Thursday, June 19, 2014

Canadian Minister, a Sikh, Demands Temple Mount Religious Freedom

Nice to know:-

Religious Freedom on 

Temple Mount 

Must be Guaranteed


June 18, 2014, TORONTO ― Efforts by Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom to combat religious intolerance must be refocused on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, according to B’nai Brith Canada. After recently visiting the site, Canadian Minister of State for Multiculturalism Tim Uppal [a Punjabi Sikh] expressed his belief that all visitors should be given an opportunity to explore the area and learn about its history and religious significance.

“Jews must not be barred from visiting or praying at their Holiest site and the location of both the First and Second Temples,” said Frank Dimant, CEO, B’nai Brith Canada. “Canada’s view is that freedom of religion ― including the ability to worship in peace and security ― is a universal human right. As such we look to the Office of Religious Freedom and Dr. Bennett to reinforce Minister Uppal’s message that the Temple Mount should be open to all individuals, regardless of their faith.”

B’nai Brith Canada has been active in Canada since 1875 as the Jewish community’s foremost human rights agency.

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