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Lesbian Denied Haircut by Male Muslim Barbers
Godfather Politics ^ | March 1, 2014 | Gary DeMar

Posted on 03/01/2014 8:08:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

This story’s from Canada. But don’t worry, before you know it, a similar thing will happen in the United States. It will be interesting to see how liberals and their willing judicial accomplices will respond.

“Barbers in Toronto who refused to cut a woman’s hair have become the target of a human rights complaint, in a case that pits religious freedom against gender equality. When Faith McGregor went into the Terminal Barber Shop requesting a short haircut, she was told the shop only grooms men. The reason, co-owner Omar Mahrouk said, was that as a Muslim he could not cut the hair of a woman who was not related to him.”

The barber appealed to his Islamic religious beliefs for the refusal. This would be similar to an orthodox Jew or Islamic butcher who refused to slaughter a pig because of specific religious requirements regarding handling certain unclean meats.

While the rejection was not because the woman was a lesbian, it raises the same types of issues since the refusal of service had to do with gender. Under Canadian law, “business owners aren’t supposed to discriminate based on gender.” So what’s a Muslim barber to do?

Kind of makes you wonder why she picked this particular barber shop? Of all the barber shops in Toronto, she goes to one that is known for its Islamic beliefs. The place has been in business 1925 and no one has complained. Life goes on, even with the discrimination.

"Its client list includes former prime minister Paul Martin and actor Woody Harrelson, who can be seen posing with the owners in a photograph on the shop’s website. Some are standing behind the barbershop’s owners, pointing out that there are women-only spas and gyms."

If this woman doesn't like an all-male barber shop, then let go and open her own shop that only caters to lesbians. She's free to do so.

With the way the courts are ruling and the media are reporting on these types of issues, we're going to see homosexuals purposely going to places of business to test the legal limits of these new laws. The goal of the homosexual movement is to shut down all dissent. The next stop will be churches.

Because our courts have made the behavior of same-sexuality a special protected class, the rights of homosexuals trump religious freedom.

In the past, federal law has protected people from having to go against their religious beliefs when it comes to employment. For example, the EEOC sued a trucking company when Muslim drivers were fired because they would not deliver alcohol to customers.

“Star Transport, Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Ill., violated federal law by failing to accommodate two employees because of their religion, Islam, and discharging them, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. . . .

“According to EEOC District Director John P. Rowe, who supervised administrative investigation prior to filing the lawsuit, ‘Our investigation revealed that Star could have readily avoided assigning these employees to alcohol delivery without any undue hardship, but chose to force the issue despite the employees’ Islamic religion.’”

The federal law protecting the Muslim drivers is no different from the Arizona law that Gov. Brewer vetoed.

“John Hendrickson, the EEOC Regional Attorney for the Chicago District Office said, ‘Everyone has a right to observe his or her religious beliefs, and employers don't get to pick and choose which religions and which religious practices they will accommodate.’”

Did you get that? “Everyone has a right to observe his or her religious beliefs.” So why do employees have a right to exercise their religious rights but not owners of a business?

Should Muslim barbers be forced to cut women’s hair? Should a Muslim butcher be forced to butcher a pig and other unclean animals?

Our government has opened a very big can of worms.


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1 posted on 03/01/2014 8:08:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let them eat cake.


2 posted on 03/01/2014 8:08:46 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get some popcorn. Two protect classes are going to go at it.


3 posted on 03/01/2014 8:09:41 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They can turn their barber shop into a club. Join with other Muslim businesses and create the Toronto Muslim Business Club. $10 a year for membership”


4 posted on 03/01/2014 8:10:22 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 3Fingas

5 posted on 03/01/2014 8:11:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lesbian vs. mooslim. I’m torn. Caged Death Match. No one comes out alive. It’s the only way to be sure.


6 posted on 03/01/2014 8:12:45 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GLAAD is on the case.....still waiting...


7 posted on 03/01/2014 8:13:13 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 3Fingas

8 posted on 03/01/2014 8:13:30 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why would you want someone who doesn’t care for you to give you a hair cut, or as in recent cases here in the US, bake you a wedding cake.

I would not want any personal services or any food from someone who is doing so under duress. Remember, a large percentage of Nazi armament assembled by forced Jewish labor failed to work properly.


9 posted on 03/01/2014 8:13:47 PM PST by rey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Programs! Get your programs for the Protected Class Grudgematch of the Century!


10 posted on 03/01/2014 8:14:16 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmm. I can usually guess who trumps whom, but I’m not sure in this case. Who wins, Lezzie or Muzzie? This will be worth watching just to get a bead on future behavior.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 8:14:22 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: ClearCase_guy
Let them eat cake.

