Prayer, fasting, religious holidays, pilgrimage, as well as dietary and clothing requirements form part of Islamic practice for many Muslims. Such religious practices are legally protected in Canada.
According to the National Council of Canadians Muslims website, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms “constitutionally guarantees the freedom of religious practice, in addition to such fundamental rights as the freedom of peaceful assembly, association, thought, belief, opinion and expression.”
Daily prayers are a central practice of the Islamic faith. To that end, Islam prescribes prayer five times daily.
What other “recommendations” our tax-payer funded Islamic non-profit organizations asking for? Employee accommodation during the 30 day period of Ramadan. Shorter working hours during this extended religious holiday. Time off for a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
More from the website: Some Muslims refrain from all physical contact with unrelated persons of the opposite gender. If a Muslim employee excuses themselves from such forms of physical contact it should not be regarded as a personal insult or affront.
Okay, it’s not a personal affront. It is, however, a SOCIETAL AFFRONT. It is simply not the way Canadian society operates. It does not align with Canadian values. These our some serious demands. The bottom line is Canadian employers MUST bend to the will of a religious ideology from the 6th century which advances anti-female, misogynist beliefs.
No give-and-take. Canadian society MUST accommodate all the fundamentalists ask for. If not–watch out, it’s race card time. This is the religious dogma Justin Trudeau imports, funds, and indemnifies from all criticism. At the same time, folks can bash away at the Christian faith till the cows come home. In Canada there is no such thing as “Christophobia.” Why the special treatment
It is the great mystery of our time. Government won’t explain the favouritism inherent in their behaviour. Media will not break the issues down to get to the heart of the matter. Our educational institutions continue to preach the benevolence of Islam, and the corresponding malevolence of Christianity.
Our nation is being turned upside down– TRANS-formed, if you will. Rather than protecting our way of life, values and historical identity, the prime minister of Canada is working to TEAR THIS DOWN and build a new Canada. Considering our current government’s attitudes toward religion, the advancement of Islam to the religious pinnacle of society is fundamental to Trudeau’s post-modern “no core identity” Canada.