Harassment of Jagmeet Singh is a warning that incendiary rhetoric has real-world effects

‘What some politicians are doing is akin to filling jerry cans with gasoline, tossing lit matches around recklessly, then expressing astonishment and innocence when the fires rage.’

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Rowan
Rowan
105 · 6 days ago · Twitter

Perhaps the Toronto Star should refrain from any posturing. https://t.co/​aw0DCNHOgy

Rod Giltaca
Rod Giltaca
101 · 5 days ago · Twitter

What?? Is this an admission? Is he talking about himself and Trudeau? If he isn't, this is the least self aware statement of 2022.

Unacceptable Control Group
Unacceptable Control Group
96 · 6 days ago · Twitter

and @JustinTrudeau are the ones creating then stoking the anger, and they know what they're doing.

Rock solid
Rock solid
56 · 6 days ago · Twitter

He's right ..put him and Trudeau at the top of the list of stoking hostility and disunity..

RogI
RogI
53 · 6 days ago · Twitter

He’s okay insulting Canadians but not the other way around?

Some Dude from YEG
Some Dude from YEG
48 · 6 days ago · Twitter

Is he going to take responsibility for the division he is causing?

Jim
Jim
28 · 5 days ago · Twitter

He is right, he needs to be held accountable for his divisive rhetoric! https://t.co/​HukhZIcqun

Jim Murphy
Jim Murphy
29 · 6 days ago · Twitter

Trudeau is the worst offender, he has alienated a large percentage of the population and Singh has joined him by supporting the government rather than bringing a non confidence vote. https://t.co/​CICAZzjfVc

TriqnTori 🩸🅱️ neg
TriqnTori 🩸🅱️ neg
24 · 6 days ago · Twitter

Did he accept responsibility for doing it or just blaming others?

dean quinton
dean quinton
24 · 6 days ago · Twitter

He & his coalition partner, @JustinTrudeau , should look in a mirror.

avacado pits
avacado pits
24 · 7 days ago · Twitter

I'm assuming he's not considering anything he and his partner have done to be polarizing.

themsteri
themsteri
19 · 6 days ago · Twitter

This from the @TorontoStar who published some hate filled op'ed about unvaccinated Canadians.

Both of you need to look in the mirror you flaming hypocrites.

Bubba Lewsh
Bubba Lewsh
17 · 6 days ago · Twitter

Does this mean @theJagmeetSingh will start to take responsibility for the division he’s stoked?

Unacceptable Control Group
Unacceptable Control Group
18 · 7 days ago · Twitter

He should look in the mirror and repeat that again and again until he understands it.

stillsickofit 🇨🇦
stillsickofit 🇨🇦
14 · 6 days ago · Twitter

Can you think of anyone else that has stoked division? https://t.co/​y1o8HbtFnN

Alcohol Awareness
Alcohol Awareness
14 · 7 days ago · Twitter

Politician's and the media too,must be held accountable,for stoking racism,hate and division among Canadian's!

Dayleen V🇨🇦🚚
Dayleen V🇨🇦🚚
11 · 6 days ago · Twitter

Are you not self aware @theJagmeetSingh ? You and your BlackFace buddy, Trudeau, have been calling Canadian’s names for years. You’re actually surprised people are angry? Come on, you can’t be that obtuse..can you? #cdnpoli

MK3 Telford🫃🏼🦾
MK3 Telford🫃🏼🦾
12 · 6 days ago · Twitter

So he actually knows why he has been treated this way but still wants to play the victim?

QuizCow.com
QuizCow.com
12 · 6 days ago · Twitter

And here I thought the Star was finally holding itself, Trudeau and Singh to account for THEIR rhetoric. What a disappointment to read the article only to find out you're blaming the reactors, rather than the instigators.

Nick Leaf
Nick Leaf
11 · 6 days ago · Twitter

It’s unfortunate that Trudeau started this talk. It basically gave a green light to everyone to treat others like he treated them.

