June 01, 2018

Horwath “blames the messenger” in fallout of candidate’s Hitler post

David MenziesMission Specialist


Last week, a 2013 Facebook post by Scarborough-Agincourt NDP candidate Tasleem Riaz featuring a photo of Hitler saluting with the quote: “If you don’t like a Rule … Just Follow it … Reach on the Top … and Change the Rule”, surfaced.

One can use a Hitler reference if for example the target of your criticism intends to carry out an act of genocide, but in this case, there were other signs of nuttiness in Riaz’s social media footprint.

In a cowardly response, she said she didn’t recall making the Hitler post, but equally appalling was the response from NDP leader, Horwath.

Apparently, because she finds it “hard to believe” the candidate she knows would say such a thing, we’re supposed to believe this post didn’t happen.

PC MPP Gila Martow rightly notes, “You don’t post Nazi messages on social media by mistake. It goes without saying that having Ms. Riaz on the ballot is offensive to every Jewish person in Ontario… Frankly, it’s offensive to all Ontarians with any sense of human decency.”

Horwath is sticking by her allegedly antisemitic candidate, and every other nutty NDP candidate we’re hearing about almost every day.

As change-famished Ontarians head to the polls next week, this is all very unnerving.

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commented 2018-06-01 18:17:03 -0400
Wow. Horwath is defending the bottom of the barrel, every week it seems!
commented 2018-06-01 18:00:27 -0400
National Post: “NP View: Ontario’s choice is clear; if less than ideal: A Progressive Conservative Government”. Ouch, that really must have hurt! Oooh….that is going to leave a mark.
commented 2018-06-01 17:57:03 -0400
Socialism is simply Communism for people without the testosterone to man the barricades-Dr. Gary North.
commented 2018-06-01 17:55:00 -0400
Socialism- the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery-Sir Winston Churchill.
commented 2018-06-01 17:46:14 -0400
commented 2018-06-01 17:45:20 -0400
HEY JOHN SPARTAN! A RACIST POST! Should she be fired as well? Also will you vote for Hogwath who defended this and make your posts against Rosanne hypocritical?
commented 2018-06-01 17:41:32 -0400
National Post: “Why Doug Ford must be the next Premier of Ontario” by Conrad Black. The most accurate and best endorsement of Ford I have seen.