Committee erupts after Tory MP tells Muslim witness he 'should be ashamed' - 2019-05-30

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F182.png Committee erupts after Tory MP tells Muslim witness he 'should be ashamed' May 30, 2019, Peter Zimonjic, CBC News

A parliamentary committee exploring online hate descended into chaos this week after a Conservative MP told a Muslim witness he should be "ashamed" after he drew a link between "conservative commentators" and the online history of mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette.

The eruption happened during Tuesday's committee hearing, when Conservative MP Michael Cooper took issue with how witness Faisal Khan Suri, the president of the Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council, described the online history of Alexandre Bissonnette, the man sentenced to life in prison in February for shooting six people dead in a Quebec City mosque in January, 2017.

"The evidence from Bissonette's computer showed he repeatedly sought content about anti-immigrant, alt-right and conservative commentators, mass murderers, U.S. President Donald Trump, and about Muslims, immigrants living in Quebec," Suri said.

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{{cite news | first = Peter | last = Zimonjic | author2 = David Cochrane | title = Committee erupts after Tory MP tells Muslim witness he 'should be ashamed' | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ashamed-cooper-suri-committee-chaos-1.5156624 | work = CBC News | date = May 30, 2019 | accessdate = May 31, 2019 }}