TORONTO - A bid to convert a sick room into a Muslim pray area at a downtown office of the province's top lawmakers has been nixed by some senior Ontario government officials.
A proposal by a Muslim employee to turn the room used by Ministry of Attorney General employees as an Islamic prayer room was rejected earlier this year, according to concerned workers who feared dismissal if their identities were revealed.
The bid was turned down last June at an "employee engagement meeting" attended by about seven staffers, including department heads, union officials and other workers, staffers said.
"We were taken back by the proposal," one ministry veteran said. "The room is used by anyone on staff who is not feeling well."Anyone who is "taken aback" by such requests simply hasn't been paying attention. Nonetheless, it is encouraging to see people refusing to submit to the Islamist juggernaut.
Officials of the Attorney General said they were looking into the issue on Monday....