Skip to comments.Muslim barber refuses to cut hair of lesbian: Whose rights trump whose?
Posted on 03/09/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Being a believer in all -isms can get hairy at times. Take as an illustration a case reported in the Toronto Sun by Ezra Levant:
So a lesbian walks into a Muslim barbershop, and asks for a businessmens haircut.
It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it really happened, and now a government agency called the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario will hear her complaint.
Faith McGregor is the lesbian who doesnt like the girly cuts that they do at a salon. She wants the boys hairdo.
Omar Mahrouk is the owner of the Terminal Barber Shop in Toronto. He follows Shariah law, so he thinks women have cooties. As Mahrouk and the other barbers there say, they dont believe in touching women other than their own wives.
The incident occurred in Canada in November 2012, but it could easily happen here and now. Lets take a state at random say Arizona and graft on the same scenario. Gay rights activists usually tend to be protectors of adherents to Americas lone diverse religion, Islam, so where do their sympathies lie?
This question is a real head scratcher in Canada, which passed a Multiculturalism Act in 1988, paving the way for an influx of immigrants with medieval attitudes toward second-class citizens (read: women and gays). Faith McGregor belongs to both groups.
How to resolve this this human rights impasse? Levant envisions a hierarchy similar to the one found in the game of poker, except in this case based on some ad hoc notion of degrees of political correctness. He quips:
A white, Christian male has the lowest hand its like hes 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 shes also in a wheelchair, which means shes 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 doesnt want to give it to her?
Joking aside, when government attempts to decide which protected class of citizens is more aggrieved in cases like this, they run into trouble. The only out is to look the other way, which is what liberals have been doing here for years. The question of tolerance for one protected group over another arose during the murder trial of George Zimmerman, when the prosecutions star witness Rachel Jeantel intimated under cross-examination that Trayvon Martin was anti-gay. Do you recall any marches by the Lambda Society or GLAAD denouncing blacks for their Stone Age view of homosexuality? Nah. Instead, liberals buried their heads in the sand, waiting till the news cycle moved on to other headlines. Hypocrisy much?
Here is the original news from the TORONTO SUN:
TITLE: Gay activists have met their match with Muslim barbers
by Ezra Levant
Phrase of the soon to come future...Islam die!
There’s only one way to settle this... THUNDERDOME!!
Give her a haircut she’ll never forget.
P.S. I see what you did there.
This could well be the Battle Of The Ages.
Two far too well known highly oversensitive special interest groups battle to the death.
Lesbians Against Mohammad, anyone?
Mohammadans Against Lesbians?
This may be too much for the mind of Ackmed the dead terrorist
Ah, this is a good one.
Liberal heads exploding trying to calculate which special interest trumps the other.
So far, homosexual demands trump any religious rights.
Excellent. I hope these fools twist their own reality into a pretzel.
Thye Barber MUST Be forced to give her a haircut! That or exposed as a racist anti-Islamic POS who deserves to be in prison for LIFE.
Just the fact that liberal causes so frequently collide is proof that liberals are wrong.
I thought Muslims cut heads off of homosexuals.
Lesbian should be thankful he DIDN’T give her a haircut.
Except for izzlam. Izzlam always wins ANY rights argument.
"Ok, wheres that barber shop?"
I hope this battle stays on the front pages for a while!
The dentist essentially said, "piss off, I'm closed for business".