VIRAL VIDEO: Canadian Sikh Politician Responds With Grace When Woman Screams At Him About Islam

Vice reports:

A woman showed up at a meet and greet with NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh to demand that the Sikh politician stop implementing Sharia law. To be completely clear, just so we all know for the rest of this article, Sikhism and Islam are two different religions.

The event took place at the Professor’s Lake Community Centre in Brampton, Ontario, on Wednesday night. Singh, one of the frontrunners in the NDP leadership race, walked in front of the crowd and asks them if they would prefer him to use a microphone or just project his voice when the woman stepped directly in front of him and began an extended tirade directed at Singh.

“We know you’re about Sharia Law. We know you’re about the Muslim Brotherhood. We know about your vote,” she yelled in Singh’s face. The woman went on to say that Singh wouldn’t take any of her calls so she decided to show up to his event directly, and spent a large portion of the video telling nobody to touch her or she will call the police. “When is your Sharia going to end?” the woman asked the Sikh politician in regards to, again, Islamic Law. “At what point, when we’re throwing gays off rooftops?”

According to the above-linked article, the incident is emblematic of Canada’s small but growing far-right movement.

If you don’t care to hear this nutbag’s full screaming tirade, which goes on for about five minutes, the second clip below provides excerpts and captions.

  • FAEN

    For the millionth time-Sikhs are not Muslims but even if they were, Sharia law doesn’t exist in Canada or the US. Plus you shouldn’t be screaming at people.

    • Lazycrockett

      Shut it this is Murica dammit!!!!!

    • John Ruff

      But there are plenty of Christo-fascist laws here

    • Renfield

      Make Merica Maga again.

    • UrsusArctos

      They’re working overtime to bring Xian sharia law to the US. *sigh*

      • FAEN

        That they are. Ironic that they don’t see that their crazy religious BS and Sharia are THE SAME THING!

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, the only kind of Sharia law is the Christian type theocrats are trying to impose.

      • FAEN

        ^This^

  • Adam Stevens

    She later clarified that she thought this was part of her audition to become a U.S. Citizen.

    • AmeriCanadian

      LOL!

    • TrueWords
      • another_steve

        It’s good when a people assert the goodness of their identity but not good when a people do the “we’re not like those other people.”

        Is it the implication here that Sikhs are good, Muslims are bad?

        • zhera

          From my limited knowledge of this, there is Muslim violence against Sikhs and there is Sikh violence against Muslims.

          It’s just people being shitty to one another because ‘they be different’. But I do think Sikhs have less violence, historically?

          I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know enough about this.

          • TrueWords

            Now there did come a time when Sikhs were religiously persecuted by the Islamic invaders and then rulers, the Mughals, of what is now known as the Indian subcontinent. Extreme murder and cruel torture led to the sixth guru, Guru Hargobind Singh, to instill a military tradition within the Sikhs, so they may protect not only their religion, however every other religion, sect, caste, creed that existed in that region and suffered under Islamic persecution. The Hindu Kashmiri pandits of today owe their lives to our ninth guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur Singh, who laid down his life protecting the Hindu pandits from Islamic persecution and forced conversion.

            The reason I explain all of this is that Sikhs did become militarized at one point in time, however that was to protect humanity as a whole against evil.

            Sikhism preaches a peaceful, spiritual way of life. There’s no violent prosletyzation as seen in Abrahamic religions like Christianity or Islam. It’s more “in tune” with a spiritual life.

            Therefore, a true, baptized Sikh is extremely peaceful and would never attempt to incite violence or act on incitation. However, when humanity is suffering from a common evil, then a Sikh can be an extremely deadly warrior to face against – as seen multiple times historically.

          • another_steve

            When we talk about the “violent prosletyzation as seen in Abrahamic religions like Christianity or Islam,” I think we need to be careful to distinguish between the average person in the pew or on the prayer rug and their religions’ hierarchies.

            Organized religion is essentially a power and money grab, led by crooks and thieves.

            The vast majority of followers, however, are neither crooks nor thieves.

          • UrsusArctos

            Spirituality, or faith can be good things. Religion almost always sucks, and not in the life affirming way.

          • another_steve

            I agree.

            There are notable exceptions. Some people reading here belong to life-affirming joy-giving churches, synagogues, mosques and temples. They are truly blessed to have found those places of refuge.

            Aside from those exceptions, organized/institutional religion is a great evil in the world and the cause of much sorrow.

          • zhera

            Thank you for this. πŸ™‚

            Buddhism is also known for peace, love and spirituality. But there are still Buddhists who will be violent and kill ‘the others’ and claim some righteousness for it. It makes absolutely no sense, until one realizes that humans can make EVERYTHING into a war.

          • another_steve

            I identify spiritually as Philosophically Daoist. Philosophical Daoists accept violence and war as realities of human existence. Undesirable, but realities. There’s a classic Daoist text, in fact, dedicated to the “art” of war.

            Were we to return to what’s referred to in Daoist literature as our “uncarved block” (meaning, our selfless, ego-less unpretentious and natural selves), there would be no war, no cruelty.

            This is the goal. The sought-after return.

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            As a fellow philosophical Taoist, I just wanted to say that you explained that beautifully. Thanks, another_steve, for yet another lovely post from you!

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          • Cuberly

            I always found the dagger thing intriguing. Sort of the spiritual open carry I spose.

