February 15, 2016

Edmonton store owner publicly shamed for refusing to serve customer in full burka -- But doesn’t he have a point?

David MenziesMission Specialist

Ryan Vale, owner of Edmonton Shoe Repair at Northgate Centre Mall became the focus of news stories that went viral after he refused to serve 19-year-old Sarii Ghalab.

It wasn’t personal, and what fool would turn down business in this economy, right? The problem was Ghalab was wearing a full face covering burka when she entered Vale’s store which has a no-facemask policy – regardless of race or religion. The policy was adopted for security reasons because you just don’t know who’s behind that face covering.

If you don’t believe it’s an issue, do a Google search on men wearing burkas while carrying out criminal activity. You’ll see everything from jewelry store heists to acts of terrorism with several reports of such incidents the world over.

It’s common sense to guard against this but unfortunately, wearing this mask is championed by radical Islam and their useful idiots on the progressive left which means you’ll be termed “Islamophobic” if you dare act on your concerns.

Inevitably, Vale found himself up against a horde of politically-correct soldiers riled up by the media party. He had to contend with squeaky wheels on social media, outraged by his alleged bigotry.

Even Susan Coombes of the Alberta Human Rights Commission joined the dog-pile, noting that offering service to people based on what they’re wearing could be considered against the law.

Faced with this pressure, Vale recently apologized to Ghalab saying he didn’t mean to hurt her feelings but, he added:

“If a lot of people started wearing full mask burkas in the store and shopping around I would definitely feel uneasy from a safety and security point of view."

Why not make reasonable accommodation a two-way street on this one by asking that if a veiled Muslim goes to a shop that forbids facemasks, she remove it until the transaction is completed?

Common sense just took another kick to the groin due to political correctness.

But there is way to fight back, especially if you live in the Edmonton area:

Make a pilgrimage to Edmonton Shoe Repair and support Mr. Vale. After all, nobody deserves to be publicly crucified for doing the right thing.

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commented 2016-02-17 02:44:31 -0500
The shop is just down the mall from an Islamic Store that sells this kind of apparel! I have no issues with the nigab but covering the face in our Country makes people feel uncomfortable and the burka has no place in our modern culture. However, that being said, Northgate Mall caters to many, many muslims so I can’t understand, if he’s going to set up shop there, it’s tough when many of his potential customers insist on this apparel.
commented 2016-02-16 23:02:01 -0500
I guess some of these protestor folks missed the report on a couple of black burka women quickly being escorted out of a bank (can’t remember where) — most banks do not allow this type of thing. Why would a shop owner be any different. Burka’s have no place in an open society.
commented 2016-02-16 22:49:13 -0500
The problem with a covering is that there is usually a man with a knife enforcing it. Hey Trudeau said an Honor killing wasn’t heinous…Where were all the women’s rights activists then?…
commented 2016-02-16 17:24:41 -0500
When will western civilizations realize that face coverings do not belong here.
We don’t understand why they are wearing them here and especially in a place like Edmonton, it’s bloody ridiculous.
We’re just supposed to cave in and not ask ‘why’ do these women do this……
It’s the ‘why’ that makes us all uncomfortable because we all know the real reason they cover their face and it just doesn’t belong in our society. Period.
commented 2016-02-16 15:10:58 -0500
Lloyd Nolan – that was a good one! It’s too bad the word “man” is in his sir name. Because it certainly does not apply to the great liar at CBC.
commented 2016-02-16 14:52:32 -0500
Breaking news!! The trolls left this posting area so fast and are hiding under their favorite bridge,—-Mansbridge .
commented 2016-02-16 14:42:33 -0500
Can you imagine being a dentist and have one these burkareinnis walk in.
commented 2016-02-16 11:16:58 -0500
My daughter was a hair stylist, actually she still is but she only cuts hair for her family and friends now. You would think that having your hair styled wouldn’t bring up these issues, but even hair stylists are being forced to accommodate this evil cult. They have to put a screen around these women, so that God for bid anyone sees what’s underneath the costume. It’s one of the reasons that she no longer cuts hair. She’s not going to be forced to accommodate evil.
commented 2016-02-16 11:11:59 -0500
I guess that most of our economy is going under ground now. It’s being driven there by those who think that they have the right to tell us how to be, and who we will serve. We certainly don’t need the cult of Islam, and their evil followers, telling us what we can and can’t do. You don’t own us and you never will. Though you may get away with murdering us because we follow the one true God, the God of Israel. He is the one that breathed life into my body, and he will be the one who gets to take it back from me when my life is over. Death will be welcomed relief from watching my country and country men fall to evil. All those with a hand in our destruction, will perish, and will be forced to bow their knee to the God of Israel. And then they will face the judgment and the wrath of God!
commented 2016-02-16 09:26:02 -0500
hi everybody new to this leaving comments but i can’t sit back anymore i agree with l cox just wanted to add that this is the way the Muslims use this tactic to change our values to suit there agenda on a slow pace. remember when the Muslim lady got sworn in to be a Canadian citizen she took our PM.MR. Harper to the supreme court and won thats how it began so we can see more of this kind of B.S to follow Canadians need to unite together and oust MR trudope and his idiotic cabinet that don’t listen at all
commented 2016-02-16 08:39:18 -0500
Always remember – the radical islamic will cut off your head.

