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Muslim man wins human rights case of post-9/11 paranoia

2008-07-23 23:18:45

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This is why Muslims are so concerned about our rights and freedoms.  If a caucasian man was reported as looking like a member of the KKK for whatever reason or if he visited Texas or other places where white supremacism are prevalent the RCMP wouldn't have acted in the same way.

At the same time its understandable that terrorism has to be taken seriously but Muslims have continually been harassed and had their rights violated around the world all because of the actions of a small group of Muslims on 9/11

It is good the human rights tribunal recognized what has occurred and I'm sure the anti-Islamists will be quiet about this one.

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Muslim man wins human rights case of post-9/11 paranoia

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The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has awarded an Arab Muslim man originally from Jordan $11,000 for what he went through because people at his workplace suspected he helped organize the 9/11 attacks.

Ghassan Asad, who gained Canadian citizenship a month before the attacks on the United States, was questioned by RCMP after co-workers at a high-tech firm reported that he had visited New York and Washington a few weeks before Sept. 11, 2001.

The Mounties spent three days questioning Asad but no charges were laid.

When he returned to work after his trip, Asad was told by his bosses that police were called for a legitimate reason, saying he resembled the men involved in the 9/11 attacks.

One co-worker at Kinexus Bioinformatics Corp. thought Asad, who was in his early 30s at the time, had given up candy as a fasting ritual.

In a 227-page decision released on Wednesday, the tribunal concluded that the company's management engaged in "improper conduct" that had a "serious and substantial impact" on Asad.

The timing and itinerary of Asad's trips to the U.S. were "most unfortunate," it said.

"Having considered all of the evidence, I have found that Kinexus discriminated against Mr. Asad regarding his employment because of his race, religion, place of origin and political belief," the ruling said.

The tribunal dismissed the second part of his complaint, that he had been unfairly fired in March 2003.



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