A Change.org petition is calling on the Toronto Transit Commission to install Muslim prayer spaces in subway stations.
The petition was started by something called the Abu Ubaydah Islamic Centre and at the time of writing, it has more than 3,300 signatures.
On the one hand, TTC spokesman Stewart Greene initially confirmed that setting aside extra space for anything in Toronto’s increasingly crowded subway stations, would make for a logistical nightmare. On the other, the TTC’s official response I received later, suggests that they need to think about it once the petition is presented.
Why isn’t the answer an outright no? Where’s that speech about separation of church and state?
While diversity is our strength and discrimination is bad, apparently some discrimination for a particular type of diversity is good, I suppose.