The picture was taken while Andrew Scheer was meeting with Muslim leaders in Scarborough.
There are more than a million Muslims in Canada; many are citizens. It is appropriate that the Leader of the Opposition, and a man who would be Prime Minister, meet with them, and meet with everyone.
Scheer reaffirms his commitment to religious freedom — sounds good to me.
He condemns, “anti-Muslim hatred and bigotry”. Note: that’s different than the leftist word "Islamophobia." Saying you’re against anti-Muslim bigotry means you’re against the baseless hatred of someone because they are Muslim. Which is different than saying you're against hatred or fear of Islam, the religion, the set of ideas.
And I immediately noticed that Scheer is photographed with two young Muslim women who are not wearing hijabs, let alone niqabs. That’s the main photo — a very strategic choice.
But there's another picture he took, with men only.
I immediately recognized one of the men as Omar Subedar.
He’s an Islamic teacher, publisher, politician. He’s a huge fan of Justin Trudeau — and of Patrick Brown, the disgraced former leader of the Ontario PCs.
He’s obsessed with posting anti-Israel, pro-PLO memes.
Subedar also wants people to live according to the strict laws of Islam, Sharia law. He even has tips for how to manage conflicts with your wife.
Subedar says that, if all else fails:
Strike them: If the problem still does not get resolved then as a final resort Allah has permitted the husband to discipline his wife by striking her, however this does not imply that Allah is promoting domestic violence. The Prophet (P.B.U.H.) has made it very clear that the beating should not be agonizing in any shape or form.
He actually goes on to recommend using a foot-long heavy stick.
List many Canadians, I have Muslim friends. Like most Canadians, I reject Islam the religion. In fact, many Muslims come to Canada to get away from sharia law. And to get away from Muslim imams who tell men it’s ok to beat their wives.
Of course Justin Trudeau loves this guy — and the feeling is mutual.
But Andrew Scheer?