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Woman Tries To Call Out 'Muslim' Politician- Gets Humiliated Instead

Jagmeet Singh, a politician from Canada, was in an important meeting in Brampton, Ontario, when a woman stormed into the room and began harassing him. As the member from provincial Parliament and the New Democratic Party leadership, Mr. Singh was just beginning to start his ‘Jag Mett & Greet’ when a woman interrupted him and began yelling at him. The woman supposedly begun accusing Mr. Singh – a turban wearing Sikh – of being aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Sikhism, the world’s fifth-largest religion, is often mistaken as an affiliate of Islam. Because of this common misconception, the Sikh people are often subjected to racist comparisons with Arabs and derogatory comments about Islam. Mr. Singh, a devout and practicing Sikh, was approached by this protesting woman who stated that “We know you’re in bed with Sharia. We know you’re in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood.” When the woman repeatedly stated these claims and even threatened to contact the police if anyone tried to remove her from her position, the crowd grew restless and agitated. However, Mr. Singh was the epitome of calm and immediately diffused the situation with little to no help.

“We don’t want to be intimidated by hate,” Mr. Singh begun. “We don’t want hatred to ruin a positive event. Let’s show people how we would treat someone with love.” Following his short reprimand, Mr. Singh begun to chant his campaign slogan, “Love and courage.” Mr. Singh had managed to ignore the woman for the majority of the conference and continued to do so after he delivered his tactful condemnation. Being ignore ultimately frustrated the protestor, who for a short time, continually asked Mr. Singh when he would stop supporting sharia law, and gave up shortly afterwards.

Following the event, Mr. Singh released a statement regarding the incident and was quick to explain why he felt it was important to show love towards the protestor and not hate:

“As soon as I was introduced, a person confronted me with angry, hateful and Islamophobia comments. I had to act fast and set the tone for the room. Despite this person’s anger and hate, I told them that we loved them, respected them and would protect their rights.

I chose not to answer the questions asked because I didn’t accept the premise. Many people have commented that I could have just said that I’m not a Muslim. In fact, many have clarified that I’m actually Sikh. While I’m proud of who I am, I purposefully didn’t go down that road because it suggests that hate would be ok if I was Muslim. We all know it’s not. I didn’t answer the question because my response to Islamophobia has never been “I’m not Muslim.” It has always been and will be that ‘hate is wrong.’

It takes love to understand that we’re all in this together. It takes courage to come together, demand better and dream bigger, so that we can build a world where no one is left behind.”

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