Sharia fines come to Canada! Fight back by helping John Alabi pay his sharia-ticket.

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

UPDATE: John Alabi speaks with Ezra Levant and thanks donors who helped pay for his legal fight

Published on Mar 4, 2018 - John Alabi is a hardworking immigrant to Canada. His Muslim tenants took him to court for not taking off his shoes in their unit (which is HIS property!) And they won. You asked us to help John appeal this decision — Meet John, a shy, humble patriot who talks to Ezra Levant about his case and thanks everyone for helping him.

We’ve spent over $8,000 preparing the paperwork for the appeal, but the actual hearing hasn’t happened yet. That will surely cost $5,000 to $10,000 or even more. Click here to make a donation now. 

UPDATE: Time to fight the Sharia fine

Published on July 4, 2017 - We heard from Rebel supporters who said they wanted to help John, but not by paying his Sharia fine. So, we went back to John with your feedback. And John has agreed to fight back in the ring against Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal, under one condition: We help him pay his legal fees.

The total cost of his legal fees which include the Request for Reconsideration, Divisional Court and Appeals will be $8000+HST ($9040). Please help pay for the appeal by donating below. 

I thought there was a separation between mosque and state in Canada.

I was wrong.

Now, failure to be sharia compliant -- on your own property -- can result in an enormous fine!

John Alabi, a 52-year-old Ontario man, is being issued a sharia ticket for $12,000 by the province’s Human Rights Tribunal.

His sin? He didn’t take his shoes off in his Muslim tenants’ unit where they prayed while showing the space to potential occupants.

John is a Christian who came to Canada 22 years ago from Nigeria. Since then, he’s followed our laws and worked hard, currently carrying two jobs to ensure his family is cared for. John is the sort of man every Canadian should be proud of; but instead, he’s being labelled a human rights violator-- because he refused to submit to his tenants’ religion!

So now, in addition to paying Walid Madkour and his wife Heba Ismail six thousand dollars each for injury to their feelings and dignity, John must also take an e-course on “Human Rights in Rental Housing.” John told me he's worried his case will set precedent for other landlords who will also have to become sharia compliant.

After meeting with John, it was hard not to be affected.

When did a failure to remove ones' shoes in a Muslim prayer space become against the law in Canada? When did failure to make your property sharia-compliant become punishable by fine? Isn’t there supposed to be a separation of mosque and state in this country? If so, why is Sharia law being pushed on John to the tune of $12,000?

So, this is what we’re going to do: We’re crowdfunding John's sharia ticket.

Honestly, I hate the idea of money going to these Muslim bullies who are inflicting their worldview onto an unwilling individual; but I hate the idea of John fighting this battle alone even more.

Donate below to show patriot solidarity is still stronger than sharia in this country!

Click here to donate and help fund John Alabi's sharia-ticket!

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commented 2017-05-11 22:57:06 -0400
You don t bring someone to court cause they will not remove their shoes in their house that you rent. These people obviously have nothing else to do. Do they assume nobody walked on that carpet before. Tennant rights are sometimes a little exaggerated in canada. It s our socialist/communist heritage. And then trudeau says there is no cultural heritage in canada, yes there is one , it s called the self indulgence of the irresponsible class.
commented 2017-05-11 21:29:07 -0400
Don’t pay !! FIGHT in court
commented 2017-05-11 21:12:55 -0400
I wouldn’t pay it. It’s from a “Human Rights Tribunal” not a real court. It’s also a stupid reason to pay out lots of money to professional victims so this could be challenged quite easily. They only win if we bend to their unreasonable snowflake feelings.
commented 2017-05-11 21:06:49 -0400
Michelle, speaking from years of experience in the residential tenancy industry I can say you are wrong. I have spent countless hours and days in the tribunal discussing these very facts. The laws are clear with respect to this set of facts and you have been provided with links in this thread. The board even offers templates for these notices should one ask, they are very concise and quote the act for what reason the notice is given. You need to go educate yourself or better yet try to gain access to a tribunal hearing day so you can hear the excuses like the ones you offer up get squashed all day long. All that is required in this set of facts is a 24 hour notice period and a between what time frame. You do not have to take off your shoes, it may be considered rude but it is true. Try not to make up new facts to suit your feelings, the books just do not say what you believe. Their is not exception for prayer time or any other excuse once the 24hr notice is given. A call would be well above anything I have personally ever done in the past or present. Very simple, knock loudly and wait one minute….key in door and open up while announcing yourself loudly. This set of actions at any tribunal would get you NO trouble, be sure to stick to your time frame to the minute and your all good shoes and all. is a great source along with the Rebel for information regarding the make believe court that imposed this biased fine.
commented 2017-05-11 20:50:00 -0400
Looks like it already is Allen Steele.
commented 2017-05-11 20:46:47 -0400
Fund, schmund! He needs to go to jail and sue the bastards…I wouldn’t give these people a wooden nickel…We MUST NOT PAY THEM ANYTHING FOR THIS ILLEGAL PENALTY FOR BEING A CANADIANSTOP HELPING THIS CHARADEFUND A LAW SUIT INSTEAD!
commented 2017-05-11 20:45:23 -0400
This case needs to go to court ,no fines should be paid and the human rights committee should be shamed by the judge and the claim thrown out of the Canadian law courts where it has no right being their,This is Canada which is not nor ever will be a muslim dominated country….
commented 2017-05-11 20:25:08 -0400
It’s a great feeling to see how Canadians get together and in matter of hours raise money to pay those Muslim entities.
commented 2017-05-11 20:11:28 -0400
So how much has been contributed so far?

