Friday, September 29, 2017

Canada's Jagmeet Singh: Battling racism with love - AL JAZEERA

by Andrew Mitrovica
Originally published: September 27, 2017
Publisher: AlJazeera.com 

Love and courage.

Journalists like me are temperamentally, if not genetically, conditioned to scoff at politicians who invoke these words in response to hate and cowardice. 

And so it was, after Jagmeet Singh, a Sikh-Canadian who is vying to become the next head of Canada's on-life-support socialists - and the first visible minority ever to lead a federal political party - kept repeating the two words like a soothing mantra when a racist leapt from the audience at a campaign rally earlier this month to spew her venom at him.