Vlad writes: Here is an edited version of today’s AM radio talk show, the Lowell Green show. Lowell has been discussing the 14 or so area public schools that actually turn part of the public space, usually the cafeterias, into Mosques on fridays complete with an imam and lots of arse-lifting all around. Turns out this is utterly illegal however this isn’t the only revelation. The best one perhaps is near the end of this show, where it is revealed that (Caution plot spoiler. You may wish to hear it for yourself first) in order to get permission to build a church, you have to create X number if parking spots per seat.
Well the brand new Mosque being built in Ottawa’s east end is exempt from this bylaw. All the Muslims who go to use this facility will enjoy using the grocery store parking across the road from it. The exact reason that the legislation to ensure sufficient parking at churches was created. Why you ask? Why are mosques exempt from the so-many-spots-per-seat rule that city council is so strict about when it comes to any other faith use building? More here at Vlad’s place.