Or tunafish.

12 posted on 03/01/2014 8:14:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What kind of idiot would trust a muslim with a sharp blade?


13 posted on 03/01/2014 8:15:59 PM PST by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The homosexual lobby has shown it has much more clout than African Americans.

Now, the next battle. CAIR vs. Sodomy .inc


14 posted on 03/01/2014 8:17:29 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You don’t need Picasso to deliver the type of abusive haircut that I have witnessed on many lesbian heads. Find another shop, babe, or do it yourself. LOL


15 posted on 03/01/2014 8:17:42 PM PST by alstewartfan (She got caught between the shadows and the booze And she really did know how to have the blues. Al S)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This won’t be a big story because .........

(1) liberals won’t go after muslims.

(2) liberals won’t go after muslims.

ONLY Christians are allowed to be targets of liberals.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 8:17:48 PM PST by boycott
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To: TADSLOS
I'm guessing that these guys might actually be that rare bird called "moderate Muslims" because the shop has been in business since 1925.

So I'm going to side with the Muslims this time.

Plus, if they can refuse to cut women's hair on religious grounds, then a Christian baker should be able to decline a gay wedding for the same reason.

17 posted on 03/01/2014 8:18:47 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is what I've been waiting for... POPCORN FOR EVERYBODY!


18 posted on 03/01/2014 8:19:24 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can I get the FEDS to avoid giving me a financial haircut in the next few decades?


19 posted on 03/01/2014 8:19:58 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: rarestia

LOL. That’s good.

I was looking for an image/meme of “I have no dog in this fight”, but I couldn’t find a good one.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 8:20:36 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Vigilanteman

Problem is, Christians aren’t a protected class in the eyes of FedGov.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 8:20:39 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: rarestia

lol


22 posted on 03/01/2014 8:21:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love the SCHADENFREUDE graphic for these threads.

But don’t pump it into something it is not. They simply refuse to do women, not homos per se, in this story. No piggybacking groups.


23 posted on 03/01/2014 8:22:20 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is rich.

I guess the lesbian didn’t get the memo to only go after Christian establishments.

Homosexual vs. muslim. Better watch out if the muslim barber reconsiders and invites the lesbian back for the haircut.


24 posted on 03/01/2014 8:22:37 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada

Somehow I don’t see them suing the barber.


25 posted on 03/01/2014 8:23:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I want my hog to be Halal. Should be no problem? Right? Come on courts. Protect my desires.


26 posted on 03/01/2014 8:23:28 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You need to be a fool to let a muslim with something sharp around your neck or anywhere else for that matter.


27 posted on 03/01/2014 8:23:43 PM PST by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
CUT HER HEAD OFF!

That will appease both parties.

28 posted on 03/01/2014 8:24:38 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In a perfect world, the lesbian would be "accidentally" beheaded in the barber's chair. Then the Muslim barber would be executed for first-degree murder in a court of law.

There is something to say for perfection.

29 posted on 03/01/2014 8:25:57 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: JudyinCanada

Judy, that was not nice, .... but it was funny, and true!


30 posted on 03/01/2014 8:26:06 PM PST by alstewartfan (She got caught between the shadows and the booze And she really did know how to have the blues. Al S)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Co-owner Omar Mahrouk said, was that as a Muslim he could not cut the hair of a woman who was not related to him.

Oooh, goodie, protected class pecking order fight, Homosexual or Muslim, whom shall rule?

I wonder if Vegas has a line on this yet?

31 posted on 03/01/2014 8:31:10 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 3Fingas
Get some popcorn. Two protect classes are going to go at it.

Just wait until the PETA crowd butts heads with the "Sex with Anyone & Anything" crowd!

32 posted on 03/01/2014 8:31:39 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: Navy Patriot

If it doesn’t, it will. I’m putting $10 on the homos.


33 posted on 03/01/2014 8:33:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Under Canadian law, “business owners aren’t supposed to discriminate based on gender.” So what’s a Muslim barber to do?

Forget about Muslim. What if the business owner (a barber, or a tailor) is simply not qualified to serve a woman? If I am a tailor who specializes in man's work pants, how can I take an order for an evening dress? Does the law somehow magically make me qualified to make dresses? Or does the law automatically forbid me from doing my job just because I haven't learned how to do some other job that I'm not interested in?

In this case the Muslim barber is right, as long as one supports freedom of religion. Perhaps if he is an employee, the owner may have a problem with him; but if he is a partner, or acts with agreement of the owner, it's their business. It may be that they are losing orders from female patrons; but it's their problem; and if they are alive and well since 1925 then I'd say they have enough customers.

