“Comments made by Government House Leader Darin King Wednesday are drawing condemnation from the Canadian Islamic Congress, after King said the term “ayatollah” is associated with violence. King is defending the comment, saying that in the minds of many people, the word “ayatollah” is associated with Iranian cleric Ayatollah Khomeini, who was connected with violence and terrorism.
The whole thing started when Liberal MHA Jim Bennett asked a question about the unelected board which is overseeing the amalgamation of the province’s four English-language school boards into one mega-board. Bennett wanted to know how long the unelected trustees would be in place; he called them “the ayatollahs of education.”
The Canadian Islamic Congress? Oh please.