And Khalid has borne the brunt of that backlash. She read some of the threats she’s received in the House of Commons on Thursday.“Kill her and be done with it,” one person wrote to the first time MP, who is herself Muslim. “I agree, she is here to kill us. She is sick, and needs to be deported.”One person wrote that “we will burn down your mosques, draper head Muslim.” Another said that there’s no need to debate Khalid — “simply remind her that she is merely a woman, and she needs to sit the ‘blank’ down and shut the ‘blank’ up.”Others called for her deportation.“Why did Canadians let her in? Ship her back,” said another.
“Kill her and be done with it. I agree, she is here to kill us. She is sick, and needs to be deported.”
“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 also quoted the transcript of a YouTube video that read “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,” Khalid said, reading from the video’s transcript.
“Simply remind her that she is merely a woman, and she needs to sit the ‘blank’ down and shut the ‘blank’ up.”
She has asked her staff to lock the office behind her and fears for her staff’s safety. She said that she’s asked her staff not to answer every phone call so they don’t “hear the threats, insults, and unbelievable amount of hate shouted at them and myself.”Hate crimes against Muslim and Jewish communities are on the rise, and M-103 has taken on new urgency in the context of last month’s terror attack in Quebec City. That attack saw a 27-year-old French Canadian allegedly gun down six Muslim men praying at a Muslim cultural centre.M-103 would also mandate that government conduct needs assessments to determine which communities need the most attention.
“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.”
Heritage Minister Melanie Joly told reporters on Wednesday that the Liberal party would support the motion. The NDP is also on board. But the Conservative Party is divided. While some Conservative MPs support the motion, others have shouted it down as an attack on freedom of speech that gives Islam special privileges.So, Conservative MP David Anderson has tabled a competing motion, that instead removes the mention of Islamophobia and refers to Canada’s six most-practiced faiths.Joly called Anderson’s motion a “watered down” version of M-103, adding that it was meant to address divisions within the Conservative party instead of the real problem — Islamophobia.
“‘I’m not going to help them shoot you, I’m going to be there to film you on the ground crying.”
Four Conservative leadership hopefuls — Kellie Leitch, Brad Trost, Chris Alexander and Pierre Lemieux — joined Rebel Media, the controversial right-wing website run by Ezra Levant, at a rally in North York earlier this week to rail against the motion. Leitch, who is promising to screen immigrants for “Canadian values” if elected, praised the rally for fighting back against “this politically correct nonsense.”One Vice News reporter saw a member of the audience give what looked like a Nazi salute, something organizers denied. Photographic evidence of the salute later emerged.
“We will burn down your mosques, draper head Muslim.”