The so-called moderate will hold your ankles.

After reading this – provided by Hyacinth:

Tarek Fatah: Has “Justin Trudeau in Secret Converted to Islam”? http://scaramouchee.blogspot.ca/2013/08/tarek-fatah-has-justin-trudeau-in.html

And seeing what is being said about him around the internet there is now no doubt selfie boy has converted to islam.

Our country is in serious trouble.
commented 2016-02-16 06:39:27 -0500
To all my Canadian brothers and sisters concerned about the future of their children and grand children : Stop bloody well “APOLOGIZING” for doing and Saying whats right ! Stop accommodating people WHO DON,T REALLY ENDORSE OUR VALUES AND LIFE STYLE ! PROUDLY FLAUNT SUPERIOR WESTERN DEMOCRATIC VALUES AND LIFESTYLE IN THEIR FACES EVERY OPPORTUNITY YOU GET . Stand up to them at EVERY APPROPRIATE OPPORTUNITY ! BE WILLING TO SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES , AND EVEN CONSIDER YOURSELF A" MARTYR" FOR DOING WHATS RIGHT !!! P.S. " I Use To Be Such A Sweet Sweet Thing Till They Got A Hold Of Me ." Alice Cooper , No more Mr Nice Guy
commented 2016-02-16 05:26:35 -0500
Edmonton is one of the only places in this country that’s fit to live in and it’s because it’s full of people who not only have balls, but who also stand up for themselves and speak their minds. Like Mr. Vale.

Also, wearing a disguise is a criminal code offence
commented 2016-02-16 02:28:52 -0500
Actually an even better idea, i can go into the HRC offices with a balaclava and a hoodie that says i love to kill, they would surely extend that right to wear what i want wouldn’t they?
commented 2016-02-16 02:26:46 -0500
So i guess i can wear a sheet and a white hood with the eyes cut out and expect a black proprietor to serve me? I am sure the HRC would see my side on that one LOL!
commented 2016-02-16 02:23:35 -0500
This is just another in the long list of ignorant persecutions by the Liberal left against CANADIANS in our own country!!! I have been stopped from entering my bank – the BMO – on many occasions, until I removed my clip-on sunglass lenses.
That being said, I agree totally with Ryan Vale – I will not talk to anyone anywhere if I can’t see their faces. It is just common human courtesy – something these refugee/immigrants seem not to possess. And, there is even a sign in the store that says no facemasks!! Seems like she was really looking to cause trouble – and that brings up another point – I wonder who paid her to do that? I would check her out – VERY carefully and thoroughly.
commented 2016-02-16 01:45:06 -0500
As a Canadian who values the eye contact of others with whom I speak, and who values being able to read lips and facial expressions, I would feel uneasy being in a store where someone wearing a burka or niqab. In my discomfort, I would leave that business place. I very much appreciate this business owners thoughts on safety and security. Thank you Mr. Vale.
commented 2016-02-16 00:08:18 -0500
Someone needs to tell the store owner to put a big sign up saying he donates to the Israeli Foundation.
That should scare them away :)
commented 2016-02-15 23:36:30 -0500
100% true my brother from a different mother…
Thank YOU for your consideration and watching my back.. xx
commented 2016-02-15 22:53:44 -0500
This type of behaviour is almost expected from Muslims. They are not normal in the sense that we believe is normal. Google " inbreeding in Muslims" and read some of the studies that talk about the inbreeding of Muslims. In the U.K. over 60% of Muslims are married to a first cousin. Muslims around the world have the highest ratio of stillbirths and deformed and disabled children because of their bizarre beliefs . They also are responsible for the highest ratio of incest and child rape in the world.
The West is not dealing with a class of people who are rational . 1400 years of inbreeding has resulted in a people who are self destructing . If the West closes its doors and evicts as many as it can , nature will do the rest .
commented 2016-02-15 22:53:16 -0500
L Cox;

Caution, never like a Muslim, never trust a Muslim, never turn your back on a Muslim for they are only here to kill you.

Once they are large enough in number and as soon as the UN gives the order, all hell is going to break out in Canada. Remember, the only reason that Trudeau, the Muslim is in power is because the UN fixed the Election…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n32xl9fy0Wo… Fast Forward to 27 Min. And … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RziOS5Wg_94 ..
commented 2016-02-15 22:28:23 -0500
Interesting facts
Did some investigations on Wikipedia and found out that between 1901 to 2000 the list of Nobel Laureates were as follows:

For Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, Peace and Literature
Total ……………….573…………….100%

And the most controversial Nobel Laureates was Yasser Arafat awarded in 1994. Just shows how much the muslims contribute to the world
commented 2016-02-15 22:13:45 -0500
Nowhere in the Quran dose it state that a women has to wear face covering. This is just Islamic BS. The Marxist in this Country are rapidly taking control and they need their Muslim comrades to help them, hence the bias toward these heathens by politically correct idiots.

