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Toronto woman denied haircut files human rights complaint
CBC News ^ | Nov 15, 2012

Posted on 11/15/2012 5:32:47 PM PST by RansomOttawa

A Toronto barbershop has found itself at the centre of a human rights complaint after its barbers refused to cut a woman's hair.

Faith McGregor, 35, went to the Terminal Barber Shop on Bay Street, back in June looking for a haircut.

But she was turned away.

The barbers, who are all Muslim, told her their religion didn't allow them to cut the hair of a woman who is not a member of their family.

McGregor filed a human rights complaint.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; haircut; humanrights; muslims
Pertinent quote from later in the article:
"I want the shop to be cited and forced to give haircuts in the fashion they provide [barbershop style] to any woman, or man that asks for one," she said.

I do love seeing sacred cows lock horns: in this case, the religious rights of a minority vs. the almighty Human Rights Commission. I'm makin' popcorn.

1 posted on 11/15/2012 5:32:59 PM PST by RansomOttawa
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To: RansomOttawa

awesome, turn the tables on the mooselimbs


2 posted on 11/15/2012 5:36:18 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: RansomOttawa

I will not spend a nickel at any muzzie establishment. PERIOD.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 5:36:18 PM PST by oldtimer
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To: RansomOttawa
I'm makin' popcorn.

Make sure it's low calorie, low fat and low in salt/sodium, or else Nanny Bloomberg will get you.

4 posted on 11/15/2012 5:37:17 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: RansomOttawa

Canada is reaping what they’ve sewn by coddling these muslim pagans . . . eh?


5 posted on 11/15/2012 5:37:36 PM PST by laweeks
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To: RansomOttawa

HA, that was my first thought....where’s my popcorn? lol


6 posted on 11/15/2012 5:37:53 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: RansomOttawa
Ten bucks says she loses.
7 posted on 11/15/2012 5:40:41 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: RansomOttawa

I’m actually OK with them refusing as any business should be able to do.

Me personally, I’ll pass on sitting in a chair with a muslim waving a sharp object around my head.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 5:42:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RansomOttawa; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

Canada Ping!


9 posted on 11/15/2012 5:47:59 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: RansomOttawa

The Muslim barbers are sexist morons, and I would not allow anyone like them to cut my hair. The customer is a litigious moron, and I would not associate with anyone like her. The members of the Human Rights Council are morons, but at least it’s their job - they are professional morons. All three sides deserve each other, and I hope they will waste massive amounts of time and money, suffering the entire time.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 5:48:23 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: RansomOttawa

It’s the end of the world as we know it...


11 posted on 11/15/2012 5:52:57 PM PST by fhayek
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To: RansomOttawa

“Lady, enjoy your buzz cut”


12 posted on 11/15/2012 5:54:52 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: Pollster1

Put them all in a room, give them all knives and let them get a cuttin’.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 5:55:31 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Pollster1

OK, that nails it. I want them ALL to lose.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 5:57:44 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: RansomOttawa
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15 posted on 11/15/2012 6:00:29 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: RansomOttawa
"McGregor filed a human rights complaint."

What a fool. Everyone knows there is no such thing as human rights in the Muslim world.

16 posted on 11/15/2012 6:01:55 PM PST by Baynative
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To: RansomOttawa
Watch your neck with the male koranimals. http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/women-assault-cut-hair-christian-woman-metro
17 posted on 11/15/2012 6:10:17 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Why does this make me think of paper-rock-scissors?


18 posted on 11/15/2012 6:15:31 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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Donate here!

FReepathon is still on. Day 46
If not now, when?



19 posted on 11/15/2012 6:19:40 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RansomOttawa
"The barbers, who are all Muslim, told her their religion didn't allow them to cut the hair of a woman who is not a member of their family. "

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! And when the mosselimbs are placated use the decision to overturn every anti-catholic decision

20 posted on 11/15/2012 6:21:41 PM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: cripplecreek

“How come you’re letting that Indian get behind you with a cutting tool?”

Rooster Cogburn


21 posted on 11/15/2012 6:27:43 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Pollster1
All three sides deserve each other, and I hope they will waste massive amounts of time and money, suffering the entire time.