          • Nychta

            Yes, the kirpan’s significance is mainly spiritual. Here’s an article about it.
            https://www.sikhs.org/art12.htm

          • Cuberly

            Thanks for that link.

          • Mihangel apYrs

            a bit like the Scots and their skean dhus

          • Cynthia

            While there has been used by some extremist Sikhs in Canada, this lady is clearly not talking about that and is simply spouting ignorance.

          • another_steve

            My guess is that 99.9 percent of the Muslims in the world just want what everyone else in the world wants: Peace. Security. Safety for their loved ones. Bread on the table.

            Any and all generalizations about Muslims are the moral equivalent of any and all generalizations about LGBT people.

          • 2guysnamedjoe
          • Do Something Nice

            And now there is Buddhist violence against Muslims in Myanmar. Religion never fails to disappoint.

          • zhera

            Exactly!

          • HandsomeMrToad
          • David Lightfoot

            You can’t really keep score. There are assholes and good people on all sides. It was Sikh terrorists who murdered Indira Ghandi and bombed an Air India flight From Toronto to London. Then again, are murderous assholes who are atheists, too.

        • marshlc

          You’ll notice that one of the things that Singh does not do is say “Sorry, I’m Sikh, you’re looking for a Muslim.” In the comment thread on the first version of this I saw, on a Canadian political facebook page, there were numerous Sikhs commenting, saying, essentially “Please don’t make this about her mistake of a Sikh for a Muslim – making Muslims (or anyone) “the other” is a big part of the problem here.”

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      • Dutchlander

        This is actually a pretty horrendous picture. It implies that Muslims are not civilized and peaceful. You don’t become ‘good’ by painting the others as ‘bad’.

        • TrueWords

          I am not Sikh nor are you…if someone gay said that Far Right Christians HATES them would you object to that implication…I suspect NOT…by that token…the Far Right Christians are civilized and peaceful and we as gays have NOTHING to fear because they LOVE us…

          • Dutchlander

            Of course I would not object to that but you handily ignore that you added ‘far right’ to the ‘Christians’. The picture, however talks about ‘Muslims’. Not ‘extremists Muslims’, ‘not Islamic terrorists’ – just Muslims. And that is why it’s despicable. And you know that, don’t you?

            And by the way, capitalizing words is a horrible way of discussing. It’s like shouting words in my ear. I can read lower case words as well, thanks very much.

          • TrueWords

            while I see your point…I could have easily said Christians as many of whom have kicked out their children, do not want us to live next door to them, and vote to suppress gay rights are NOT extreme they just are Christian…therefore I will amend and say “Christians”, Republicans, KKK members, Homocons, etc….

            Lastly, If capital letters equate to SHOUTING then I must surmise that you are spending WAY TOO MUCH time on the internet or a WAY TOO SENSITIVE to the manner in which words are typed….

          • Dutchlander

            I know, I know… I’d hate it too if I’d got caught posting some bigoted picture. Good luck justifying it! I’m not falling for your explanation though. Prolly too sensitive, right? I’m done with you.

      • Victor Laszlo

        “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Yes, those are indeed great words from Maya Angelou β€” and ironically, you are proof that they are true. With your outrageous bigotry, you have indeed shown us who you are and we should certainly believe you the first time.

    • Harveyrabbit

      She passed.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      I would like to say that the role of Screeching Right Wing Nutbag has already been cast, but it looks like we’re going to be casting a lot of those.

    • Blake Jordan

      At the very least she could get a Faux News job.

    • kaydenpat

      LOL!! Trump would give her two thumbs up then.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    That was kind of her to display her ignorance.

    • Todd20036

      It’ll make it easy for quality men to totally avoid her

  • another_steve
  • Lazycrockett
  • Max_1

    Her Darwin Award winning brother…
    … And a treat for AnotherSteve.

    http://i.imgur.com/XA1QELf.gif

    • Helen Damnationβ„’

      Wow, this triggers my mirror-touch synesthesia. Ouch.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Gee, there’s some friend who’d rather let you break your tailbone than be naked.

      • Helen Damnationβ„’

        And that hurts for MONTHS.

    • Bluto

      So many questions I have about this.

      • Why is he wearing a towel? If he’s gonna at that level might as well just go naked.

        • Mike_in_the_Tundra

          Makes one wonder what he is hiding.

          • BearEyes

            towel boy looks to have picked up something from the deck at the end

          • Menergy

            his clothespin? πŸ™‚

      • BearEyes

        what tipped you off?

    • 2patricius2

      What’s he doing with that hand?

    • David Gervais

      That looks like a traditional Finnish sauna.

  • JoeMyGod

    Gotta say that “Jagmeet And Greet” is an excellent name for his town hall….

    • narutomania

      But I think that a “JMGmeet and Greet” is even better.

      πŸ™‚

  • ultragreen

    She made herself look ridiculous, hateful, and foolish.

    • safari

      In the US that’s enough to get into the House if not the Senate.

      • ultragreen

        Yeah, I know. The country is going to hell in a hand-basket.

    • David Walker

      …but only because she IS ridiculous, hateful, and foolish.

      • ultragreen

        Well, yes.

  • Canadian Observer

    Someone from the regional health authority (Peel I am guessing) needs to step in and revoke her day pass from the asylum.

  • John Ruff

    Must’ve had too much meth that morning.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    They have these morans in Canada too? I thought we had the monopoly.

  • PickyPecker
    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      What a face! Makes you want to kiss his nose.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      SQUEEL! Adorbs.

    • Bryan

      That tongue deserves some peanut butter.

