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Muslim barber refuses to cut hair of lesbian: Whose rights trump whose?
Liberty Unyielding ^ | 03/03/2014 | Howard Portnoy

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 “businessmen’s 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 doesn’t like the girly cuts that they do at a salon. She wants the boy’s 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 don’t 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. Let’s take a state at random — say Arizona — and graft on the same scenario. Gay rights activists usually tend to be protectors of adherents to America’s 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 — 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?

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 prosecution’s 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?


TOPICS: Canada; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gayrights; homosexualagenda; lesbian; muslim
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1 posted on 03/09/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Here is the original news from the TORONTO SUN:

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/11/16/gay-activists-have-met-their-match-with-muslim-barbers

TITLE: Gay activists have met their match with Muslim barbers
by Ezra Levant


2 posted on 03/09/2014 7:13:52 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Phrase of the soon to come future...Islam die!


3 posted on 03/09/2014 7:18:21 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s only one way to settle this... THUNDERDOME!!


4 posted on 03/09/2014 7:18:49 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: SeekAndFind

Give her a haircut she’ll never forget.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 7:19:46 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: SeekAndFind
A gay man is like having two pairs in poker.

P.S. I see what you did there.

6 posted on 03/09/2014 7:20:04 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: SeekAndFind

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


7 posted on 03/09/2014 7:21:29 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: SeekAndFind
RAT fight!

8 posted on 03/09/2014 7:22:25 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SeekAndFind
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9 posted on 03/09/2014 7:23:32 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ah, this is a good one.

Liberal heads exploding trying to calculate which special interest trumps the other.


10 posted on 03/09/2014 7:29:20 PM PDT by FAA
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To: SeekAndFind

So far, homosexual demands trump any religious rights.


11 posted on 03/09/2014 7:29:49 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Excellent. I hope these fools twist their own reality into a pretzel.


12 posted on 03/09/2014 7:30:48 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


13 posted on 03/09/2014 7:31:09 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just the fact that liberal causes so frequently collide is proof that liberals are wrong.


14 posted on 03/09/2014 7:33:19 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought Muslims cut heads off of homosexuals.

Lesbian should be thankful he DIDN’T give her a haircut.


15 posted on 03/09/2014 7:36:31 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Blood of Tyrants
So far, homosexual demands trump any religious rights.

Except for izzlam. Izzlam always wins ANY rights argument.

16 posted on 03/09/2014 7:36:37 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: SeekAndFind

"Ok, wheres that barber shop?"

17 posted on 03/09/2014 7:37:08 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope this battle stays on the front pages for a while!


18 posted on 03/09/2014 7:39:27 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I recall a U.S. dentist who had an AIDS infected patient who wanted a tooth extraction. The dentist agreed to do it at a local hospital facility, but not in his privately owned office. A tyrant in black robes said his private office was a "public accommodation" because he used it to serve patients from the "public". He had no right to insist on performing a bloody surgery on someone infected with an incurable, communicable disease in a hospitable facility instead of contaminating his private office space.

The dentist essentially said, "piss off, I'm closed for business".

19 posted on 03/09/2014 7:39:36 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Bomb-Voyage!
20 posted on 03/09/2014 7:40:51 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Demanding some one else perform for you is to make them a slave.


21 posted on 03/09/2014 7:41:04 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is like the quandry of what an environmentalist should do when they see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant...


22 posted on 03/09/2014 7:41:37 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I've got to go with "we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone."

Though I'm pretty sure liberals will find some way to blame this situation on Bush and or Palin.

23 posted on 03/09/2014 7:43:25 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It might be interesting if it asked for a razor cut.


24 posted on 03/09/2014 7:46:14 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: A_perfect_lady

A straight flush beats?


25 posted on 03/09/2014 7:48:22 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: FAA

Which group can urinate the farthest?


26 posted on 03/09/2014 7:54:18 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, lets seek a compromise.

The lesbian wants a hair cut. The muslim does not want to give her one.

The muslim wants to stone the lesbian. The lesbian does not want to be stoned.

I say, we let each of them get their way. It is after all, a civil rights issue.

We will toss a coin to see who goes first.

Heads, the lesbian gets her hair cut, and then the muslim gets to stone her.

Tails, the muslim gets to stone her and then the lesbian gets her hair cut.

Sound fair to ya’ll?


27 posted on 03/09/2014 7:54:39 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: SeekAndFind

Muslims are not allowed to touch Pigs.


28 posted on 03/09/2014 7:55:34 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: SeekAndFind

Which side to support? Neither. Maybe they’ll fight it out. She was looking to start something. Most salons do men’s or women’s cuts.


29 posted on 03/09/2014 7:56:32 PM PDT by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yes but have there been any cases of womens’ rights versus Muslim rights?


