CALGARY, Alberta, August 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — While Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has forbidden pro-lifers from joining the party, he has no problem defending what some pundits are calling his “prize candidate” who hit the national spotlight today for tweeting four years ago that a person she disagreed with should have been aborted in a back alley.
Calgary-Nose Hill Liberal Party candidate Ala Buzreba, a 21 year-old Muslim, tweeted in 2011 to a pro-Israel account that “Your mother should have used that coat hanger.”
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) August 18, 2015
In another April 2011 tweet Buzreba told someone else they should “Go blow your brains out you waste of sperm,” using the hashtags #racist and #bigot.
Buzreba has since apologized for the tweets, saying via Twitter they “reflect a much younger person.”
Trudeau has indicated that Buzreba will remain a Liberal candidate, saying during an appearance in Sault Ste. Marie that he is “glad to see she has unreservedly apologized,” reported Global News.
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“When someone makes a mistake it’s important that they own up to it and they apologize,” he said. “Ala has unreservedly apologized for her comments and I think it’s important to point out that she was a teenager and that we all make mistakes.”
But social media is abuzz with calls for Buzreba to step down as Liberal candidate.
Warren Kinsella, Toronto-based lawyer and political consultant, satirized the situation by stating on his website:
“Butts told me I wouldn’t be green lit because I was ‘too controversial’ – …that’s what I thought about when I heard about Justin Trudeau’s prize candidate Ala Buzreba. And then I thought: I wouldn’t want to be a candidate for a party that refuses to expel someone like this.”