Jagmeet Singh proud of brother for confronting 'racism' at MuslimFest

National Citizens Alliance founder confronted Gurratan Singh at Mississauga, Ont., event

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he's proud of his brother for confronting comments Ontario politician Gurratan Singh says amounted to Islamophobia during a festival in Mississauga this weekend.

In a video posted to Twitter on Sunday, a protester later identified as National Citizens Alliance founder Stephen Garvey confronts Gurratan Singh at MuslimFest, and asks if he supports Shariah law and "political Islam." 

The Brampton East MPP responds, "We don't need that kind of racism in Canada."

Security can be seen trying to escort Garvey out while he's yelling, "I'm not racist. I'm not racist at all."

During a stop in Toronto on Monday to mark Labour Day, Jagmeet Singh told reporters: "I gotta admit, I'm proud of my brother for responding with strength, responding clearly that that is wrong.

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...Gurratan Singh tweeted out the video of the confrontation Sunday, adding he "will always stand with my Muslim brothers and sisters and say hate is wrong."

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who was in Hamilton on Monday for the Labour Day classic football game between the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger Cats, also denounced the incident.

"There's no place in Canadian society for people who espouse racist, anti-Muslim, any kind of hatred based on one's religion, race, sexual orientation or background," he said.

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