Canada Fines Christian $12,000 for Not Removing Shoes

World Net Daily reports that John Alabi, 53, a Christian and a landlord who lives in the Toronto, Canada area, is being ordered to pay a fine of $12,000 by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal because he failed to remove his shoes when he entered the apartment he was renting to a Muslim couple. The tenants were planning to move out and he says he gave the couple the required 24-hours notice that he would be showing the apartment to another tenant. They told him not to come while they were praying, and to text first. He agreed. But when they stopped answering his text messages, he showed the apartment.

The Muslim tenants waited eight months before filing their grievance with the human rights tribunal, where they receive free representation. The couple searched his Facebook page and found a joke they considered offensive and used it to bolster their case. The tribunal agreed he harassed them and failed in his duty to accommodate their religious needs – and awarded them $6,000 each – plus interest.

Alabi says he does not have the money to pay the fine and does not know what he is going to do. The father of three asked, “What about my rights to show my place so I could rent it and put food on the table for my family?” Alabi added, “It has just shattered me. I am broken. I am broken.”

WND report found here.

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