      • PickyPecker

        He hasn’t experienced that yet. Saving that for loading up the Kong. Will be fun to watch.

        • Bryan

          Kong!

        • Joe in PA

          No lie. And with that tongue…he’ll make quick work of that. πŸ™‚ Is that unusually long? πŸ™‚

          • PickyPecker

            no, is normal for the breed. And he’s still got LOTS of growing to do. lol

    • Joe in PA

      Meh, just a dog.

      KIDDING!! He looks like one big bundle of love. And fur. πŸ™‚ Thanks for posting, I’m glad I stopped by! So cute.

    • Gerry Fisher

      He’s so cuuute!

    • ultragreen

      Is this a St. Bernard? The kind of dog that becomes larger than humans at adulthood?

      • PickyPecker

        Yes, a Saint. His Sire is about 180lbs.

        • Robincho

          Well I’ll be dam’d…

    • safari

      Does he like to cuddle?

      • PickyPecker

        We prefer to call those ‘Giant Dog Hugs.’

    • Who’s the good boy!

      • PickyPecker

        anyone holding his bow-wow plush pillow.

        • BearEyes

          we made the mistake of getting plush toys for our two labs when we first adopted them. 5 minutes later and we have the vacuum cleaner out to pick up the shreds of what’s left.

          • PickyPecker

            LOL. I find them a good learning tool on how to be ‘gentle’ with toys (aka people and other animals).

          • BearEyes

            they grew out of it as the months went by and now know the black kongs are what they can play with and chew on. They’ve also been good with people right along.

          • Mike_in_the_Tundra

            Our Goldens seemed to understand that people and other animals felt pain, but toys were to terrorize.

      • HAAAAAAA
        • Harveyrabbit

          Which makes me think and feel bad that when my cat meows at me I say “I know, I know!”

          The truth is.. I really don’t know. Sniff.

          • Hryflex

            My Shally has a one-meow vocabulary…except “I need water” which is about 10 seconds long. She just came in to tell me that it’s time to go to bed…or that her dish is one pellet short of full…or that she want to go outside…or that the water oxen are waiting at the gate…dunno.

        • (((GC)))
    • Natty Enquirer

      Have you started brandy training?

    • Cuberly

      Awwwww, lil wooofers!

    • BearEyes

      adorable

    • kareemachan

      OMG, that tongue! Good for giving slobbery kisses, I imagine. πŸ˜‰

    • SoCalGal20

      Awwwwww so cute!!!!!!!

    • zhera

      That level of cute is illegal, Picky! shame on you for doing this to us. Now I’m gonna feel all fluffy in my heart for hours!

    • pj

      sweet

    • FAEN

      O M G PUPPY ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️!

    • Hryflex

      Wuzza-wuzza!

  • Bluto

    I’m sorry, I would have punched that stupid bitch in the face. Mr. Singh, you’re a better man than I.

    • Canadian Observer

      Think of it this way, Jaggy demonstrated the effectiveness of not feeding the trolls… eventually they leave and peddle their crazy someplace else.

  • Natty Enquirer
  • JaniceInToronto

    I’m not used to seeing sane people in the stories here.

    Good job Jagmeet.

    • David Walker

      I’m not used to seeing shitheads like that woman in Canada. You have my thoughts and prayers.

      • JaniceInToronto

        Hey, thanks. I feel much better now!

        /s

      • JaniceInToronto

        Could you just send money?

  • bambinoitaliano

    Another indication of Trumpism in Canada is the recent announcement of Doug Ford running for the Toronto Mayorship next year. Doug Ford is the brother of the deceased former mayor of Toronto Rob Ford who make a joke out of the city of Toronto in the world stage. That family operate its business like a mafia. To put into perspective, the current mayor John Tory is a conservative but quite liberal in social policies. So far there is no viable candidate from the left and I suspect outside of the downtown Toronto, there is no appetite for one. I hope my fellow Torontonians keep a close eyes on this mayor race and not allow this asshole bully his way into the city hall. His sole purpose like the shit gibbon is to fatten his own family financial interest and does not give a rat ass about the people outside of his ward.

  • Bryan

    “You won’t return my calls!”

    Take the hint, lady!

  • OT

    So Trump supporters are actually amenable to leftists economic ideas so as long as it helps white families. This is what why we say they’re racists and why a purely economic leftist movement (as espoused by the bros who scream “identity politics”) is not real progressivism.

    http://trib.al/R9SQ8bZ

    • Cuberly

      Bannon says he wants corp tax rates increased, so yep. Bernie bros are anti-globalists as well.

  • Michael White

    Why is the right wing filled with such assholes?

    • safari

      Fear

    • Friday

      Cause right-wing means ‘assholism?’

    • Canadian Observer

      Probably because of a shortage of laxatives.

    • Cuberly

      It’s their choice to be that way.

    • greenmanTN

      Fear, paranoia, and stupidity/gullibility is NOT a good combo. ☠️

    • RoFaWh

      The equation is:

      right-wing ≑ asshole

  • Ish

    Fuck treating that shit with love. Woman needs a brick to the head.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      She might not notice.

    • leastyebejudged

      That would achieve pity for her.

      Best to encourage her to keep acting out and making a fool of herself.

  • BNN

    Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists or Atheists. Any bigots who are against gay human rights are equally disliked by me.

