I have some bad news for you today. And I need to ask for your help. Not for me, but for John Alabi.
Almost two years ago, we told you the shocking story of John Alabi.
He’s a Christian immigrant to Canada from Nigeria.
He worked hard, played by the rules and eventually became a small landlord. He’s a black man himself who doesn’t have a racist bone in his body. And he was happy to rent out his apartment to Muslim tenants.
But then one day, he didn’t take off his shoes when he visited that rental apartment. And the Muslim family sued him.
It was an outrageous claim.
But even more outrageous was that the Muslim tenants actually won. Of course they did — it was at a kangaroo court, called the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
John was shocked. The ordeal had been horrible — and during the course of the whole sham trial, John’s son committed suicide and his marriage broke up.
You can only imagine the stress — a hard-working immigrant who thought he did everything right, only to be treated with such shocking injustice.
It wasn’t just the massive fine. It was the absurd suggestion that he himself was racist.
So we told John: we’ll help. And we did.
You helped us crowdfund his lawyer to appeal the case. And we kept fighting and fighting. But the courts upheld the outrageous claim against him.
And so I asked John:
Do you want to keep on fighting?
Do you want to try to take this all the way to the Supreme Court?
WATCH my new interview with John, above, to hear what he told me.
I can’t blame John. He doesn’t want to spend his entire life fighting this stupid ruling. It’s already cost him two years, and enormous personal pain. He want to get on with his life.
We have already paid for his legal bill, in full.
But now we’ve got to help John pay the other costs he has to — including, I hate to say it, some of the legal costs for his Muslim antagonists.
I don’t want to give those bullies any money.
But if we don’t, they’ll come after John, and take it from him. And he just can’t afford that.
We fought hard for justice. Our lawyer did the best he could. But it was in a kangaroo court. And they seem to find Islamophobia anywhere — especially if you’re Christian, like John is.
Please help me keep John whole. He’s done his part. Let’s do ours.
To be part of this crowdfunding effort, VISIT HelpJohn.ca.
And thank you.