A McGill University associate professor of ‘climate change,’ Timothy Merlis, took a video of two women scribbling on an election poster for a Québec Solidaire candidate, who is Muslim. The professor was so horrified by their actions, he has filed a complaint with Quebec’s Chief Electoral Officer.
CBC Timothy Merlis says he was jogging (like a good little pansy-assed leftist) along St-Viateur Street in Outremont Sunday when he saw two women vandalizing election signs for Ève Torrès, a Québec Solidaire candidate (a fundamentalist Muslim judging by her Islamic supremacist headgear)
Merlis has now filed a complaint to Quebec’s chief electoral officer (DGEQ) and shared video he took of the two women. In the video, one of the women pulls down the sign to write “un État laïc (a secular state)” on Torrès’s headscarf, while the other looks at Merlis and laughs.
Merlis, a McGill University associate professor, says he saw them deface another sign before that. He says he “was upset by their Islamophobic actions,” and that he believed the vandalism was illegal, prompting him to notify the DGEQ.
(Below is Timmy’s email address and phone number if you want to contact him)
“I was shocked (totally shocked!) at what I was seeing,” Merlis said in an interview on CBC Montreal’s Daybreak Monday. “These women were doing vandalism in broad daylight and I think they should be held accountable.” (Yes, they should be beheaded for insulting Islam, right? Hey, Timmy, that’s kind of a Muslim-looking beard on you, are you a convert?)
Montreal police say they have opened a file into the matter, but can’t investigate unless one of the implicated parties files a complaint.
Less than two weeks ago, another Muslim candidate in the Quebec provincial election had a sign vandalized in Quebec City.
Independent candidate Ali Dahan’s poster was riddled with plastic bullets. A 26-year-old man later turned himself in to police, who said they were not considering it a hate crime.