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Old 12 September 2017, 06:48 AM
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Canada Jagmeet Singh praised for 'calm and positive' reaction to anti-Muslim heckler

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...hate-1.4284473
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Federal NDP leadership hopeful Jagmeet Singh is garnering praise for the way he reacted to a woman who accused him last week of supporting Islamic extremism, because he chose to come out against "all forms of hate" instead of emphasizing that he is Sikh rather than Muslim.

The Ontario MPP was interrupted by an angry heckler at a meet and greet last Wednesday in Brampton, Ont. The woman stood in front of the candidate and shouted as aides tried to usher her aside in an incident that was caught on video and shared widely on social media well beyond Canada's borders.
I saw the video over the weekend and really loved how he handled the situation. And for those of you who haven't seen it, here it is.


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Old 12 September 2017, 03:23 PM
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I wish I had his strength and sense of calm. Beautiful.
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Old 12 September 2017, 03:51 PM
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I wish I had a fraction of it. I admire him very much.
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Old 12 September 2017, 05:07 PM
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That woman infuriated me and it wasn't even my face she was screeching nonsense into while demanding everybody else to back off (I guess she thinks only her personal space matters - I'd love to know what she thought the police would have done if she'd wasted their time by calling them for people daring to touch her).

I don't know anything about this bloke, but he has the patience of some sort of kindly wizard headmaster.
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Old 12 September 2017, 05:39 PM
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He handled that with such class and dignity. Now THAT is what Canada is all about!

You rock, Mr. Singh!
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Old 12 September 2017, 06:21 PM
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That woman infuriated me and it wasn't even my face she was screeching nonsense into while demanding everybody else to back off (I guess she thinks only her personal space matters - I'd love to know what she thought the police would have done if she'd wasted their time by calling them for people daring to touch her).
. . . after she invaded their personal space and screamed in their faces.
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Old 12 September 2017, 06:36 PM
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Maybe I'm projecting, but it is possible part of his calm and measured reaction is because he knew that would be the best way to piss her off.
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Old 12 September 2017, 07:28 PM
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Don't worry guys - she's not racist!

‘I’m not racist’: Jagmeet Singh’s heckler posts video defending herself

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“I went to confront Jagmeet Singh about his policies,” she said. “First off, I recognize that he is a Sikh and not a Muslim. My concern was his policies, what he’s voting for, what that represents for Canadians.”

“I’m not racist. I strongly support the Hindus, we work together on a regular basis to get political ideas moving, to move our country together. Colour, race, religion – they’re really not the point here, the point is the policies.”
Phew, glad that's been cleared up. By the way, she's a member of Rise Canada, a white nationalist group.
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