Canada: Landlord who didn’t remove shoes must pay Muslim couple $12,000

Source: Human Rights Tribunal rules Brampton landlord must pay Muslim couple $12,000 | h/t thereligionofpeace.com

…the small landlord who rented out the main floor of his Brampton home to an Arab Muslim couple must pay them $12,000 for failing to accommodate their religious practices when showing their apartment to prospective tenants.

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario also found that he “harassed them and created a poisoned housing environment.”

His sins? John Alabi refused to remove his shoes when showing the bedroom where the couple prayed and while he always gave them the mandated 24-hour notice before showings, he didn’t always provide the five-minute heads-up they’d requested to ensure the wife was modestly dressed and they weren’t in the midst of their five daily prayers.

“There was absolutely no evidence that the applicants’ requests for additional notice and for the removal of shoes in this case were an attempt by them to impose their way of life on the respondent or anyone else,” ruled vice chair Jo-Anne Pickel. “(They) were merely making simple requests for the accommodation of their religious practices … their requests easily could have been met without any hardship to the respondent, let alone any undue hardship as that term is used in human rights law.”

In December 2014, Walid Madkour and his wife Heba Ismail moved from Montreal into Alabi’s ground-floor apartment. Following several disputes, including the couple allegedly wanting their landlord to be quiet after 10 p.m., they agreed to terminate the lease on Feb. 28, 2015.

In the meantime, Alabi tried to rent out the unit. Madkhour wanted a one-hour notification of any showing in addition to the 24-hour notice.

Alabi told him that by law, only 24 hours was necessary. Madkhour accused him of “racism and violation of our civil rights:” Since his landlord was well aware that Ismail was unemployed and always home, “he considered it harassment for (Alabi) to continue to say that he would enter the premises without permission.”

Alabi texted back: “Welcome to Ontario, Canada.”

The landlord told the hearing that he meant that apartment viewing rules were different in Ontario than in Quebec where the couple had last lived. The human rights tribunal saw it as another example of discrimination.

That same evening, Ismail heard loud pounding on the steps outside their door; Alabi said he was just shovelling the snow; she said it was intimidating and frightening.

The couple called police.

They were told that contrary to their understanding, their landlord had a right to show the apartment when they were home. As a “courtesy,” Alabi agreed to give them five minutes notice in addition to the 24 hours. But that negotiated detente ended two days later after Ismail videotaped Alabi refusing to remove his shoes when entering their bedroom. “She said it was disrespectful and an act of racism.”

Alabi told the hearing that his shoes had never been an issue before and accused his tenants of trying to set up roadblocks to his renting their flat. He also accused them of trying to impose their way of life on him and said “the fact that someone belongs to a religion does not permit them to inconvenience others.”

The tribunal didn’t see it that way — especially after the tenants introduced their landlord’s Facebook page that had a “joke” about a devout Arab Muslim that they found offensive. Alabi told the hearing “he had freedom of speech and could post what he wanted on his Facebook page … He did not share the post to attack anyone. He said he shared it only because it made him laugh.”

Be careful what you post online — Pickel saw it as further evidence of his bias.

“When considered together, I find that the comment ‘welcome to Ontario, Canada,’ the making of loud pounding noises outside the applicants’ door shortly after making that comment, and (Alabi)’s refusal to remove his shoes when entering (their) prayer space amounted to harassment under the Code.”

In addition to paying them $6,000 each for injury to their dignity, feelings and self-respect, Alabi must also take an e-learning course on “Human Rights in Rental Housing.”


The moral of the story, other than more evidence that sharia is creeping: Never rent to Muslims!

14 thoughts on “Canada: Landlord who didn’t remove shoes must pay Muslim couple $12,000

  1. Walid Madkour and his wife Heba Ismail . Could hey have been collecting 2 times the normal welfare payments? Demanding the landlord remove his shoes! I demand they remove those hideous burquers .Muslims seem to exist only to cause problems for others.. Muslims are at war with us. They should be required to disavow islam for another religion or be considered enemies of war and treated as such!

