NDP’s Jagmeet Singh declines to comment on killing Islamic State leader

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh declines to comment on killing Islamic State leader

On October 28, 2019 I sent a media inquiry to Jagmeet Singh the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) asking why he hasn’t published any statement on the killing of the leader of the Islamic State. Singh didn’t respond to the media inquiry.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

On October 26, 2019 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh, Caliphate) was killed by American special forces in the area of Idlib in northern Syria.

ISIS under the leadership of Baghdadi established an Islamic state and proceeded to commit crimes against humanity as defined by the UN. These crimes include but are not limited to: genocide, ethnic cleansing, targeted systematic rape, torture and beheading.

Hundreds of Canadians left to support and participate with ISIS in establishing the Caliphate – Islamic State and taking part in war crimes. Terrorist attacks inspired by the Islamic State targeted Canadian nationals in Canada and abroad. Eighty of these ISIS fighters have returned to live in Canada.

Canada is a member in the international coalition tasked with defeating ISIS, including through the Global Coalition, Operation IMPACT and the NATO training mission in Iraq.

Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party, issued statements supporting the elimination of the leader of the Islamic State. Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) has not issued any statement.

QUESTIONS

Why have you not made any public statement regarding the killing of the leader of the Islamic State that orchestrated with the help of Canadian nationals genocide, ethnic cleansing, systematic rape, torture and beheading?

If you have made a statement could you kindly forward it to me.

I would like a reply by 12 noon on the 29th of October if you need more time let me know.

Thank you

Eric Stanley Brazau

Investigative Journalist

www.EricBrazau.com

Jagmeet Singh retracts offensive racist anti-Conservative statement

Jagmeet Singh retracts offensive racist anti-Conservative statement

During a campaign stop Welland, Ont on October 17, 2019, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was asked if he would respect a hypothetical Conservative majority.

Responding to the question, “Just to be clear, you will not respect if Andrew Scheer wins the most seats, you will not allow him to form government, you will oppose that,” Jagmeet Singh said: “We don’t respect Conservatives. No.”

A day later Jagmeet Singh retracted his offensive anti-Conservative statement: “I believe that we need to build a country where we welcome everybody, we respect everybody, and I feel bad about what I said. We’re going to have differences of opinions. I want to make it clear: Our whole movement has been about making sure people feel welcome, they feel accepted and people should be accepted no matter what their political views are.”

The Ontario Human Rights Commission defines “race” as “a social construct” based on the understanding that “society forms ideas of race based on geographic, historical, political, economic, social and cultural factors, as well as physical traits, even though none of these can be used to justify racial superiority or racial prejudice.”

According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, “Racism is a broader experience and practice than racial discrimination. Racism is a belief that one group is superior to others… It can also be more deeply rooted in attitudes, values and stereotypical beliefs.”

Based on the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s definition of racism, Jagmeet Singh’s statement “we don’t respect Conservatives” is not only offensive but also may fall under the category of racism.