  • Publius

    Sikhs are the kindest people on Earth. This jackass lady literally didn’t know who she was screaming at.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Tomcat

      Always have and always will, anti-Hillary sells,

      • DaddyRay

        And for the most part they can’t really articulate why – they just know they should hate her

        • Cuberly

          The wing-nut-welfare-industry really did a great job at planting all that hatred towards her.

      • Cuberly

        I’ll never forget lil Marco during the GOP debates where the classified the Dem candidates at the time as, a Socialist and A CLINTON.

        A Clinton……like it’s a different species or something.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      I will never understand why she gets such negative reviews.
      It’s obvious all the slime they have thrown at her is fake, fake, FAKE!!
      {Scratches little dino head.}

      • another_steve

        Well maybe it’s due to her having murdered Vince Foster and having operated a prostitution ring out of a pizza shop or something.

        • paganguy

          “Would you like toddlers with that?”

          • grada3784

            Well Done.

    • another_steve

      Joy Reid is a national treasure.

  • billbear1961

    Why is someone allowed to interrupt this meeting–to hog the entire event to herself–to spew what one can PROVE is TOTAL nonsense??

    After making her point–spewing her phony accusation–she should be escorted out unless she agrees to stop constantly interrupting.

    She’s NOT the only one there!!

    • Tomcat

      Someone should stuff a cock in it..oops, SOCK in it.

      • billbear1961

        After he says what she’s claiming is totally false nonsense–he can ask her for concrete evidence to prove her fabrications–she won’t have any–she can be escorted out if she won’t stop interrupting the proceedings.

    • leastyebejudged

      She’s doing what all activists do though, this is a tactic they all use.

      Being arrested is news, being assaulted is news and a lawsuit, which is even more news. You literally can not lose in the PR game, it’s easy.

      She didn’t get any of that and made herself look ridiculous and pitiful, as well as getting her face out there so that people know who the pos is.

      And you better believe the Sikh guy knows exactly how to handle people like this effectively. He’s had a lifetime of practice. Oh, to see the world through his eyes.

      • billbear1961

        Okay, and if she KEEPS doing it?

        At what point do you draw the line?

        Should ALL political meetings be subjected to total sabotage??

        • leastyebejudged

          I think you’ve answered your own question.

          Of course Canada and Canadians can handle it the way we do here, as I’ve outlined above, and further empower mentally ill people to participate in politics, the way the USA has.

          Or they can do it this way. Me, I wish more people in the USA did it this way, but we’re all so eager here to set armed thugs on people, to have people assault people on our behalf, which is just great for growing a police state.

      • bambinoitaliano

        She is doing it in the wrong country. I doubt she will get much media attention unless it got pick up outside of the country and went viral.

        • leastyebejudged

          This. USA CULTURE is at issue here.

          • RoFaWh

            I wonder if there’s a correlation between denizens of some place or other being fascists and the density of convenience stores run by Somalis?

            I have the impression that a lot of places once lily white now have to buy milk from a Somali place when the nearest Walmart is too far away or is closed for the night.

        • No More GOP.

          She will get widespread disdain. Culturally, Canadians as a whole don’t hold much to the casual violence that Americans seem to think is acceptable. I contrast my Canadian relatives with my American relatives and the differences are glaring.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Yet she did not confront the other 3 white candidates. I wonder why?

      • leastyebejudged

        Because a white guy hitting a woman isn’t as juicy as a “Muslim” striking one.

        • billbear1961

          WHERE is ANYONE suggesting he STRIKE her?

          You’re as mad or dishonest as SHE is.

          • leastyebejudged

            If you watched the videos you’d clearly see that she was intentionally attempting to provoke a reaction and waving her arms and hands around with a clear intention of making accidental contact.

            When are you gonna pull your head out of your ass and recognize this game ?

            You’re as much of the problem as this lady. Idiots like you make idiots like her famous.

  • Stogiebear

    Dear Canada,

    Utterly quash this malevolent ignorance in the bud or you’re going to end up with hordes of Canuckistanis ruining your land the way we have the Teabagistanis down here in the USA. Dont. Let. This. Happen. To. You.

    • Cuberly

      Hey Stogiebear, how are you doing? I know you’re not in Houston but was wanting to check in to see if you had and damage or anything.

      • Stogiebear

        Oh no, nothing like that, all here is good. All we got was a couple days of mild rain and (still enjoying) unseasonably cool weather. Has been in the 70s and 80s here for the past several days — a very nice change from the usual 90s and 100s we’d usually have in late August and September.

        • Cuberly

          Wow, cool in TX?…lol…kidding. Glad you’re ok.

    • No More GOP.

      Copy that!

  • bkmn

    True Sikhism

  • Reality.Bites

    For the record, Jagmeet Singh is currently a provincial politician in a third party that hasn’t held power in Ontario since 1995. He isn’t implementing anything, anywhere, let alone implementing Sharia law.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It’s NDP not the Conservative Party. Hence I have no idea where that nut job get the idea to confront a liberal left candidate in regards to implementing Sharia law.

    • billbear1961

      I vaguely recall him, and my recollection is that he’s a particularly gentle sweetheart, which isn’t uncommon for New Democrats.

  • charemor

    She is so fucking unhinged that she should be dragged out by her heels.

    • RoFaWh

      She’s the kind to let her tongue flap a little too freely and get had up on hate speech charges.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    OT – Somebody has put up an art installation of a giant baby at the U.S.-Mexico border wall and it is becoming a tourist attraction.

    http://foto.ilmessaggero.it/photogallery_img/MED/90/43/3229043_muro8lapresse.jpg

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      LOL – which side is it on?

