THE National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) on Thursday called on Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party, to drop Erick Schomann as the party’s candidate for Simcoe-North. A social media post showed Schomann assisting in roasting a pig, with the caption, “We sent the leftovers to Denmark in support of the protestors of the Muhammad comic.”
“We call upon the Green Party of Canada to drop Mr. Schomann as a candidate”, said NCCM’s Executive Director Mustafa Farooq. “While we greatly cherish the free speech rights of all Canadians, when you start promising to mail pieces of a pig carcass, you can no longer stand with the integrity and moral commitment that all those who wish to be elected must have”.
Sending pieces of a pig carcass, of course, is a common practice amongst members of the alt-right who believe that sending pieces of a pig will intimidate our community. Indeed, prior to the Quebec City Mosque shootings, a pig’s head was left at the mosque, the NCCM noted.