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s brutal descriptions of the protesters racists, homophobes, misogynists and the alarmist rhetoric coming from MPs”

Steve
Steve
12 · 7 days ago · Twitter

Could this article be more one sided? Is the Star Editorial Board directly on the liberal or ndp payroll? Maybe its more of a kickback system...i dont know.

Either way, what a digustingly bias point of view.

theOttawaVariant🇨🇦🏳️‍🌈
theOttawaVariant🇨🇦🏳️‍🌈
11 · 6 days ago · Twitter

So I’m assuming @theJagmeetSingh will be calling for a sit down with his buddy @JustinTrudeau to discuss how they can stop stoking division? I dunno like maybe stop calling people racists for wanting freedom and bodily autonomy could be a good start….

John Shaw
John Shaw
10 · 6 days ago · Twitter

You mean like the division of the jabbed and unjabbed 🤷🏻‍♂️

Fred Kirkey
Fred Kirkey
10 · 6 days ago · Twitter

That your staff and @theJagmeetSingh can't see your own records of sowing division and tribalism over the course of years is laughable. Keep pointing your fingers elsewhere identity politics shills but just remember as you point, there are 3 fingers aimed in the right direction.

Raven
Raven
10 · 6 days ago · Twitter

You’re creating the division Mr Singh. Stand for what’s right & you’ll b praised

Despiusser
Despiusser
9 · 7 days ago · Twitter

Why is this guy not aloud in India Where his parents came from Yet he is the leader of a federal party

The Duke Variant 🦠
The Duke Variant 🦠
9 · 7 days ago · Twitter

Lol - They call practically every white Canadian racist ad nauseam.

Wise Old Elf
Wise Old Elf
9 · 7 days ago · Twitter

That’s rich, coming from the inciter and divider in chief. Isn’t it funny he’s “expressing astonishment” after calling the country racist and violent and genocidal, full of dangerous extremist and white supremacists? And now he’s crying about nasty words? Give me a break. https://t.co/​fgxJ8PU3K7

𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗭𝗲𝗿𝗼 - 𝗥𝗼𝗿𝘆 Білоросюк 🕙
𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗭𝗲𝗿𝗼 - 𝗥𝗼𝗿𝘆 Білоросюк 🕙
9 · 7 days ago · Twitter

Jagoff called me a racist because I care about bodily autonomy. Biofascists like Singh abandoned civility long ago.

Itchy Dan 🇨🇦
Itchy Dan 🇨🇦
8 · 6 days ago · Twitter

Maybe he should lead by example. All he has done is cause division and then acts like a victim when people justifibly confront him about the hate he spews.

Anthony
Anthony
8 · 7 days ago · Twitter

LOL maybe if he didn’t sell his party out to the liberals and prop up the creepy dictator @JustinTrudeau people wouldn’t be so angry with him. Drove the NDP straight into the ground. Layton must be rolling.

Chan L 🇨🇦
Chan L 🇨🇦
7 · 6 days ago · Twitter

LOL oh, this guy? This guy wants politicians to stop stoking division???? https://t.co/​F7i2CaBZk2

Winston Smith
Winston Smith
5 · 6 days ago · Twitter

and his boss @JustinTrudeau are the two major sources of division in Canada and they are both incapable of accepting personal responsibility of any kind.

ColdWarrior
ColdWarrior
7 · 6 days ago · Twitter

Are you talking about PMJT? ‘Cause it sounds like you are talking about PMJT.

Kish (fringe) 😉
Kish (fringe) 😉
6 · 6 days ago · Twitter

It's May 13th, not April 1st @theJagmeetSingh you gaslighting bastard.

Karl Harrison
Karl Harrison
6 · 6 days ago · Twitter

is a bigot. A weak man enabling a dysfunctional PM. He is an inciter of hate speech; a fifth rate small town mayor in a position of unwarranted influence playing to minority crowd of bitter germaphobes and misanthropes. We deserve better.

