On Saturday footage of Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh being accosted by a heckler went viral. Singh, who is running to be the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party, was hosting a meet and greet Wednesday when he was approached by an hostile anonymous woman who repeatedly accused him of supporting Sharia Law.
Singh, who is Sikh, has no relation to Islam or Sharia Law.
“We know you’re in bed with Sharia. We know you’re in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood. We know by your votes,” she said.
“Don’ touch me.” she went on, as bystanders tried to remove her from the hall before threatening to call the police.
“When Is Your Sharia Gonna End?” she demanded again.
Singh, who regularly holds the gatherings informally called “Jagmeet and Greets,” remained unruffled throughout the exchange.
“We believe in love and courage,” Singh repeated, “We don’t want to be intimidate by hate. We don’t want hatred to ruin a positive event … Lets show people how we treat someone with love.”
“We welcome you. We support you and we love you,” he said, as his audience cheered.
The video first posted by Now This, show the protester eventually leaving.
It’s a pretty incredibly footage.
[image via screengrab]