PUBLIC Safety Canada has slammed an anti-Hindu Canadian video in which US-based Gurpatwant Pannun of Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) threatened Indo-Canadian Hindus and asked them to leave the country.
Public Safety Canada said in a statement: “There is no place in Canada for hate. The circulation of an online video in which Hindu Canadians are told to leave Canada is offensive and hateful, and is an affront to all Canadians and the values we hold dearly.”
It added: “Acts of aggression, hate, intimidation or incitement of fear have no place in this country and only serve to divide us. We urge all Canadians to respect one another and follow the rule of law. Canadians deserve to feel safe in their communities.”
Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc tweeted on Thursday: “All Canadians deserve to feel safe in their communities. The circulation of an online hate video targeting Hindu Canadians runs contrary to the values we hold dear as Canadians. There is no place for acts of aggression, hate, intimidation or incitement of fear.”
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre tweeted on Friday: “Every Canadian deserves to live without fear and feel welcomed in their community. In recent days, we have seen hateful comments targeting Hindus in Canada. Conservatives condemn these comments against our Hindu neighbours and friends. Hindus have made invaluable contributions to every part of our country and will always be welcome here.”