Justin Trudeau’s preferred nomination candidate’s antisemitic and offensive past

September 14, 2019

Tonight, the Liberal Party will nominate a new candidate in the riding of Pierrefonds-Dollards. Justin Trudeau’s preferred candidate in the riding is Sameer Zuberi – a radical activist whose student activism targeted Jewish groups on the Concordia University campus and who has promoted conspiracy theories about 9/11.

When Zuberi was Vice President of the Concordia Students Union, he helped lead a campaign to suspend Hillel, a non-partisan Jewish student organization, from club status.

Jewish students on campus know all too well about the rampant antisemitism they face on campus. Radical student unions consistently try to use technicalities and process to shut-down Jewish-Canadians’ right to freedom of speech and freedom of association on campus as a way to mask their rampant antisemitism.

The fact that this Liberal nomination candidate helped lead the charge should be a red flag for the Liberal Party, however, they have kept him on and green lit him as a candidate.

This is part of a larger trend of festering antisemitism within the ranks of the Liberal Party of Canada. A couple weeks ago, the Liberal Party of Canada was forced to remove a candidate for horribly antisemitic and anti-Israel comments. The Liberal Party knew about these comments for months and were working on a PR campaign to cover them up. It was only once this became a media story that they removed him as a candidate.

Justin Trudeau has still not personally addressed these comments.

Zuberi has also promoted conspiracy theories about the terrorist attacks on 9/11. He commented on Facebook that Bin Laden’s role in 9/11 “is still a matter of public debate.”

9/11 was the most horrific terrorist attack the western world has ever seen.

The facts are not still a matter of public debate.

Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda, and Canada’s and America’s enemies orchestrated a direct attack on our way of life and the freedoms we hold dear.

These conspiracy theories are offensive to the more than 3,000 people who died on that horrible day – including 24 Canadians. Anybody who peddles them is unfit for public office.

Justin Trudeau needs to do the right thing and immediately fire this candidate.