If you have not already seen this video, with Lord Monotone, I strongly recommend it. It covers the New World Order. 35min, Audio only.
commented 2016-02-15 22:06:08 -0500
Many of the Muslims we meet we all like as individuals, we just don’t like their religious ideology, Islam – because there is just nothing about it to like (see below). And I totally agree with all of you who also have the balls and brains writing comments on here standing up and voicing support to Mr. Vale against Muslim face coverings.
Please join in to stand up AGAINST Face coverings – email your support for common sense to:
Mr. Ryan Vale of Edmonton Shoe Repair, Northgate Mall
his email is ng_shoe@yahoo.ca. Ph: 780 756-0636.
Q: ARE Canadian business practices biased re seeing your face?
Example : Why it is OK for MUSLIMS to cover their entire faces and be “accommodated” by business’s and services – BUT its NOT ok for a non-Muslim (Caucasian) Canadian citizen to be accommodated when my local bank refused to serve me until I removed my “sunglasses” – when questioned Scotia if I had been wearing a Burka, or nicab would I then be forced to remove that head covering = they were unable to provide any answer.
This double-standard in Canada must STOP, its total BS – and also, who else is tired of Muslims crying to the Media, clearly REFUSING to integrate into Canadian society our Canadian Culture.
Canadians are respectful and tolerant we are not anti-anything, but we ARE anti-Islam for it stands against EVERYTHING we value – as in any sane mind who supports Islam which is a religion, ideology where Muslims entire foundation is built on;
prejudice, injustice and inhumanity, aggressive separatism, supprematism, social intolerance, the relentless special pleading, the phony grievance mongering, psychopathic level of masogany, honor killing, genital mutilation (sanctioned by their prophet incidentally) the rabid gay and Jew-hating, intimidation and censorship, the constant threat of violence over social issues. Islam is defined by all this and more, for we all can SEE it with our own eyes! We can SEE that wherever Muslims go it brings with it guaranteed intolerance, conflict and social division, and IF it gets the upper hand, persecution.
ANY Ideology that preaches death to anyone deserves NO accommodation at all in a civilized society, and NO respect at all, death, death and mutilation as it is written and preached in their mosques to all non-believers Muslims call “infidels.” And if ANYONE finds all this offensive, well then THEY have Islamiphobia! Yes being ANTI-child marriage, or anti-pedophilia IS considered ANTI-muslim. The HEAD covering is ALL about MEN and rape – for women & children covering themselves is sexualizing them because MUSLIM men cannot control their sexual urges. And Muslim men can NEVER be held to account for ANYTHING they do to a woman or a girl, because ALLAH wouldn’t like it – so because Muslim men see a woman’s hair and they can’t control themselves and rape her, of course it will not be his fault it will always be HER fault. Covering a woman is all about sexual and mental abuse and it should be AGAINST THE LAW!
commented 2016-02-15 21:49:30 -0500
THE WEARING OF BURKAS HAS TO BE MADE ILLEGAL FOR ALL THE REASONS THAT LAWRENCE COAKLEY HAS JUST ITEMIZED BELOW. If people cannot see the logic in that then they’re just dumb & stupid & where are this man’s rights being defended……one sided again when it comes to Muslims. Just imagine, being the lone person in some little shop & in walks someone wearing a burka, I would be scared out of my wits because the burka is just as threatening as somebody wearing a mask…..nylon stocking or anything else over their face& I would be contacting my lawyer to see if anything can be done for almost causing me to have a heart attack (if I had a bad heart).
Political correctness has gone too far & he had no business apologizing, in fact the burka wearer should have because she was disobeying the store policy. This is absurd & Edmontonians should be out in full force denouncing this baloney crap.
Lisa, I agree this woman is sticking her tongue out at us & obviously is not assimilating, why did she come here if not for all the goodies Trudeau is handing out.
commented 2016-02-15 21:32:07 -0500
Ryan Vale deserves a bloody medal. What is the point of CC cameras for security? If I were to go in a store or a bank & someone as in there with a covered face I would leave until they had left. Just in case they were planning a robbery.
commented 2016-02-15 21:32:00 -0500
It don’t take much to see this was totally a set up and planned situation. Get told to leave once, so you go back with flowers and a letter …that stunt was only because this broad and her sister didn’t get the reaction they were hoping for the first time around. And all the while the sister was going rampant on social media. Why do I get such a feeling of deja vu…oh right, something about a little bastard in Texas who took a clock to school…look at how much fame he and his attention whore family got out of that one.
Ryan Vale, you have my support completely.
commented 2016-02-15 21:30:55 -0500
Are they that ugly they have to hide their face?
I would like to see everyone going to a Stanley Cup or Grey Cup celebration wearing a mask.
What would the police chief say to that.
commented 2016-02-15 21:24:09 -0500
Rick Marszalski commented 4 hours ago: “Really? Then every bank I’ve been to, in the Edmonton area at least, “could be” breaking the law as well. And a lot of convenience stores, I might add. They all have signs asking people to remove sunglasses and head coverings before coming in so as to be identifiable.”

Excellent point Rick, I would love to see these muslimas go complaint against the convenience stores as most of these are owned by mohammedans.