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        It’s on the Mexican side. The artist is French and goes by “J.R.”

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Kinda figured that, since the other way does not make sense.

    • greenmanTN
    • DaveMiller135

      I thought I was just seeing somebody’s Photoshop. I would definitely go see that, if I was in the area. Would it be wrong of me to point out that skinny people could probably slip through that wall?

      • Sporkfighter

        It’s about 45 miles from were I live…I’m going out today.

  • safari

    She reminds me of an anti-tax advocate I once had the pleasure of sitting by at a townhall.

  • barrixines
    • Robincho

      Zingh went the stringhs of my heart!…

    • No More GOP.

      There are a couple of (I presume) Sikh guys that work out my gym that are really smokin’. Wow, that was shallow. I really do try to be cool and all I’m-only-here-to-exercise, but there are some guys that are just a challenge to my resolve πŸ™‚

  • Sam_Handwich

    HE’S GONNA BLOW UP THE FUCKIN PLANE!!!!

  • TrueWords
  • Gigi
    • leastyebejudged

      oh. my.

    • Max_1

      Too much bathtub…

    • RoFaWh

      Not an observant Sikh: no hair-bun. (That’s why they wear turbans.)

    • Menergy

      The hell with “Be Still, my heart” (see photo of massively hunky sikh photo below with my comment there! LOL)

  • Regan DuCasse

    To be honest, I was distracted by how handsome he was. Well, you know…I’m a warm blooded, single heterosexual woman.
    Couldn’t help meself! :0P

    • TuuxKabin

      As well you shouldn’t.

      • Regan DuCasse

        LOL!! Thank you!

    • Friday

      It’s often a good look. As guys go. (Being a bi gal i don’t think looks are the thing.) It’s no religion to be queer in even now but they usually got a bunch of solid individuals wearing those turbans. It’s funny though, back where I’m from in New England, I see a turban on the street, I’m not thinking ‘threat,’ I’m thinking ‘Potential backup.’

  • lattebud

    Has anyone identified this lunatic?

  • Kevin Perez
  • Phil2u

    I ate an Indian last night…Sorry, I ate an Indian MEAL last night. Delicious.

  • CottonBlimp

    β€œWhen is your Sharia going to end?” the woman asked the Sikh politician in regards to, again, Islamic Law. β€œAt what point, when we’re throwing gays off rooftops?”

    I’m sick of these pieces of shit using our corpses as ammunition for their sick agenda. Not 10 years ago this trash would’ve been screaming to keep us “perverts” out of schools and their community.

    • barrixines
    • Halou

      Whenever one of their own murders a homosexual they always buck the blame. Apparently Matthew Shepard died in a drug deal gone wrong, Uganda’s David Kato who died in the aftermath of Scott Lively’s hatred tour, he apparently lost his life in a dispute over rent… Bull to the power shit did he die that way.

    • zhera

      The ones whining about Sharia Law (not that I’m a fan of it) are always the christers who fear what will happen to THEM under Sharia. The gay angle is a cheap strawman. (but you know that.)

    • Ninja0980

      Even today, many of the people who claim to care about us getting murdered think we deserve no equal rights under the law and think that them not killing us should be enough.

    • Friday

      Still is, who’s anyone kidding.

  • askDominick

    I would love to dox this white supremacist Becky-ass mess.
    The only clue I have is she’s involved with the Canadian Soldiers of Odin (according to a Canadian commenter).
    Anyone?

    • zhera

      Odin?!? Fuck that shit! I hate how white supremacists are co-opting the Norse mythology.

    • -M-

      Soldiers of Odin? Oh that doesn’t sound at all white supremacist. πŸ‘€πŸ™„

      • Friday

        (Also complete cultural illiteracy about Norse religion, which comes out once it gets any deeper than a few rune tattooes and saying ‘Thor’ instead of ‘Jesus.’ Odin’s not interested in *soldiers.* Warriors, yes. Also not being idiots and looking deeper, that’s why he gave up an eye and stuff. )

    • Reality.Bites

      I’m a member of the Canadian Soldiers of Onan.

      • greenmanTN

        Ummm… pardon me, but you seem to have spilled something on the ground…

        • Elsewhere1010

          Here, let me help you pick that up…

    • Cuberly

      A nativist anti immigration anti-muslim group that started in Finland. It’s spread to other countries as well.

      They claim to not be racist but they have ties to white supremacist groups.

      https://www.adl.org/education/resources/profiles/soldiers-of-odin-usa
      https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2017/active-hate-groups-2016

      They have active chapters here in the US.

      Soldiers of Odin
      Flagstaff, AZ
      California
      Colorado
      Illinois
      Indiana
      New Hampshire
      North Carolina
      Cleveland, OH
      Ohio
      Tennessee
      Texas

    • Karl Dubhe

      Idiots. Real soldiers know better.

      Just like those real Scotsmen… smgdh

    • Friday

      Generally when you see racist ‘Odinists’ they are the Christian Right only they think it’s less ‘Jewish’ if they substitute ‘Thor And Odin’ for ‘Jesus and Jehovah’ while, of course still being the exact same authoritarian Abrahamic monotheists as ever. They tend to put on crosses when they get tired of playing patsy for Christianists.

  • Christ. What. An. Asshole.

  • clay

    Thank you, Canada, for not making your American cousins feel so alone.

