Senator Salma Ataullahjan Criticized Maxime Bernier On Twitter. Why Didn’t She Criticize Iqra Khalid?

Maxime Bernier raised serious questions that most Canadians want answered. Iqra Khalid twice gave an award to a man who spread vile anti-Semitism. Yet – even though she’s in Bernier’s party – Senator Ataullahjan only criticized him on Twitter, while staying silent on Khalid.

After Maxime Bernier pointed out that Unity, rather than an endless focus on the empty slogan ‘diversity is strength,’ is the true path towards making our country stronger, and questioned the naming of a park in Winnipeg, he was criticized by much of the political class.

Included in the list of critics was Conservative Senator Salma Ataullahjan. Here’s what she said on Twitter:

“. As a caucus colleague and a proud Pakistani-Canadian parliamentarian, I’m incredibly disappointed with this tweet. This kind of rhetoric creates division. Is that your aim? If so, what is your end game with this sort of identity politics?

Not long after, Liberal MP Iqra Khalid faced controversy after giving an award to to Amin El Maoued – the public relations chief of Palestine House. El Maoued had been linked to vile anti-Semitic rhetoric, and Palestine House had previously lost government funding for a ‘pattern of connections to extremism’ according to the Harper government.

Khalid claimed she was unaware of El Maoued’s views and rescinded the award under pressure. But then it emerged that, not only had she given him another award previously, she had called him her “brother,” and her “rock.”

So, we have a government MP who seems to have a close relationship with someone accused of spreading anti-Semitic hatred, giving awards to him on behalf of the Canadian Federal Government.

You would think that every politician – especially a Conservative Senator – would be heavily criticizing Khalid and demanding that Justin Trudeau remove her from the Liberal Caucus immediately.

And yet, Senator Ataullahjan didn’t criticize Khalid on Twitter. She didn’t even mention a thing about it.

It’s quite odd that she would attack her fellow party-member Bernier, while failing to say anything about Iqra Khalid. It raises serious doubts about her credibility and her priorities.

Spencer Fernando

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Ron Voss

Why? Like Khalid, she’s from Pakistan. And Harper appointed this loser to the senate?

Ann
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Shame on Her! She has no right to criticize Maxime Bernier. If she was doing her job, she should have criticized Iqra Khalid, NOT Maxime. Maxime Bernier speaks for Canadians. Canadians have been silenced by Dictator Trudope. Maxime is the voice for Canadians!

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Bernard Hutchinson

In all of Spencer’s comments today on my email, there is a lot to comment on but I just want to say that the bottom line is this: Justin Trudeau is bringing in or letting walk in uneducated, untrained, un employable & mostly un teachable economic migrants who could be on welfare for a long long time but Trudeau doesn’t care about that b/c it isn’t his money, it’s taxpayer money but Justin just wants the votes so he in effect is buying votes at an enormous cost to taxpayers so he can stay in power as long as he… Read more »

Gerri
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Gerri

He is one already.

Jody
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And if these new illegal migrants can’t speak or write English or French, who is voting for them?

Jen
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Jen

Those illegals invited by jihadi Justin personally are here to enhance him in votes and yes, keep him in power for many years to come. That’s why he behaves as he does with arrogance and air of dictatorship. If he can’t get the number of votes from legal Canadians, he knows his illegals will add double the votes. That’s why he is giving his illegals ‘free’ stuffs to get their undivided attention and praise and votes. But, the moment he is re-elected, all that free stuffs ‘DONE’.

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NancyW

What I do not understand and never will, even if this sounds anti immigrant or new Canadian, it is not meant to be, these people new to Canada that do not understand Canada, why are they allowed in politics here especially when they are for people from the country that they just left, not Canada and our diverse culture and why would they dare to criticize a wise Canadian politician working for Canadians, who are paying for them. They are here only because they have a holy war going on, and most would happily return to their own nation as… Read more »

Sandra
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Sandra

“. @MaximeBernier As a caucus colleague and a proud Pakistani-Canadian parliamentarian,” …
I am totally against anyone referring themselves as a split country. Pick one. And be for that country only!
This isn’t Pakistan,! You don’t hear people call themselves “Irish Canadians, or German Canadians. You will have french-canadian, because that is their primary language, which is one of two official Canadian languages, required to be fluent in, to be Canadian.

Jenny
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A Canadian is a Canadian First . A Canadian is a Canadian . A Canadian is a Canadian . A Canadian is a Canadian .

Carlene
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Carlene

People have always been very tribal. Birds of a feather stick together. Canada has not only allows tribes it endorses them with praise and finacial awards. Goal is a post national state, which means no more Canada as we know it today. Only problem is another tribe will then be in power, and to keep that power they will have to extinquish all the other tribes one by one. An endless loop for the best or for the worst.

Fred Dimmick
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Fred Dimmick

No hyphenated Canadian should ever be appointed to public office or eligible for elected office!