B.C. Premier John Horgan is under fire for a letter he wrote praising Vancouver Imam Tarek Ramadan, who has been accused of spouting violent and anti-Semitic rhetoric.
According to a video provided and translated by B'nai Brith Canada, at a rally in support of Palestinians in July 2017, Ramadan led a group prayer for Allah to "grant victory to the Muslims in Palestine" and "rescue the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the malevolent Jews and the criminal Zionists."
The Muslim Association of Canada described his remarks as "inappropriate" and stated that Ramadan would be suspended from delivering sermons while it investigated the incident.
On April 20, Ramadan shared a letter on Facebook that was sent from Horgan's office. The letter praises Ramadan's "work as a community activist" who's striving to "ensure our province is a place of acceptance and vibrancy," and extends the premier's "best wishes for (his) continued success."