This woman asked Trudeau about Islamophobia. Then the online hate began
|Toronto Star 18 Apr 2019 at 05:09|
VANCOUVER—Rubab Qureshi stood in the House of Commons this month and asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau how Canada plans to combat the rise of white nationalism and Islamophobia. That is, beyond words of condemnation.
Qureshi was taking part in Daughters of the Vote, an event meant to encourage young women to become more politically active. A video of the April 3 exchange went viral almost immediately.
Rubab Qureshi of Edmonton participated in the Daughters of the Vote event in Ottawa. Then, the online harassment started. (Raissa Beduval)
By the time the 20-year-old hijab-wearing student landed home in Edmonton the next night, her phone was flooded with social-media notifications.