1. Watch: This Sikh politician’s response to a racist woman heckler is winning hearts in Canada

Watch: This Sikh politician’s response to a racist woman heckler is winning hearts in Canada

Jagmeet Singh said: "We welcome you. We love you. We support you."

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 9, 2017 6:48 PM
Singh’s supporters chanted “Love and Courage”, which is also the politician’s campaign slogan.

A Sikh politician’s calm response to an infuriating woman during a public event is winning hearts in Canada. Jagmeet Singh, who was heckled by a belligerent woman at an event in Ontario, kept stating kind words while the lady was in no mood to calm down. Jagmeet Singh said: “We welcome you. We love you. We support you.” On the other hand, Singh’s supporters chanted “Love and Courage”, which is also the politician’s campaign slogan. A video of the same is now going viral on social media. NDTV reports that Singh is a member of left-leaning New Democratic Party, or NDP, Canada’s third largest party. Aged 38, Singh is a practicing Sikh who sports a long beard, wears a turban and carries a kirpan.

As seen in the video, the lady intervenes while the politician was addressing what looked a public gathering. Singh was reportedly going to address the programme, “JagMeet and Greet,” “We know you’re in bed with Sharia,” the woman says. “We know you’re in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood,” she adds.

When Singh’s supporters try to calm her, she gets even angrier and even threatens to call the cops. However, rather than addressing her directly, Singh keeps his calm and addresses the crowd. He says, “We believe in love and courage… We don’t want to be intimidated by hate, we will not let hatred to ruin a positive event… So let’s show people how to treat someone with love: We welcome you. We love you. We support you.” His supporters chant “Jagmeet” and “Love and courage” and break into applause.

 

 

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    Don
    Sep 10, 2017 at 10:00 am
    I am a Christian Canadian, born and raised here in Canada. I cannot believe the total ignorance of this lady. If anyone who knows what a Sikh is, they will know they are not Muslim or Hindu. They are of the Sikh religion, which is different than either of those two, and they have different beliefs and rules.
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      Jim Bianchi
      Sep 10, 2017 at 8:39 am
      This is not an example of hate. This is a frightened, misinformed lady who's missed taking her medications.
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        Jack
        Sep 10, 2017 at 8:28 am
        All muslum supporters in the pic. Country is a mess.
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          Dilip Kare
          Sep 10, 2017 at 10:14 am
          I am neither a Sikh nor a Canadian. Sikhs are not "muslums" or muslims. In fact, some of their Gurus were killed by Moghul (Muslim) rulers, so Sikhs do not entertain warm feelings towards Muslims, to say the least. Sikhs are brave, kindhearted and hardworking people.
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          Paul Mantella
          Sep 10, 2017 at 2:48 am
          lol hes not even muslim what an that woman is
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            Dhureen Babu
            Sep 9, 2017 at 10:23 pm
            Grate way to beat hate, our Sikh brother shows the way.
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