30 posted on 03/09/2014 7:57:38 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: ThunderSleeps

Would a ( devout ) Christian barber refuse to cut the hair of a lesbian ? I wouldn’t think so.

I often complain that rhetoric rules over reason, but even in the realm of rhetoric, this does not equate to the refusal of Christian baker to bake a gay wedding cake. Because presumably they would bake a birthday cake, a graduation cake, or other kinds of cakes for gay clientele, as it is not their personage which is under objection, but the act of participating in a ritual proscribed by their belief.

Maybe a fine point, but not so fine that I myself cannot appreciate it.


31 posted on 03/09/2014 7:58:39 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought “gotcha!” then I saw ‘Toronto’.

Damn.

Should be interesting to follow, though...


32 posted on 03/09/2014 7:59:15 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Pikachu_Dad; MinuteGal

“Omar Mahrouk is the owner of the Terminal Barber Shop in Toronto. He follows Shariah law, so he thinks women have cooties.”

Frankly, as a woman I would never go into a barber shop owned by a Muslim man that follows Shariah law, and whose barbershop is named “Terminal”. And he has a scissors near my throat. Just sayin ...


33 posted on 03/09/2014 8:01:32 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: SeekAndFind
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.

Forgot to throw in a sex change operation.

34 posted on 03/09/2014 8:02:02 PM PDT by BikerTrash
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To: SeekAndFind

let’s just hope he doesn’t refuse to bale them a wedding cake or take their wedding photos....


35 posted on 03/09/2014 8:08:26 PM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: SeekAndFind

should read bake, not bale


36 posted on 03/09/2014 8:09:08 PM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: SeekAndFind

Something smells fishy here...


37 posted on 03/09/2014 8:13:53 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Myrddin

A dentist is only permitted to refuse treating an AIDS patient if the procedure that needs to be done is beyond the dentist’s “scope of expertise”. I personally know many general dentists who do not do extractions and always refer them to the oral surgeon. Many AIDS patients are medically complex and have other health issues as well. This dentist legitimately offered to treat this patient in a hospital setting. We know now that this situation was a set-up from a group of AIDS activists. Unfortunately, the judge sided with the patient and sentenced the dentist to perform FREE dental treatment for 50 HIV+ patients. Dentists are not exempt from treating patients with HIV or hepatitis in their private offices. “Universal precautions” for infection control are supposed to be in place to prevent transmission of disease, whether you know someone is infected with something or not.


38 posted on 03/09/2014 8:14:23 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: BerryDingle

Wow! No penis envy complex there! I’ll bet she can write her name in the snow.


39 posted on 03/09/2014 8:15:38 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just another proof that liberalism is a religious cult of fools.


40 posted on 03/09/2014 8:16:11 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Islam isn’t completely a religion. It is mostly a political system masquerading as a religion. Much like Liberalism is mostly a religion masquerading as a political system. So it is a tough call.


41 posted on 03/09/2014 8:19:33 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dr_lew

I see your point and it is an excellent distinction.


42 posted on 03/09/2014 8:20:09 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: A_perfect_lady

i seriously am for thunderdoming many of our existing, liberal-rooted problems. check prior posts.


43 posted on 03/09/2014 8:26:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Ray76

everyone has right to association and a right to set requirements to obtain service. no guns in my store. no shoes, no service. not a member, no service.


44 posted on 03/09/2014 8:29:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Employ Sharia law - shave his hands off his wrists. That’s only fair.


45 posted on 03/09/2014 8:35:45 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: SeekAndFind
It's not a matter of whose rights trump whose.

Taking either side, when one of the sides is not traditional Western culture, is not what their goal is.

Only when the outcome is to demonize or weaken Western culture is when they will take a side.

They could care less about Muslims or women or gays or anything. All they care about is taking down the Man, i.e. Us.

46 posted on 03/09/2014 8:36:09 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: dr_lew

That’s a strong argument that could succeed. Unfortunately, the GOP, National Review, the Wall Street Journal and the so called “religious right” don’t appear interested in protecting conservatives from persecution.


47 posted on 03/09/2014 8:38:58 PM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: SeekAndFind

and of course if the free market were allowed to work NONE of this would be an issue


48 posted on 03/09/2014 8:45:59 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind
Muslim barber refuses to cut hair of lesbian: Whose rights trump whose?

In this case, the barber's rights trump the lesbian's rights.

The last time I checked, nobody has the right to force a barber to give them a haircut.

The barber can simply hold up a placard which sez:

"I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone."

49 posted on 03/09/2014 8:49:42 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gay trumps black, and muslim trumps gay.


50 posted on 03/09/2014 9:38:13 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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