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Canada: Martial arts class separated by gender to accommodate Muslim man
Jihad Watch ^ | 1/16/14 | Robert Spencer

Posted on 01/17/2014 3:18:28 AM PST by markomalley

Power's mother said that "the sensei told her to 'get used to' gender separation in Canada." Where are the feminists? They have nothing to say about this? Does "multiculturalism," i.e., accommodation of Islamic supremacism, once again trump the equality of rights and dignity of women, even among the self-proclaimed defenders of women's rights?

"Halifax martial arts class separated by gender to accommodate Muslim man," by Kris Sims for QMI Agency, January 15 (thanks to Mike):

HALIFAX -- Politicians are scrambling to put a brave face on an ugly situation at a Halifax recreation centre.

Sonja Power, 17, was on the cusp of earning her black belt in Aikido at a Halifax dojo when a new man joined the class. He refused to be in contact with women or to spar with any of the female students.

Power and the other women were told to stay on one side of the room and not to approach the Muslim man to respect his faith.

"I felt like a second class citizen, that I was so disgusting and unworthy that this man doesn't even want to interact with me," Power told QMI Agency. "It doesn't make any sense, why would something you choose, your religion, trump something I'm born with, my gender, we wouldn't let a religion trump someone's race."

The incident happened more than a year ago and Power's mother, Michele Walsh, said she has contacted every level of government but was ignored. She said the sensei told her to "get used to" gender separation in Canada.

A similar situation at York University reignited the issue.

"I don't think anybody's rights should be trampled, so as a person of faith and as a woman I would be offended by this on both sides," said Candice Bergen, minister of state for Social Development speaking in Halifax. "We've seen organizations across the country for decades being able to (compromise) there's no reason this organization and this individual not to be able to do that."

Religion and gender are both protected human rights.

The City of Halifax, which owns the recreation centre, refused to comment citing privacy concerns, but said the city tries to work out human rights concerns between the parties.



TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
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"get used to" gender separation in Canada

Nothing like when competing political correctness agendas clash.

1 posted on 01/17/2014 3:18:28 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley
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2 posted on 01/17/2014 3:39:34 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: markomalley

It was a public facility, so the law presumably does not apply ....


3 posted on 01/17/2014 3:40:38 AM PST by sphinx
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To: markomalley

You influence with the wallet.
The screw with your class, change schools. They lose enough business you will see how quickly things change....


4 posted on 01/17/2014 3:49:47 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: markomalley

Some animals are more equal than others.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 3:53:19 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: markomalley

the sensei obviously is terrified of getting sued by by he Muslim

the sensai is a wuss

he should have calmly told the muslim, “you are more than welcome to join our class” Our classes are already established. If after up to two classes you are not comfortable, I will happily give you a refund


6 posted on 01/17/2014 3:58:27 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

He should have said “ Eat Pork, Be Happy!”


7 posted on 01/17/2014 4:00:34 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: markomalley
With "rape jihad" over there, women should be filling these classes and the town waken to the clacking of makiwaras every morning, and a kerambit in every purse. (maybe the mohammedan was worried about losing his nackers ;)
8 posted on 01/17/2014 4:03:51 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: markomalley
Yes, political correctness has its own hierarchy of victimology and right now race trumps gender. Of course both race and gender trump religion, unless that religion is Islam or some other pagan invention. Then religion=race, putting it back on top of gender.

Of course, gender has its own trump car, which is homosexuals, and the ace trump, which is being too confused to know what you are or what you like to pursue, on any given day.

So far a hand of brown Islamists beats a flush of lesbians, but we'll have to wait and see what the next Leftist dealer calls.

9 posted on 01/17/2014 4:10:30 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: markomalley; All

The Lesbian Left would scream hysterics if this accommodation was made for a Christian

The Lesbian Left will bend over for the Goat Rapers


10 posted on 01/17/2014 4:15:16 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: markomalley

It should get interesting when muslims decide that they don’t want homosexuals in their vicinity. I think the Lavender Mafia is screaming louder than the Feminazis these days.


11 posted on 01/17/2014 4:20:49 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: markomalley

If I was a woman in that class I would demand to practice with the men or get a complete refund. Men tend to be taller and heavier than women and have different centers of mass. How is a woman supposed to realistically practice punches, kicks, and especially throws against likely attacker-sized people? If the Muslim wimp can’t handle it, that’s his problem. My faith is strong enough to survive a few classroom sessions.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 4:35:28 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: markomalley

Where are the feminists? They have nothing to say about this?

