Quebec party leader says all mosques should be investigated before opening

Beside just how fucking horrible of an idea this is, the claim that it’s motivated by a concern for “religious accomodation” requests and framework to handle them is ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT. Religious accommodation requests have to do with the reqest for special treatment (such as the wearing of turbans in the RCMP or the use of religious law to settle certain property disputes) outside of normal legal circumstances. The building of a mosques is a fundamentally protected right to freedom of worship, it is in no way an “accommodation” request. I’m fairly certain Legault knows this, too, and is grandstanding for the sake of whipping up bigotry and votes for himself.

tl;dr: this has absolutely nothing to do with “religious accommodation” it’s Islamophobia pure and simple

The leader of Coalition for Quebec’s Future said Tuesday all mosques should be investigated prior to being allowed to open in the province.

Francois Legault, head of the third-most popular party in Quebec’s legislature, said a public body should be created to investigate people who potentially disagree with so-called Quebec values.

Legault said the body would be able to find out if “applicants (for mosques) have consistently denigrated Quebec values.”

He said municipal authorities could use information collected by investigators in order to deny permits to people wanting to open mosques in the province.

Legault’s comments were in reaction to news that a Quebec town north of Montreal bowed to citizen pressure and denied a zoning change that would have allowed people to build a mosque.

Due to the absence of provincial regulation on reasonable religious accommodation, Legault said the mayor of Shawinigan, Que., was simply responding to concerns from citizens and doesn’t deserve to be criticized.

“I am not ready to blame a mayor who was faced with the concerns of his citizens and a lack of regulations,” he said. “He took the decision to say: The answer is no.”

Legault has joined with the Opposition Parti Quebecois in calling on the government to create clear rules governing how elected officials should respond to religious accommodation requests in Quebec. […]


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