  2. What sort of people tolerate factions making unreasonable demands in their midst? What sort of people tolerate their judiciary backing up such unreasonable demands?

    They are people who’re no longer motivated to maintain any sort of decent, civilized existence — not for themselves, not for their offspring, not for their progeny, not for their country.

    They are people whose strongest desire is to cower, to grovel before the most ruthless, cruel, bloodthirsty among them.

  3. Keep continuing to hand feed these whiny Muzzies & the payback isn’t going to be so pretty. So many things wrong with this. They walk our streets & just glare at us with hatred. They shop our stores & hate the fact we’re even in there. They look at us with disgust. They look at the females & smirk thinking they dress like whores yet in the back of their minds desire them. They sit high on their pedestals and look down on us wanting to change everything about us. Heck, they don’t want to change us, they want to destroy us. Yet, we cater to them as if they are mini-gods. Don’t u dare say anything bad about there so-called prophet who was a sickening pedophile. I could go on but will stop there & just say what I disagree with about this situation.

    -As Christians, in Canada, could a tenant insist that someone prays before entering a room out of respect? Or maybe make the sign of the cross as the Catholics do? How about touching holy water to their heads or something. You must read this Bible verse or you disrespect me. Give me $10,000.

    -Noise outside – She acted like someone was breaking in & branding a weapon. He was doing what landlords do. Now, had he not shoveled the snow, they would have complained about that.

    -In 2015, they agreed they would leave. Why the heck they still there? It’s because they love the drama & are always looking for some means to benefit off of anyone and whatever means it takes. People seem to be bending to their every want & desire too. Not sure what frightens everyone so much that they are willing to give up everything they know & love to give these folks everything they desire. It’s gonna have the Boomerang affect & come right back on us. Stand up people.

    -So, he ‘requests’ for an hour heads up before bringing people by as well as a 5 minute heads up – Notice ASKS. Guess Canada has issues with definitions of certain words. And he gives 24 hour notice. Just use your math skills there.

    -Needed heads-up in case of prayer time – These people pray 5 times a day for crying out loud. When are they NOT praying? Not the landlord’s fault they’re going to hell if they only pray 4 times. Again, bending to their rules instead of Muzzies adjusting.

    They had several run-ins & that’s why they chose to cancel their lease. They feel they were discriminated against & felt their civil rights were violated. This is hogwash. This landlord met this couple, probably several times, before allowing them to rent in his building. He knew from the start what they were. It’s not like they are hard to identify with all that cloth on. So, why did he rent to them to begin with if he was a man that discriminated?

    And who the heck cares WHY he said “Welcome to Ontario, Canada?”

    Regardless of how this court seen this situation as far as his guilt or innocence, nothing here even comes close to $12,000. He could have stood on the door step calling them every name under the sun & it doesn’t warrant nowhere close to that. If anything, they owe him for still being in his place & being jackasses. But let’s just keep pumping them up, feeding them with our riches while we eat their cow manure. Let’s not hurt their feelings for goodness sakes. We wouldn’t want that. Let’s continue to appease them. So, Allah Akbar.

  4. “We welcome all races and religions. However, we have a number of applicants. We’ll get back to you, thank you very much for stopping by.”.

    I believe that covers it nicely and with the appropriate smirk, oops, typo, I mean smile. 😆

  5. First off, this is the workings of Justin Trudeau. Justin is working with George Soros( a Nazi collaborator) during world war 2) who put hundreds of Hungarian Jews to death by ratting them to Nazis. Justin has no clue in running a country, just snowboarding taking self pickies. The m103 law is very unconstitutional because we have anti racist laws.this m103 is going to be a foot stool for variant forms of Sharia law in Muslim dominant communities. BAN SHARIA LAW NOW! It is incompatible with our Canadian laws

  6. Re: In addition to paying them $6,000 each for injury to their dignity, feelings and self-respect, Alabi must also take an e-learning course on “Human Rights in Rental Housing.”

    SINCE FUCKING WHEN ARE “HURT FEELINGS” AGAINST THE (REAL) LAW IN CANADA?!

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