Ahmed Hussen isn’t commenting about remarks he made at a Somali independence festival on July 1st in Toronto, coinciding with Canada Day, where during a campaign-style speech he suggested Liberal opponents are racist Islamophobes who “dance with white supremacists”

“They’ll take us back to a Canada in which Islamophobia becomes the norm. We don’t want that. We don’t want to go backwards. We want to go forwards,” said Hussen, the York South–Weston MP and Immigration minister.