    • RoFaWh

      I thought of an analogy to what has happened to the US: the GOP very stupidly allowed the so-called religious right to take part in politics. This is like giving someone an injection of disease-cauising bacteria, following which the victim gets sick, eventually falls to pieces, and dies.

      Trump himself is like a huge abscess caused by said bacteria. IOW, Trump is a large bag of pus.

  • Halou

    β€œAt what point, when we’re throwing gays off rooftops?”

    I just love it when far-right folks pretend to care about us gays. /s

    • 2patricius2

      I think what people say things like this, what they really mean is: “We don’t throw people off roofs, so we are not bad like those other people you should be hating. So shut up about us and our antigay actions and bigotry and laws, and talk about them instead.”

      • UrsusArctos

        I’m more of the mind their thinking is “We can’t throw gay people off rooftops, yet. Give us a little more time and it’ll be a regular thing. Damned muslims outpaced us on this.”

      • Friday

        Yeah, they’ll go right from ‘You should all be executed,’ to ‘At least we aren’t doing it with *swords* or throwing you off buildings! Why don’t you hate Muslims for us while we kill you in other ways! (but don’t call us hate groups, that hurts our feels.)”

      • Whenever someone pulls that shit on me I say, “Oh, I’m glad to you are concerned about gay people in Muslim majority countries. Here are some US officials you can write to help get refugee visas for gay men being targeted in Chechnya.” I never hear from them again.

    • UrsusArctos

      SO, she’s upset it’s not socially or legally acceptable to take part in β€œthrowing gays off rooftops?”?

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        They’re taking jobs from murricans. I mean Canadians like me.

    • greenmanTN

      I think she might not be a conservative, just too cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Instead of killing us in the several seconds it takes to fall to the ground, they’d rather kill us over the several years it takes us to self-destruct through indoctrinated self-hatred.

      • Blake Jordan

        The christers favor the murder by suicide option for LGBTQ+s…

    • Reality.Bites

      They care about their cars.

      • HZ81

        Haaaaa!!!

      • Friday

        Then come to me to fix em. πŸ™‚

    • Chris Baker

      Yeah, I caught that too. Ironic. The enemy of my enemy is my friend? I guess she was listening to one of those tirades about how, according to them, it hypocritical of companies that support gays but don’t stop doing business in the middle east.

  • safari
    • KnownDonorDad

      Gazorpazorpfield is funnier.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_LJtG2gXSc

      • Treant

        “Gimme my fucking enchiladas.”

    • Reality.Bites

      Did you know that Will and Grace was pitched as a comedy about 3 couples, one of which was a gay man with a straight female roommate and the network was really only interested in them so suggested KoMut build the show around them.

      BTW, I think this got zero traction, but three weeks ago InTouch said Michelle Obama would guest star.

      http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/michelle-obama-guest-star-will-grace-reboot-139485

      • -M-

        Hm, Will’s poker nights early in the show might’ve been a carryover from that.πŸ€”

        I missed the other couples when they got dropped.πŸ˜•

        • Reality.Bites

          I don’t think so – the other two couples were straight, and I got the impression it wasn’t about a tight friends group.

          But I’m sure that, if it ever reached the script stage, every line got reused eventually.

          The first few episodes it was pretty clear they were finding their way, more than most shows that go on to success.

          • -M-

            I still liked Will’s poker night interactions with the hetero couple and male couple. A few more points of view in the mix.

            It was a strange start. More Jack & Karen than Will & Grace. And then week after week of Grace moving out and back and out and back, what??

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    OT – Oh my! Someone in Key West just posted this. And Irma is still 100 miles away.

    https://twitter.com/Jofa2010/status/906612149635739648

    • zhera

      1. Well, shit.
      2. I really hope there’s noone home in those houses!
      3. The person filming might regret staying? Maybe?

      • Reality.Bites

        Let’s hope they just left a web-cam running and are gone.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        I would totally freak out if I heard waves crashing on top of my second-story roof.

    • um. holy shit. wow.
      jeez.
      there’s a very realistic chance that, after this, there won’t be much of Key West left.
      That so totally sucks.

      • RoFaWh

        The worst part is that the filthy rich will pay for the reconstruction and turn the place into a preserve for their fellows.

        Say goodbye to the Key West you have known and loved.

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        Yes, that would suck, but what do you see?

    • Tomcat

      Why don’t I see anything under your first sentence?

      • E.J.

        Some twitter links don’t show up on my phone either…..don’t know why

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        ?? It looks like it may have been deleted.

  • KnownDonorDad

    Was she drunk, or high, or something?

    • Beagle

      I vote, “Something.”

      • William

        Sweet Tarts and embalming fluid.

    • 2amor

      I think she was high on something called “donald trump”!!

  • SoCalGal20
    • TuuxKabin

      So helpful.

      We were ‘blocked in’ by a thousand and one corgis on parade in Portland, Or. An annual event. They had us blocked in for the entrance of the building we were staying in for the duration of their parade. Was worth it.

      • SoCalGal20

        They’re hilarious. In L.A. they have a beach day for the corgis. I’ve never been to it but imagine a beach full of corgis lol.

        • Mike_in_the_Tundra

          I’ll have to watch for that.

  • Ken M
    • Halou

      That reminds me of an awesome clip from an Indian film. The guy in this is most likely a Hindu though.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUYa5aTdjfI

      • TuuxKabin
        • GeoffreyPS

          I claim dibs on the cuddlebear starting at 1:39.

          • TuuxKabin

            I know what you mean. Sweet.

