Man Loses Job Over ‘Islamophobic’ Tweet About Mosques Broadcasting Prayer Over Speakers
Last week, a number of local mosques in the Toronto-area municipalities were granted permission to broadcast azan – the call to prayer – at sunset every day during Ramadan. This decision was hailed by many since the pandemic has made it impossible to gather for prayer.
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Patrick Brown, the Brampton mayor, tweeted: “Our noise by-law originally passed in 1984 and only included an exemption for Church bells. It will now include all faiths within the permitted hours and decibel levels. The Muslim community can proceed with the sunset azan because it’s 2020 [and] we treat all faiths equally.”
A Twitter user going by the name Ravi Hooda responded to the tweet: “What’s next? Separate lanes for camel & goat riders, allowing slaughter of animals at home in the name of sacrifice, bylaw requiring all women to cover themselves from head to toe in tents to appease the piece fools for votes.”
The account was later made private.
Hooda’s profile bio states that he is a “professional realtor, immigration consultant and community volunteer.”