The Liberal MP who tabled an anti-Islamophobia motion says she has been inundated with hate mail and death threats.We all need to speak out forcefully againt those who propagate such palpable hatred. Remember, silence implies consent.
Mississauga, Ont. MP Iqra Khalid told the House of Commons Thursday she received more than 50,000 emails in response to M-103, many of them with overt discrimination or direct threats.
"'I'm not going to help them shoot you, I'm going to be there to film you on the ground crying. Yeah, I'll be there writing my story with a big fat smile on my face. Ha ha ha. The Member got shot by a Canadian patriot,'" she read, quoting from the video.
And that, she said, was just tip of the iceberg. Here are some other messages she received and read in the House:
"Kill her and be done with it. I agree she is here to kill us. She is sick and she needs to be deported."
"We will burn down your mosques, draper head Muslim."
"Why did Canadians let her in? Ship her back."
"Why don't you get out of my country? You're a disgusting piece of trash and you are definitely not wanted here by the majority of actual Canadians."
Friday, February 17, 2017
As Canadians, This Should Profoundly Disgust All Of Us
All this over a motion, a mere House statement, that has no force in law.