      • Ken M

        B/W flashbacks too…love it !! Bullies never win, especially against someone looking like him.

    • Kruhn

      I’ll wash my laundry on those abs!

    • Menergy

      depilatory overdone? maybe that’s his natural look, I don’t know…. I’m not picky.

  • narutomania

    And of course she engaged in the favoured tactic of so many bigoted morons: she yelled nonsensical things at the person she was attacking and kept talking over him so he could not address anything she was saying.

    We wouldn’t want to have an actual “discussion”, now would we?

  • SoCalGal20

    CNN has a livefeed from the Southernmost buoy in the Keys. Sorry it’s goddamn FB but if anybody is interested in checking out the livefeed here it is.

    https://www.facebook.com/cnn/videos/10157290547366509/

    • Cuberly

      “Sorry it’s goddamn FB…”

      HA!

    • barrixines

      I was watching this on Youtube earlier – amazing how many people have stood on that sea wall for selfies.

    • Ninja0980

      Key West will be rebuilt but not until massive destruction first, sad to say.

  • justme

    No country is safe from STUPID!!!

  • juanjo54

    I have known Sikhs for much of my life and like any group, there are good and bad individuals within the group. That said, the vast majority of the Sikh people I have encountered are really fine people, generous and friendly. Each year they hold a celebration in Berkeley in one of the parks where they invite anyone who wishes to attend. They provide a meal to anyone who shows up – no cost. Excellent vegetarian food served with a smile. The first week in November there is a huge get together in Yuba City in Northern California – worth a visit if you wish to attend.

    • RoFaWh

      One of the Sikh temples here, perhaps both, welcomes everyone to their lentil fests whereat the ladies of the temple prepare food for all.

      In BC, the Sikhs are known for their involvement in the lumber industry.

      • juanjo54

        The same in the temples here.

    • Adam King

      Perhaps I’ll seek them out.

    • KnownDonorDad

      There were a small number of Sikhs among my college classmates, and a lot of them, like me, were in the sciences. Really nice folks in my experience, too.

    • Hryflex

      I grew up in the IBM ghetto of Endicott, NY. IBM had lots of Sikh employees in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, and the Binghamton area has lots of Sikhs. We even had a Sikh soprano singing in our local Gilbert and Sullivan group. Vocally talented (and gorgeous!) as she was, she is now a brain or heart surgeon due to parental pressure — I forget which, but her parents still donate to the G&S group. Binghamton is sort of THE punchline of Upstate NY, but although is was a base of the KKK in the 20s, most not-stupid people don’t confuse Sikhs with Muslims. Yeah….there are still lots of stupid people in the area, including a high school alumnus of mine She is FB friends with a Jewish transgender woman we graduated with, who keeps asking that rabbi what is going on with her “brother” Richard. Sorry to be so OT.

    • FAEN

      Indian vegetarian food is so tasty.

    • Adam King

      I hear there’s lots of punching in prison.

      • Treant

        If you’re a donkey.

        • Adam King

          Very bad thoughts you have. Very bad indeed.

  • whollyfool

    I wonder if she ever realized….

  • William

    Next she’ll be shouting at Pentecostals about Transubstantiation.

    • motordog

      Or at Rabbi’s about their chicken sacrifices.

      • ECarpenter

        Wait, some rabbis do chicken sacrifices. Not an isomorphic situation.

  • Cuberly

    OT: Daaaayum! Attention all dog owners, don’t give your pups anything with xylitol in it. Poor puppy but oh that poor family.

    https://twitter.com/LPDah/status/906642705773510657

    • SoCalGal20

      Wow. I had no idea. Thanks for the heads up.

      • Cuberly

        No prob….lord knows JMG has a heck of a lot of pet lovers.

        • SoCalGal20

          I don’t have dogs but I’ll put the word out as I can.

  • Max_1
    • safari

      And that’s how we lost Chris Hayes
      https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/906647920396652544

      • SoCalGal20

        Oh no!

        Also Anderson Cooper. He’s in Ft Myers, I think.

        • TKW

          Hopefully in his tightest t-shirt.

          • DaddyRay

            Cable News Wet T-Shirt Contest

          • TKW

            Chris Cuomo vs. Anderson Cooper!

      • Tomcat

        Why all of a sudden the top manes want the assignment?
        Before they just sent grunts out in the weather.

    • Steven B

      This is beyond horrifying.
      Forgive my ignorance. What is Auto Dvorak?

      • Duck

        The Dvorak analysis is a technique for using satellite Infra-Red data to estimate the intensity of a hurricane. The technique was developed in the Atlantic basin and validated using AF reconnaissance aircraft (Hurricane Hunters) to verify the estimates. The Auto Dvorak is an automated version of the manual technique used by the National Hurricane Center (and other Tropical cyclone warning centers (JMA, Indian Meteorology Service, Australian Weather service, Central Pacific Hurricane Center and the military’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center).

        • Steven B

          Thank you for that detailed explanation.

  • Cuberly

    OT: Joy has been engaging a rather obnoxious twitter troll for a few hours. Well, surprise….something happened. Twitter just put a hold on the trolls account.

    https://twitter.com/eclecticbrotha/status/906643207592824832

    • SoCalGal20

      That twitter account is a Bernie stan. She has like 50,000 twitter followers of her own. She’s pressed because Joy keeps calling out Bernie for the asshole he is and she can’t stand Hillary. She’s also pressed because the DNC made things difficult for poor Bernie.

