Skip to comments.Parking restriction during prayer hours discriminates against Muslims, rights complaint says
Posted on 06/12/2014 2:56:10 PM PDT by rickmichaels
TORONTO Two men say a parking restriction in the City of Mississauga thats in effect during Friday prayer services discriminates against Muslims and theyre asking the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to back their claim.
Salman Khalid, 32, is an emergency physician at a hospital about half an hour from the ISNA Canada Centre, a mosque he and his family have always attended in Mississauga, west of Toronto. In May 2012, he was given a ticket for parking on nearby Finfar Court rather than the mosques parking lot, while attending Friday prayer services.
The bylaw states that parking is prohibited on the side street, approximately one block from the mosque, between 12-3 p.m. on Fridays.
But this coincides with the mosques hours of prayer service on Islams holiest day of the week, according to Salmans father, Muhammad.
This is our Sabbath day. The Christians have Sundays, the Jewish people have Saturdays, the Muslims have Friday, said Mr. Khalid, the elder. It is at noontime. Its not in the evenings, its not in the morning. It is specified in the Koran that thats the time.
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Does the city waive parking restrictions around churches on Sundays and synagogues on Saturday? If not then go away.
Lots of cities do. But that’s generally on weekends when businesses are closed.
Western countries were certainly stupid for letting these whiners into their countries. Mohammed didn’t say a thing about free parking as a requirement for worship.
I guess that’s why they also took down the Twin Towers. Maybe casting a shadow over some mosque or something.
Maybe the mosque should expand their parking lot... duh.
I READ THE STORY:
Parking is adequate in the mosques own lot ... however it is difficult to exit quickly after services ..
“Mr. Khalid says Fridays are busy at the mosque, and the parking lot is typically packed with more than 400 vehicles. He insists it is necessary for his son to park on the side street in order to avoid the heavy congestion in the parking lot and get to work on time.”
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