for your assertion to follow-up and report on this story as it proceeds through the official’s potential wringing of hands (if there is any).