Little Leo 🦁
Little Leo 🦁
4 · 5 days ago · Twitter

This very true. But Singh is the primary stoker of division, mistrust, resentment, anger, fear and hate in Canada. Creating a hostile climate is essential for imposing of Lib/​NDP vision of turning us into a debt ridden, drug & crime infested, 3rd world socialist sh!tole.

Mr. Bat-man 🇨🇦
Mr. Bat-man 🇨🇦
4 · 7 days ago · Twitter

So then everyone in the Liberal & NDP parties are going to be step down?

Jagmeet Singh is a really dishonest guy.

Branderrman
Branderrman
6 · 7 days ago · Twitter

Voting for Trudeau “is akin to filling jerry with gasoline and tossing kit matches around and being astonished” when the divide continues to grow 😂 Trudeau and his cult are fueling their own fire. Good job Toronto Star for jumping in bed with a cult.

El Punitor
El Punitor
3 · 5 days ago · Twitter

I hope @theJagmeetSingh looks in the mirror & recognizes the culprit. It's him! He's as guilty as any of our politicians for making outrageous statements & spreading lies & fake news. He has supported Khalistani extremists & can't travel to India or the US as a result. #cdnpoli

Steven Jefferys
Steven Jefferys
5 · 5 days ago · Twitter

The editors of the Star are huge hypocrites. Your rag had a headline saying unvaxxed should "die". Literally. Your pals Singh & Trudeau strike the flames of division. Look in the mirror you shallow, ethically corrupt "journalists".

JD Leslie
JD Leslie
4 · 5 days ago · Twitter

He failed to apologize for calling peaceful protestors arsonists. What a piece of work the NDP/​Liberal government is. #TrudeauCorruption

Butch Loves 🍻 Pureblood + Born: Vancouver BC 😏
Butch Loves 🍻 Pureblood + Born: Vancouver BC 😏
3 · 6 days ago · Twitter

How long do you think the dictatorship duo of Singh & Trudeau would last in a place like Sri Lanka?

Of course Singh is probably banned from SL as he is from other places. And, Putin has got Chrystia Freeland's number of course.

Just a really disagreeable dictatorship.

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Dive, Dive, Dive
Dive, Dive, Dive
4 · 6 days ago · Twitter

This is another example of the dishonest media taking sides & refusing to identify the root cause of the anger in the Country. Political leaders have been stoking division, name calling & marginalizing for over 2 years. Media failing to address this is pure malfeasance!

Doug Johnson
Doug Johnson
3 · 6 days ago · Twitter

Calling frustrated Canadians misogynistic racists is completely unacceptable. That label came from King Justin himself.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
5 · 7 days ago · Twitter

He's right. Unfortunately the conservatives and Pierre specifically are going to run a Maga North campaign cause they only know how to stroke fair.

Ringo Star Cant be Wrong
Ringo Star Cant be Wrong
5 · 7 days ago · Twitter

A nice moment of self reflection for Mr. Singh. Oh wait......

Twisted🀄trucker
Twisted🀄trucker
5 · 7 days ago · Twitter

He should just go back under his rock with his pockets full of liberal party payoff

TheRedFisher1
TheRedFisher1
4 · 6 days ago · Twitter

The state funded media in Canada has also played a part in this. The Toronto Star itself has engaged in it's fair share of divisive,manipulative,antagonistic language.

Museum In A Book
Museum In A Book
3 · 7 days ago · Twitter

This is what I’ve been facing for many years 8 long yrs. Is it becoz I’m black? Who knows but I called the police abt shit n urine incident what they did? Laugh at me. “U expect us to believe this?” Now my 8y/​o has suffered attacks on @tdsb admin computer. Welcome to our lives.

सबका विकास घर वाप्सी के साथ!!
सबका विकास घर वाप्सी के साथ!!
3 · 7 days ago · Twitter

has hardly said a word about @theJagmeetSingh's incessant, vicious, HINDUPHOBIA, and his support for the violent KHALISTANI movement being rekindled in India, and it wants Canadians to feel sorry for him 'cos someone spat on his face? 😠😡

https://t.co/​STjGsRF7U7 https://t.co/​dIST9egBME