Hundreds vow to protest event honouring Ayatollah
A group calling itself the Muslim Community of GTA will be hosting the event, An Awakening Against Global Injustice.
Zafar Bangash, head of the Islamic Society of York Region and director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, said 3-400 people are expected to take part, listening to speeches by “world renowned” speakers, panel discussions, and poetry, art and quiz competitions.
Bangash compared the event to others that honour good work done by heroes like Martin Luther King and Ghandi.
“It will be a reminder to us there is still a lot of injustice in the world and to see [Khomeini’s] contribution in trying to remove injustice.”
But Jason Kenney, Canada’s defence minister and another politician expected to attend the protest, sees it differently. He voiced his concern via social media last week:
“Disturbing to see anyone in Canada celebrating the murderous depravity of Ayatollah Khomeini’s brutal dictatorship.”
Here’s Jason Kenney Meeting with some of Canada’s Khomeini worshipers, the ones he just slagged.