My response to Islamophobia has never been ‘I’m not Muslim.’ It has always been and will be that ‘hate is wrong.” said Jagmeet Singh
Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh has opened up about what was going through his mind when a heckler spewed ugly remarks at him during a campaign event this week.
A woman crashed Singh’s event in Brampton, Canada. Just to blame him of backing the Shariah system of laws based on Islam, and promoting the Muslim Brotherhood.
Jagmeet Singh calmly handles the situation by asking his supporters to respond with “love and courage” and saying the woman he loved and welcomed her.
This video has gone viral in Canada and the United States.
But some people questioned why Canadian politician didn’t tell the woman that he is Sikh, not Muslim.
Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh addressed that issue directly in a statement released Saturday night.
“Many people have commented that I could have just said I’m not Muslim. In fact, many have clarified that I’m actually Sikh,” he said. “While I’m proud of who I am, I purposely didn’t go down that road because it suggests their 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.'”
Singh said he reacted as he did because he needed to “act fast and set the tone” for the room.
“Once allowed to grow, hate doesn’t pick and choose, it spreads like fire. Once we say it’s ok to hate someone based on their religion, we’re also opening the door to hate based on race, gender, sexuality, and more,” he said. “It’s important that we stand united against all forms of hate. said Singh