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‘This is not about freedom of speech’


In a news release issued this evening, Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai objects to the planned screening of the infamous Prophet Mohammad video.

Deepak Obhrai, MP, today called on Ron Banerjee of Canadian Hindu Advocacy not to screen the film with anti-Islam message.

Deepak Obhrai, of the Hindu faith, said screening this film goes against core Canadian values of tolerance and respect of other faiths. Islam is one of the world’s greatest religions which is practiced by thousands on Canadians.

“This is not about freedom of speech, it is about sowing the seeds of intolerance. I therefore urge Mr. Banerjee not to become an advocate of intolerance.”