It didn’t help his case that he shared a joke about a devout Muslim on his Facebook page.
Now 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.
This is the same Kangaroo Kourt that refuses to enforce the law when Muslims blatantly discriminate: Landlords face no punishment for discrimination in online ads