I used to be able to see updated on the amount, but now I can’t. What’s going on?
commented 2017-05-11 20:01:30 -0400
He shouldn’t pay this. He should fight it in a real court, and crowd fund his defense. These Human Rights councils have gone waaay beyond finding reasonable and proper conclusions. He’s of a different religion, yet rented to them, so obviosly he isn’t a racist’ (or whatever the label is these days). He needed access to his property in order to show it, and it sounds like the tenants were unreasonable in granting him timely access. It is they who are in the wrong and should pay him (if any payments are actually warranted to either of them).
commented 2017-05-11 19:37:35 -0400
The officials and the tribunal that bought in to this mess should pull their heads out of their left wing asses and protect this fine new Canadian. Twenty two years in this country,working diligently and believing in Canadian values and he has to fight the same thing that he escaped from in Nigeria. Stop pandering to these jerks and their sharia law. Keep on voting fiberal folks. Look at France ,England,Sweden,Denmark,Germany etc., what is happening there will soon be on your doorstep.
commented 2017-05-11 18:55:07 -0400
Michelle Dyck, only property owners have property rights. John Alabi worked his ass off to buy his own property in Canada. Tenants do not have property rights; as they DO NOT OWN THE PROPERTY. If you don’t like that, work 2 jobs like John Alabi did to purchase property of your own. John Alabi abided by Canadian law and gave the Muslim couple 24 hours notice before showing the unit.

Nigerian Christians came to Canada to escape militant Muslim persecution in Nigeria. There is a bitter history in Nigeria between Christians and fundamentalist Boko Haram that you obviously know nothing about. Please educate yourself. John Alabi did not violate Canadian law; he is innocent, and should not be fined. Furthermore, he should not have to deal with Muslim nonsense in Canada.

The War Against Boko Haram in Nigeria: (28 min)
Acid Attack on Christian Pastor in Africa: (12 min)
commented 2017-05-11 18:36:44 -0400
commented 2017-05-11 17:38:09 -0400
It took us Christians almost 800 years to drive the heathens out of Spain (the “reconquista”). Now we’re flooding the Western countries with Muslims because we’ve become sorry excuses for Christians. Cultural suicide has become a virtue, and we’re paying the price.
commented 2017-05-11 17:36:35 -0400
I agree with all about not paying the fine, as well I would donate to a court challenge but not the fine.
I was a landlord once and packed it in because of the Michelle dicks of the world. Not worth the crap you put up with from shitty tenants.
commented 2017-05-11 17:17:30 -0400
This should absolutely be fought, otherwise it will set a precedent. Also, why would you want to put money in the pocket of these usurpers of our land.
commented 2017-05-11 17:02:54 -0400
First, I want to address several misinformed comments about landlord/tenant rights. The Residential Tenancies Act of 2006 of Ontario clearly states that once a tenant has given notice to move out of a rental unit, by law a landlord only needs to ‘…make a reasonable effort to inform the tenant of the intention to enter…’ (see here:, which has been defined by the Landlord and Tenant Board of the province of Ontario as being as simple as knocking on the door and making sure that tenants are given time to be decent enough to show the place. There is no requirement to provide a 24 hour notice (that is reserved for maintenance and other issues only), nor to accommodate any other restriction to show the place other than access be between 8am and 8pm. That’s it. However, I do not believe this is completely material to this case. I just had to correct this frequently misquoted and misunderstood stipulation in the law that tenants and landlords alike may have.

