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Submitted by Nic (Canada), Dec 24, 2009 at 17:21

I am not catholic, nor jewish. I am an atheist. Over the years, I have studied and worked with many muslims, and unfortunately have grown to dislike most of them, because of their poor work ethics and attitude towards western values. One colleague, also holder of an engineering PhD, once told me that the laws of Allah supercede the civil laws we have democratically installed. It is difficult for me to understand how one can be academically intelligent, and then make such a statement. I could provide plenty more examples (also on the hypocrisy of not drinking alcohol..)

It has come to the point that when I have to hire someone, I apply a negative bias based on name appearing on resumes. It should not be like that, especially in Canada where our Constitution garantees equal rights, but my numerous bad experiences just proved me right.

No matter how much I try not to generalize this judgement, it keeps on being confirmed (albeit not 100% of the time obviously) . And my statistical sampling is large enough to identify a trend.

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