(October 14 7:30PM ET UPDATE: After this video was broadcast, Tariq Chaudary finally returned my call. I’ll have an update tomorrow about our conversation.)
Tariq Chaudary is the Liberal candidate in Edmonton--Riverbend. While googling, I discovered his attempt to organize a June 2010 event with Imam Zakir Naik
But who is Zakir Naik?
He is a radical Muslim hate preacher and televangelist based in Mumbai, India, with a TV network ironically named Peace TV. Ironic because he once expressed allegiance to Osama Bin Laden. And that’s not the only crazy idea he has.
Back in 2010, the Canadian government blocked Naik from coming into the country, thereby cancelling Chaudary's event.
So in Tariq Chaudary we have a Liberal candidate who tried to organize an event with a hate preacher.
Will the rest of the media care?
I suspect the old adage may be true, again: If it’s not a Tory it's not a story.
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