EXACTLY. The Feminist Movement grew out in the 1960’s along with the “blame white America for everything” civil rights radicals.

The people behind it, like the people behind the radical movements of the 1960s and after, HATE white Caucasian Christian Males and the western civilization they produced.
Their goal is to TOTALLY destroy western civilization and they view Muslim Monsters as a useful tool to help accomplish this.

It has NOTHING to do with women’s rights.

As for the Muslims, well, hell, they are just behaving like Muslims - infilitrating another society of stupid Dhimmis who really think Islam is a “peaceful” religion and there are “moderate” Muslims who can be “reasonable.

Islam is like NAZISM. You can’t be a “moderate” NAZI and, like NAZISM, it needs to be totally stamped out - not accommodated. If not, start growing a beard, get a burks, throw away your beer, shoot your dog, smash your records, burn your books and pictures and forget about every seeing an attractive woman outside a giant body bag with a mouth hole and eyeslits. And check out the direction of Mecca, because you will be kneeling five times a day to face it.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 4:40:59 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: markomalley

None of them should be allowed in a civilized country. Send them back.


14 posted on 01/17/2014 4:53:37 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: markomalley

Gah....

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. It’s the first rule of traveling. It’s also the first rule of immigrating!

When I moved to the US, I damn well learned English. If I move to Canada, I will damn well learn French too.

If you want your new home to behave like your old home — STAY IN YOUR OLD HOME.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 5:13:35 AM PST by spiritplumber
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To: markomalley

she should make certain to get in his face every chance she can and when he strikes out, practice her karate and beat the living snot out of him.

Then remark publicly that she now undertsand why he didn’t want to spar against a woman. He was too much of a wimp to face one. That must be why mohammed had to rape little girls. He couldn’t handle a woman either.

Of course she’ll have to make sure she watches him carefully because he will try to strike out again. When he does she has to be prepared to kill him in self defense.

Which is kind of a microcosm of the world situation. We will be forced at some point to kill all the moslesm to stamp out this plague called islam.


16 posted on 01/17/2014 5:17:16 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: SampleMan

That’s a pretty good analogy. I like it.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 6:08:04 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: markomalley

The Sensei is afraid of the Human Rights Committee witch hunters so he is accommodating to the muzzie. This chick needs to simply ignore the request of the Sensie and constantly interact with the mudslime. When she gets kicked out then she will have a case for the HRC. I wouldn’t like to see a businessman put between this rock and hard place but the dojo is owned by the city so F’em.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 8:42:56 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: markomalley

He just did not want to be bested by a woman (girl for that matter).


19 posted on 01/17/2014 9:34:40 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

He shouldn’t have to fight a girl if he doesn’t want to, but that doesn’t entitle him to his own section of the dojo


20 posted on 01/17/2014 9:36:52 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Aikido is practiced in Dojos which are clubs, you
pay a monthly dues, not per lesson.

I have never attended a Dojo in a foreign land but
usually one practices with what ever partner is
available, it may be an expert or a rank beginner
It’a not always up to you, although you are free to
offer to practice with someone, it is rarely ever
refused.
This should have been explained to the man.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 11:04:24 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

In this case it sounds like a public facility. Plus a person should always be allowed to fight or not, whichever they choose. That should just be common courtesy


22 posted on 01/17/2014 11:06:28 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

There is no “fighting” in Aikido.
Aikido is about love. Love your opponent
into the ground.
Let there be no disharmony in the universe.
The energy that an attacker directs at you
is used against them. If deadly force is used
the attacker may be hurt or killed although
the object is to avoid that.
Very ethical, there are no blocks, and force
is always directed in the direction a joint
wants to go, so there is no permanent damage
but lots of pain, except if the attack is
serious and the attacker does not know how
to respond.

I did not become shodan as my knees began to give
me a lot of problems from a prior motorcycle accident
but I did practice for 5 years and was up to test
for it.
Very good thing to know.

Video of Shodan test.
http://www.heartaikido.com/img/videos/Geoff_Dennis.mov


23 posted on 01/17/2014 11:21:29 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yet if she refused to spar with him because he is a muzzie ....


24 posted on 01/17/2014 11:22:21 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: tet68
Aikido is about love. Love your opponent into the ground.

*snicker*

25 posted on 01/17/2014 11:33:40 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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