I agree with other comments that I think this should be fought and not paid, and as a landlord, I would support that financially.
commented 2017-05-11 16:44:20 -0400
Lets say prayer time is at dawn, lunch, tea time, supper time and bed time, and takes 15 minutes ( I have no idea). Most future tenants would want to look at the residence from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM , so there is only one prayer time that would be an issue. Unless he was deliberately trying to annoy the tenants, I do not see why he could not accommodate one fifteen minute block in the evening.
commented 2017-05-11 16:31:00 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,283 Attacks, 214,226 Killed, 295,391 Injured that we know of
commented 2017-05-11 16:17:58 -0400
Do not submit and pay. No money should go towards the Muslim couple. It’s like the tax Muslims make Christians and Jews pay (Jiyza tax) in Muslim majority countries, if they don’t convert. If they don’t do either, they will die. The money raised should go towards his legal fees to fight it so far, but the fine can be fought and thrown out.
commented 2017-05-11 16:13:55 -0400
Michelle, There are guidelines in the landlord/tenancy agreements and contracts in each province. They do vary and in most cases favour the rights of the tenants. However, in this case, Ontario law for the landlord indicates that there is a REASONABLE effort to maintain privacy for the tenant. The tenants had given their notice. The landlord then has to abide by the 24 hour notice to show his property, but requests for an additional 1 hour notice and restrictions for 5 prayer times a day is not what I would consider reasonable unless BOTH parties had mutually agreed upon these conditions and it was written into the original lease. You can’t start adding conditions after the fact unless BOTH parties agree in writing. That IS the law that the Human Rights Court has no business perverting.
commented 2017-05-11 16:13:29 -0400
A tenant is not the owner, but they do have rights to the property. A landlord cannot enter without cause unless he or she gives notice. Apparently this land lord did not.

Frankly the tenants requests were more than reasonable and the landlord has an obligation to abide by them. Asking some one to take of their shoes so they do not track in dirt is reasonable. Asking the landlord to schedule showings before or after a specific time frame (supper time) is reasonable. Asking the landlord to phone before he enters the home is reasonable (I have made that request because it is just plain awkward to be in the apartment when it is being shown to others).

Renters or not, this was their home. That should have been respected.

If a white christian made these requests would you find them unreasonable?
commented 2017-05-11 16:09:48 -0400
He should contact Kevin J. Johnston. He will fight it for him. He doesn’t need to pay this fine. In the Human Rights Tribunal, the Judge is the lawyer who represents the complainant. Ridiculous. Kevin is saying all he needs to do is call him, and they will go to court and see the Justice of the Peace, and have the fine thrown out. People don’t know their rights. Listen to him discuss it here. —>
Do not Submit to Islam. That is what they want.
commented 2017-05-11 15:54:13 -0400
I would donate if the money was going to a supreme court fight I would not donate to help pay off this bs human rights fine. I read this story when it hit the news a little while ago and this landlord should have immediately filed in supreme court not sat back and took it. Simple solution to this. Don’t rent to muslims unless you are one leave them on the street where they belong. Let them sue each other who cares.
commented 2017-05-11 15:53:30 -0400
Michelle Dyck, you are a tenant, NOT an owner. It is not your property, and not your home; you simply rent space from the owner. You obviously have never owned any rental properties in Canada. The Ontario Landlord Tenant Act clearly stipulates that once a tenant is either given between 14 days to 3 months notice to vacate, or the tenant has given 1 month notice that they intend to vacate the property, the owner has the right to show their property to potential tenants, as long as they give the vacating tenant 24 hours notice.
commented 2017-05-11 15:51:56 -0400
Counter sue for 24,000$ for modifying the structure of the room without informing the tenant, thus unapproved breach of contract and possible loss of income, since the new state of the room can turn off potential customer of opposing religions.
commented 2017-05-11 15:44:25 -0400
Justin Trudeau:

You are criminally responsible for this reprehensible miscarriage of justice and Canadian law.
Why are these Islamist being protected at the expense of true Canadians who have worked here all their lives.

This poor man is being bullied by this Muslim family. We as Canadians need to stand by this poor man and send you, Justin a clear message that the Canadian people shall not put up with your clear violation of human rights of true Canadians that have earned the right to call themselves Canadians.

Justin you and your supporters make me sick and ashamed to be Canadian!
commented 2017-05-11 15:28:27 -0400
No Faith, you are wrong. The tenants have property rights to the space they rented. They have every right to place reasonable conditions for the landlord to enter. What if they asked the landlord to take off his shoes because they did not want him to track dust and dirt into the house? Or if they did not want him to show the apartment at supper time?

When you rent out your property you no longer have the right to enter when you wish. For example, the landlord cannot give the police the permission to enter with out a warrant. You are a guest and you are obligated to abide by the tenants requests.

I am a tenant, and I have every right to place conditions before people can enter my home.
commented 2017-05-11 15:23:47 -0400
Sandy: I agree with you. These people must not be paid because payment will never end. These Muslims are breaking our laws, not the other way around. They’re waltzing into Canada, invited by True dope and telling US how it’s going to be. We need to stand up to them and take our freedom back.
I will gladly donate to a campaign to get rid of the Human Rights Tribunal.
commented 2017-05-11 15:01:41 -0400
Nobody ever ponders the consequences of stupid, emotional, ‘feel good’ ideas and actions (few people ‘think’ period, who has to, governments got it). My parents stopped renting because one of their last tenants was growing pot in the garage and they’d had enough of jumping through hoops for mostly asshole renters. Now imagine what happens if you are renting a property and somebody is growing weed (molds and all) on your property after Trudeau legalizes it. That’s right children, you’ll be what’s known as “f*cked”.