Canadian 'Anti-Hate' Activists Get Real Estate Agent Fired for Daring to Criticize 'Allahu Akbar'
Late last month, the mayor of Brampton, Ontario, announced his city had passed an exemption to the local noise ordinance allowing mosques to play the adhan, the Muslim call to prayer, during the evenings. This call to prayer begins with the words, "Allahu Akbar!" A local man dared to criticize the decision on Twitter, and activists reported him to his employer. On May 5, RE/MAX Canada announced the man had been fired, even though he had apologized for the message.
"Our noise by law originally passed in 1984 only included an exemption for Church bells. It will now include all faiths within the permitted hours & decibel levels. The Muslim community can proceed with the sunset azan because it's 2020 & we treat all faiths equally," Patrick Brown, the mayor, tweeted with the hashtag "#Ramadan," celebrating the Muslim fast.