BBQ interrupted


Jason Kenney was shouted at this weekend by a teenager who wanted to inquire about the Harper government’s cuts to health care for refugees. Mr. Kenney tweeted about the incident here and here. Bashir Mohamed now wants to debate the Immigration Minister.

The Edmonton teen who said he was dragged out of a Conservative party event Saturday and then arrested has a challenge for federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. “I want to debate him one-on-one; a 10-minute debate about the issue,” Bashir Mohamed, 17, said Sunday.

Mohamed, who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya and came to Canada in 1997, attended the event at the Alberta Aviation Museum to protest the federal government’s cuts to refugee health care. “I waited until around the end of his speech, the applause died down and I stood up,” he said. “I couldn’t get past the first sentence when a guy came up … and dragged me out.”

Update 1:04pm. Huffington Post has video of the disruption.


BBQ interrupted

  1. That,s democracy, you can protest in your back yard as much as you want. The government do not have to discuss anything for next 3 years.

  2. Interesting that they will jump on and arrest a teenage black guy, but not the doctors. I hope they enjoy the long hot summer of protests at their bbqs. They had no business to touch the guy – -also hard to tell from the video, but were they people applauding the protestor, or his removal?

    • Of course they had every right to touch him. He was at a private event, and when asked to leave, he refused. What are they supposed to do, sit around and wait?

      You can try to make it into a race thing, which you rabid lefties always do, but if you can’t tell the difference between a private event and a press conference, I’ll just let you continue screaming *racism* every time something happens that you don’t like. It makes you seem intelligent and will force people to take you seriously.

  3. Yeah! The media found something to crow about! Well done media, so close to building that fictional narrative of the government attacking teenagers. Don’t let the facts get in the way.

  4. The next time I pay $80 for a couple of tickets to hear someone speak,I hope that anyone who thinks I paid to hear their personal cause is also escorted out.

    The child was rude and disrespectful to everyone there. He should be ashamed of himself,and the media should be ashamed of their coverage.

  5. Having heard all the conservative talking points over and over, I should have thought the young man’s interruption was the most interesting part of the evening! Being escorted out is one thing — being arrested for assault (we can all see the video) was outrageous.

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