Protesters to target Liberal offices over book on Islam
Protestors are taking aim at Ontario Liberal Party offices Wednesday night.
Organizer Eric Brazeau with Canadians United Against Terror says they want to call attention to a what he says is a provincial cabinet minister supporting Islamic books that advocate the beating of women.
At the root of the protest is a letter of congratulations penned by Labour Minister Yasir Naqvi. The letter appears in the reviews section of the book "Islam: Balancing life and Beyond". The book says the faith allows husbands to discipline their wives for “serious moral misconduct” by pulling them by the ear, slapping them or hitting them with stick.
Naqvi says his letter appeared without his permission. He has apologized & chalked the mistake up to a lack of due diligence. Naqvi says he "strongly, absolutely" condemns violence against women.
Brazeau believes Naqvi should step down from his post or be fired.
Canadians United Against Terror are also taking issue with Premier Kathleen Wynne's support of Islamic prayer at TDSB schools, where boys are separated from girls. Ron Banerjee with The Canadian Hindu Advocacy believes these are signs of "a systemic problem" with the Liberal party.