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Canadian News Jan 29, 2022 6:49 PM EST

Jagmeet Singh faces backlash after accusing truckers of white supremacy

"Today Conservative MPs have endorsed a convoy led by those that claim the superiority of the white bloodline and equate Islam to a disease," said Singh.

Jagmeet Singh faces backlash after accusing truckers of white supremacy
Angelo Isidorou Vancouver, British Columbia

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is facing backlash online after suggesting the Freedom Convoy is being led by white supremacists.

In a tweet meant to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of the Quebec City Mosque shooting, Singh said, "today Conservative MPs have endorsed a convoy led by those that claim the superiority of the white bloodline and equate Islam to a disease."

In reaction, Singh faced backlash on Twitter from thousands of users, outnumbering even the amount of likes his own tweet received.

"I've seen Indigenous people, Indo-Canadians, hijab-wearing Muslims, black Canadians, and people from all other walks of life, all peacefully celebrating freedom at the convoy rally. To NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, it's a white supremacist hatefest," said True Norths' Andrew Lawton, who is currently on the ground reporting.

You disgusting scumbag," said Indian Author Abhijit Iyer-Mitra. "You literally endorsed & supported the perpetrators & ideology of the biggest act of terrorism on Canadian Soil - Air India Flight 182. You’re the worst kind of ethno-religious supremacist there is."

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson also called out Singh over his comments. "This is either ignorant or malevolent and if it is the former it is an ignorance so profound that it borders on malevolence. And this from the leader of Canada's hypothetically pro-working-class progressives," Dr. Peterson said.

Singh's allegations come as Canadian truckers made their way to Ottawa on Saturday for a planned protest in which they have stated their intention to "gridlock" the city until the Trudeau government lifts vaccine mandate requirements for the trucking industry.

Footage shot by Beth Baisch in Ottawa on Saturday shows blocks and blocks of trucks lining the streets. Protestors are marching through sub zero temperatures to express their anger at the Trudeau government.

Despite Singh's allegations, the Freedom Convoy protest appears to be diverse and even highlights Indigenous drummers. Earlier in the day, The Post Millennial conducted an exclusive interview with a group of Indigenous activists who travelled to Ottawa in order to join the protest.

"I'm a 60 year-old grandmother. I have two beautiful grandchildren and this is not the Canada I want to leave with them," said Linda Audette, an Indigenous woman from Sudbury, Ontario.

"We all let them do this to us. Do not leave this for your children, your grandchildren and your great grandchildren. We have to stand up, take off those diapers off everybody's face. We have to stop vaccinating our children. We have to end all these mandates," she continued.

When asked what she would tell Justin Trudeau, Audette  said "God is watching you. The Creator is watching everything you're doing and you have humanity. All the Canadians lives at risk. There are thousands of people dying and that's on your hands."

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