Not me. They're wasting my money. It costs nothing to file this complaint; the taxpayers pick up the bill.

Personally, I think this kind of human rights complaint should be settled by a cage-match food fight. Halal optional, of course.

The multicult chickens are coming home to roost.

22 posted on 11/15/2012 6:29:36 PM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RansomOttawa
The problem is not that they are refusing her- I can actually AGREE with them on that- It is THEIR BUSINESS and they can refuse to serve anyone they want

The problem is that THE GOVERNMENT HAS FORCED OTHER BUSINESSES AND ENTITIES to cater to gays or other groups when they are personally or religiously against it, OR JUST DONT FEEL LIKE IT

Prediction:
I foresee that they are going to allow them to refuse because males/females are not part of an oppressed minority preferred class, but gays are

23 posted on 11/15/2012 6:31:00 PM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Baynative
What a fool. Everyone knows there is no such thing as human rights in the Muslim world.

That would require humans.

24 posted on 11/15/2012 6:34:18 PM PST by RugerMini14
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To: ltc8k6

I demand that a muslim gives me my first ever shave with a straight razor or I’m suing!


25 posted on 11/15/2012 6:36:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RansomOttawa

Wait..... every customer at the shop is a member of their family?

How do run a business where every customer must be a family member??


26 posted on 11/15/2012 6:41:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: AZLiberty

LOL....


27 posted on 11/15/2012 6:47:15 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: RansomOttawa

This will go nowhere!


28 posted on 11/15/2012 7:07:54 PM PST by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: RansomOttawa

I’m on the side of the Muslims here. Their barbershop. Their business.


29 posted on 11/15/2012 7:07:56 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: GeronL
How do run a business where every customer must be a family member??

By cutting men's hair. It's a barber shop, after all. Islam doesn't forbid Muslim men from touching other men, only women who are not close relations. (And vice versa.)

30 posted on 11/15/2012 7:30:03 PM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Pollster1

Except it’s not their money. I would not want to spend more than it costs for a few gallons of petrol to douse them with and be rid of the lot, all 3 sides as you point out.


31 posted on 11/15/2012 7:44:19 PM PST by wrencher
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To: Mr. K

It will at least define who wins on the liberal hierarchy of victimhood scale in Canada, Muslims or women. I suspect you are correct and the Muslims will be higher on the scale.


32 posted on 11/15/2012 8:00:28 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: RansomOttawa

I guarantee, that somehow, someway, this was planned to or will be turned to a way to harm Christians.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 8:43:43 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: yldstrk

She’s at risk of them giving her lice via the comb or a disease from a rusty blade run against the scalp. It would be better to sue them for discrimination to put them out of business, but not to use them.


34 posted on 11/15/2012 8:58:12 PM PST by tbw2
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To: RansomOttawa

Let me guess she could not find a Christian business to accuse of discriminating against her for being gay so this was the next target of choice.

Yeah, I am just guessing on the gay thing.


35 posted on 11/15/2012 9:17:09 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: laweeks

What if this was an Orthodox Jewish business.

This is a religious freedom issue and a Muslim business should no more be compelled to act against their beliefs about the propriety of cutting the hair of an unrelated female than a Catholic business owner should have to pay for contraceptive coverage in an insurance plan.


36 posted on 11/15/2012 9:20:23 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: ccmay

Dumb! Why bother doing a public business? In reality the muslim barbers are practicing sexual discrimination spiced with religious discrimination. Frankly, these Muslim haters(barbers) should only be cutting men’s hair & trimming beards. The other reality muslims because of islam are full of intolerance.


37 posted on 11/16/2012 4:36:10 AM PST by existentially_kuffer
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To: lastchance
propriety of cutting the hair of an unrelated female than a Catholic business owner should have to pay for contraceptive coverage

Quite a stretch . . . haircuts and religious freedom

38 posted on 11/16/2012 7:59:25 AM PST by laweeks
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To: laweeks

Not a stretch at all. It is for religious reasons they can not cut a woman’s hair. If I don’t stop being Catholic because I have business they should not have to stop being Muslim because they have a business.

Oh I was right about the gay thing. She is a lesbian.


39 posted on 11/16/2012 2:01:34 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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