Iqra Khalid is back in the news, this time after the author of anti-Islamophobia motion M-103, was caught giving a certificate of appreciation to an alleged anti-Semite, Amin El-Maoued, PR chief of Palestine House.
Palestine House, which describes itself as “an educational, social and cultural centre of the Palestinian-Canadian Community,” lost its federal funding in 2012 when the Harper Conservatives determined the organization exhibited a “pattern of support for extremism.”
It’s odd because a review of El-Maoued’s record shows he doesn’t buy into the Trudeaupian mantra of “diversity is our strength,” what with comparing Israel to Hitler and all.
Khalid campaigns tirelessly against hatred, especially towards Muslims. Her M-103 assault on free speech specifically points to Islamophobia as opposed to any other phobia or ism.
Fortunately, El-Maoued’s award did not go unnoticed.
Once the media got hold of this story, Iqra had some ’splainin’ to do. First she took refuge in the cone of silence, then she did some spin-doctoring, and then she overplayed her hand.