۲۹ آبان ۱۳۹۸ |٢٢ ربيع الأول ١٤٤١ | Nov 20, 2019
Green Party candidate resigns over post about mailing pig carcass to Muslims

In a statement on Thursday afternoon, the Green Party said Schomann had stepped down and would no longer be running for the party.

Hawzah News Agency - (Ontario - Canada) - The Green Party‘s federal candidate in the Ontario riding of Simcoe North has resigned after coming under fire over a 2007 Facebook post in which he appeared to suggest he wanted to mail pieces of a pig carcass to Muslims.

In a statement on Thursday afternoon, the Green Party said Schomann had stepped down and would no longer be running for the party.

“Today the Green Party of Canada accepted Erik Schomann’s resignation as a candidate in Simcoe North,” said the party in a statement.

“The Green Party has zero tolerance for sexism, Islamophobia, antisemitism, misogyny, or hate speech of any kind.”

The National Council of Canadian Muslims had called earlier in the day for the Greens to drop Erik Schomann over the post in question, in which he showed a picture of himself and others roasting a pig along with the caption: “we sent the left-overs to Denmark in support of the protesters of the Muhammed comic.”

That references a controversy back in 2005 after a Danish newspaper published cartoon drawings of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) , and which prompted criticism from Muslim groups as well as violent backlash from some extremists. Islam forbids depictions of Muhammed (PBUH).

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