Banish Black Lives Matter Toronto to fringes where it belongs

TORONTO - It’s the height of ugly fiction to call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a “white supremacist.”


But it’s not the first low blow from Black Lives Matter Toronto (BLMTO) co-founder Yusra Khogali’s sometimes loud and offensive mouth.

First, there was her infamous tweet: “Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today. Plz plz plz.”

Then there was a two-week sit-in at police headquarters to protest “racist” Toronto officers. Next — with friends — she was demonstrating outside of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s home.

Not long after that came the BLM sit-down in which protesters blocked Toronto’s Pride Parade while demanding organizers ban police officers from participating in the event.

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However, her performance outside the United States Consulate on University Ave. on Saturday has many wondering what’s next?

“There was a hashtag that went viral on social media saying we needed to pray for Quebec City,” yelled Khogali. “Quebec City is a white supremacist settler colony.”


Especially, since tens of thousands of bereaved people took to the streets in solidarity and in absolute outrage and disgust over the beyond-the-pale slaughter — allegedly by a white French-Canadian man — of six innocent people at a mosque.

But this was smear time.

“When Justin Trudeau responded to the Muslim ban, that this white supremacist coward Donald Trump put forward, what did Justin Trudeau say? He said he wanted to let everybody who is not allowed into the U.S. border in to Canada,” said Khogali.

“We know what that manipulation is. It is what this country is founded on — erasing and silencing of the real history of this land. Enslavement and genocide of black people in which this state is founded on.”

Khogali also yelled Trudeau “is a liar, he is a hypocrite, he is a white supremacist terrorist. That is what he is.”

As Canada’s prime minister, Trudeau has focused on bringing in refugees and helping countries around the world with tax-funded handouts. As someone wanting peace, he is the exact opposite of what she alleges.

No one in authority seems to have the guts to condemn the University of Toronto student’s hateful and threatening words. However, it is interesting that at the same rally, a man before the courts on previous hate-related charges was handcuffed and arrested “for his own safety” for making comments critical of Islam and immigration.

Meanwhile, Khogali seems to be able to do and say whatever she wants.

She’s entitled to her free speech but with there having been 80 homicides since January 2016, politicians, police and authorities should stop kissing her ring.

She, and BLMTO, don’t seem to protest or rail against the dozens of black people murdered by black people while the people they criticize work around the clock on that very issue.

Still, while this protest movement continues to use their vile tactics, so many seem to be afraid to confront or gain face time with its leaders. BLMTO even won a City of Toronto-affiliated William P. Hubbard Award for being “committed to eradicating all forms of anti-black racism, supporting black healing and liberating black communities.”

Sad when there are so many legitimate people actually working on this very issue.

Giving BLMTO a pat on the back sends out the message that it is not only OK to go to the premier’s house, temporarily halt one of our most important summer events, tweet threats, disparage police, and call the prime minister a racist terrorist, but that it’s all acceptable.

The award should be revoked. There should be no more invitations to meet with leaders.

The irrelevant movement should be declared hostile and its protesters should be left to cling to the fringes and be held accountable like everybody else.

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