    • Lazycrockett

      Its a glorious thread. Joy owned her left, right and down the middle.

    • DaddyRay

      WOW that was great – I am going to bookmark that

      • Cuberly

        Heh…she owned the troll then the troll was shut down….literally.

  • Max_1
  • Carl

    That’s a lot of ugly “economic anxiety” on display from that lady..

  • safari
  • Max_1
    • Tomcat

      Nice to know there are that many toxic release sites, refreshing.
      And for the super fund sites. Do you mean trump has NOT closed super fund yet?

      • DaddyRay

        Trump will probably declare Mar-a-lago a Super Fund site so he can funnel billions to himself

        • JWC

          you fuckin know it Being pressy for fun and profit

        • Tomcat

          His whole life has been a super fund life.

          • RoFaWh

            He is pretty toxic.

      • JWC

        Does Florida have the same bullshit law as Texas as “We don’t and won’t tellyou whats in stored units”

        • Tomcat

          No Florida is stricter on those things.

    • DaddyRay

      What is up with all of those EPA toxic waste sites – wonder if that that include sites that collect batteries, paint, computers…

      • Tomcat

        Looks like the whole country is covered by toxic waste site if this one area is typical.

      • Friday

        Mostly old and some present industrial or agricultural sites who didn’t care what they were putting in the ground.

    • KnownDonorDad

      Well that’s just dandy.

  • JoeMyGod

    I’ve posted an overnight open thread for Irma watchers….

  • RoverSerton

    Was that Michele Backman?

  • TexasBoy

    *sigh* We’re sorry, Canada. Apparently USA Christian Crazy is a communicable disease.

    • Friday

      Authoritarianism in any form can be that. Constant vigilance!

    • Canadian Observer

      Maybe we should build a wall… or come winter, a snow fort.

  • DumbHairyApe

    How the hell can any “christian” who ever acts like this call themselves “christian”??? They behave NOTHING like their Christ.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Actually, they behave a good deal like him. “I came not to bring peace, but a sword.” “Brother against brother.” “Believe or burn in hell forever.”

  • Ben in Oakland

    β€œWhen is your Sharia going to end?” the woman asked the Sikh politician in regards to, again, Islamic Law. β€œAt what point, when we’re throwing gays off rooftops?”

    WE’RE? Quite a Freudian slip there, honey.

  • Leo Tallant

    “Don’t touch me” ????? Say what???? Telling that woman to not touch her? You are YELLING at me and waving your finger in my fucking face – I will smack you into the middle of next week bitch!

    Sorry, I know the guy is taking the high road here but I don’t put up with that kind of bullshit!

    • Cynthia

      Part of the reason this clip is great is that he doesn’t sink to her level. She’s ranting and raving, he sort of acknowledges that she is hateful and disruptive but doesn’t really engage, and he isn’t matching her anger with his own. They aren’t adding any fuel to the fire, so she goes away.

      We’ve had some issues with police responding badly to calls involving possible mental health problems, where patience and de-escalation would have been better than a show of force.

  • derpderp

    “the woman went on to say that Singh wouldn’t take any of her calls so she decided to show up to his event directly…”

    Gee, i wonder why… maybe because you’re an angry, unhinged idiot who just wants to scream at people- not actually have a fruitful discussion. Sorry, but no one should be obligated to take calls from people like this person.

  • Edmund Allin

    I thought Canadians were better informed than this, even the fringe groups.

    • Gigi

      We have nutters here too but we’re much smaller in population so there are fewer of them. And we’re usually much more polite than this when we (they) spout bigoted BS like this.

  • Blake Jordan

    I am going to start shouting at random white people, accusing them of being members of the KKK…

    • ECarpenter

      Why would you adopt totally stupid behavior from a profoundly ignorant person?

  • Survey Programmer

    Big difference between Sikhs and the “Abrahamic” religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Sikhs respect their children’s rights by not cutting kids’ genitals (girls or boys).

  • yes b’y

    yup, we have these aholes too.

  • kaydenpat

    Dang, I used to live in Brampton, Ontario which is a pretty multicultural, multiracial city. Since I’ve left, I guess things have gotten a little crazier as the city has become more Brown. He handled her well because he’s a better person than she is.

  • β€» Benny Cemoli βœ”Gold Verified

    Wow. That was painful to watch. And Mr. Jagmeet Singh has a lot more patience with this kook that I ever would have had.

  • June Gordon

    Don’t get videoed on meth, child.

  • Ogre Magi

    So how are Sikhs on the issue of homosexuality

    • ECarpenter

      Not good, but like muslims and christians in the west they are slowly moving towards acceptance, one person at a time. The official stance remains anti-marriage equality, etc, but individual families differ a lot in how they treat their LGBT members.

      • Cynthia

        As religious minorities, they show no inclination for allowing religious dogma to dictate public policy.

        The NDP is supportive of LGBT rights.

  • mark99k

    Screaming fucks like this need to be promptly parodied on YouTube so that their viewpoints become dismissable.

  • KentDean

    This is about only one thing: the heckler’s mental illness.

  • Cynthia

    His reaction was great. I’m underwhelmed by Trudeau, and Jagmeet might give him a run for his money.

    She was a crackpot spoiling for a fight and he was actually demonstrating good de-escalation technique.

  • Manny Espinola

    And here I thought ordinary Canadians are better educated than ordinary Americans. Or maybe this Canadian woman is just extraordinarily dumb.