The Liberal candidate running in the Calgary-Greenway by-election, Khalil Karbani, had no problems weighing in on the Energy East pipeline without disclosing that his federal counter parts haven’t approved the project and bogged the regulatory process down with more red tape.
But another thing that Karbani didn’t disclose was that he previously ran as a Wildrose candidate in Calgary-McCall in 2011. The party became suspicious when 6,000 memberships had been sold leading up to the election. And he was disqualified when the Wildrose Party discovered that people that didn’t want to join had been signed up, members were living at addresses that didn’t exist and duplicate memberships were sold to the same person.
It looks like Khalil Karbani is another opportunist that will run for any party in order to get elected, much like Progressive Conservative candidate Prab Gill.
The candidate was also the Chair of Events and Communications with the Muslim Council of Calgary from 2013 to 2015. And while he was in this position, the council posted a booklet entitled “Answers to Non-Muslims – Common Questions About Islam” written by radical Indian hate preacher Dr. Zakir Naik who believes that all Muslims should be terrorists, that Jews are Islam’s staunchest enemy and that child marriage is okay, as long as a girl has hit puberty. Naik was even banned from speaking in Canada.
In this booklet, Naik also maintains that Sharia Law is preferential and that chopping off the hands of thieves is acceptable punishment. And if Karbani was Director of Communications, wouldn’t he have been aware of this posting?
Clearly, there is a real issue when a candidate’s least inappropriate quality is being a party flip flopper.