I also don't know why the journalist just had to point out that the female customer was LGBT. It has nothing to do with the issue at hand, and I'm sure the barber never inquired about that little detail.

34 posted on 03/01/2014 8:34:55 PM PST by Greysard
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To: Starstruck

Note the Christian iconography.

35 posted on 03/01/2014 8:35:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Greysard

bump


36 posted on 03/01/2014 8:35:51 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is easy....the judges will always side with the savages......Muslims win over his one


37 posted on 03/01/2014 8:36:08 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I am the Tea Party bully who took Mitch McConnell's milk money.)
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To: 3Fingas

This is what had to happen. The Dems/libs of the world have miraculously hell together a coalition of people that are polar opposites with “Enemy of my enemy” histronics. But it cannot go on forever. And now the chips are being called in by all of these groups at once.

It’s a liberal version of a bank run.


38 posted on 03/01/2014 8:36:58 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

Maybe gays need to start issuing fatwas and going on jihad.


39 posted on 03/01/2014 8:37:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: BwanaNdege

I meant to write “two protected classes”, but all of you seem to get it anyhow despite my worsening corrected vision.

If you throw in an environmental fanatic, a transgender person, and a undocumented landscaper in there, you would have the perfect cage match.


40 posted on 03/01/2014 8:40:43 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If it doesn’t, it will. I’m putting $10 on the homos.

OK, can you spot me moving the barbershop to inside the Saudi Arabian Consulate, and I'll put ten on the Muzzies?

41 posted on 03/01/2014 8:40:58 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Hmm. I can usually guess who trumps whom, but I’m not sure in this case. Who wins, Lezzie or Muzzie? This will be worth watching just to get a bead on future behavior. A white, Christian male has the lowest hand — it’s like he’s got just one high card, maybe an ace. So almost everyone trumps him.

Speaking of trumps, here's what one of my Facebook buddies had to say about this case:

A white, Christian male has the lowest hand — it’s like he’s got just one high card, maybe an ace. So almost everyone trumps him.

A white woman is just a bit higher — like a pair of twos. Enough to beat a white man, but not much more.

A gay man is like having two pairs in poker.

A gay woman — a lesbian like McGregor — is like having three of a kind.

A black lesbian is a full house — pretty tough to beat.

Unless she’s also in a wheelchair, which means she’s pretty much a straight flush.

The only person who could trump that would be a royal flush. If the late Sammy Davis Jr. — who was black, Jewish and half-blind — were to convert to Islam and discover he was 1/64th Aboriginal.

So which is a better hand: A lesbian who wants a haircut or a Muslim who doesn’t want to give it to her?

42 posted on 03/01/2014 8:42:48 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Liberals have a hierarchy of protected classes and between gay and muslim....gay wins.


43 posted on 03/01/2014 8:43:22 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Norm Lenhart

in this case its the enemy and the enemy and we should encourage the infighting :p


44 posted on 03/01/2014 8:44:54 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Oops, this was supposed to be below on the Facebook friend’s comment, not in italics with your comment:

A white, Christian male has the lowest hand — it’s like he’s got just one high card, maybe an ace. So almost everyone trumps him.


45 posted on 03/01/2014 8:46:00 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Should a barber who specializes in men’s hair be forced to cater to women? Should dentists be forced to treat hangnails? Should roofers be forced to diagnose basement problems? Should a wedding dress designer be forced to design blue jeans? Should an oil painter be forced to draw in chalk?

There’s a lot of extraneous being thrown around, but the fact remains that the business owner is a specialist, he only works with men’s hair. She is not a part of his niche market.


46 posted on 03/01/2014 8:49:13 PM PST by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Terminal Barber Shop
_____________________________

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

That sounds ominous

They’re Moslems and they cut in proximity to the neck...


47 posted on 03/01/2014 8:51:25 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The shop provides a service to a specific clientele: men. Another “shop”, a gynecologist for example, provides a service to a specific clientele: woman. What’s the problem?


48 posted on 03/01/2014 9:13:10 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: 3Fingas

Sure. Until the Muslims decap them. Then the straight dems. Then the enviros.

you know. The usual.


49 posted on 03/01/2014 9:14:26 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christian male barbers refusing to cut lesbian’s hair, a horrible, disgusting, terrible crime against humanity, worthy of their torture and execution. Muslim male barbers refusing to cut lesbian’s hair, a noble, courageous, thoughtful deed, worthy of the entire world’s admiration. Yeah, right. What a bunch of scum bags.


50 posted on 03/01/2014 9:15:22 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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