Because I am now very sleepy I have left the lawsuit to surf the web. You can't work day and night on a lawsuit and I have a life outside being a sued blogger. So I go look at the news.
The news is uniformly bad. Women are getting hate mail. The Trump is yapping he is fine.
It is mind boggling to me the extent of Islamophobia that is present in Canadian society. It is bad enough to have hate across the border but to have it in Canada is a big shock.
I'd say we end this junk pronto because all of us are Canadians. All of us. Hate is hate and should be pursued by the justice system so that it ends ASAP. No human being should go through the junk this poor MP has to go through. No one should endure this display of hurtful commentary.
Absolutely disgusting performance by ignorant citizens that must end now.
'Kill her and be done with it': MP behind anti-Islamophobia motion reads out hate mail
Iqra Khalid says she fears for safety because of response to M-103 condemning religious discrimination
By Kathleen Harris, CBC News Posted: Feb 16, 2017 6:32 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017 6:32 PM ET
Liberal MP Iqra Khalid says she has received hate mail and death threats after tabling a motion calling on the government to condemn Islamophobia and other forms of racism and religious discrimination. (CBC)
The Liberal MP who tabled an anti-Islamophobia motion says she has been inundated with hate mail and death threats.
Mississauga, Ont. MP Iqra Khalid told the House of Commons today she received more than 50,000 emails in response to M-103, many of them with overt discrimination or direct threats.
"I have asked my staff to lock the office behind me as I now fear for their safety," she said. "I have asked them not to answer all phone calls so they don't hear the threats, insults and unbelievable amount of hate shouted at them and myself."
She described a "chilling" video posted on YouTube that called her a terrorist sympathizer and disgusting human being.
"'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."
Khalid said she has also received many messages of support.
Her private members' motion calls on the government to condemn and eliminate "Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination."
MPs have been debating an Opposition motion today that was tabled by Saskatchewan Conservative MP David Anderson. His motion mirrors M-103, but removes the reference to Islamophobia and instead references six main faiths practised in Canada.
MP Iqra Khalid shares the hateful messages she has received1:02
'Horrific hate speech'
Conservative MP and leadership candidate Erin O'Toole praised Khalid for being brave enough to read the passages of what he called "horrific hate speech."
Khalid is not the first politician to face insults and threats. Alberta Conservative MP Michelle Rempel is known to take on "Twitter trolls" and call them on their sexist messages.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has also endured homophobic and sexist slurs.
This kind of junk needs to end now. Government should not tolerate such abuse of anyone. Elected officials who are sent such mail should receive protection and those who send such threats should be taken to court.
It is ridiculous that racist commentary has been allowed under the guise of national security. This is Islamophobia plain and simple and all Canadians should speak out against this junk.
The Liberal MP who tabled an anti-Islamophobia motion says she has been bombarded with hate mail and threats of violence. Mississauga, Ont. MP Iqra Khalid told the House of Commons today she received more than 50,000 responses to…
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