Montreal, June 24, 2010 - MP Thomas Mulcair lost it with a small group of NDP Party members and constituents at a St-Jean-Baptiste BBQ held this Thursday.
Mulcair was being questioned on his rampage against long time human rights activist and NDP Deputy Leader Libby Davies for her condemnation of the human rights abuses committed by the State of Israel.
Members of the organisation Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU) joined with NDP members to question Mulcair on his refusal to condemn the criminal and terrorist actions of the State of Israel against ships carrying humanitarian aid to the population of Gaza, which has been subjected to an illegal blockade since 2006.
Mulcair repeatedly called members of the NDP Outremont riding association and several Outremont constituents cowards for raising concerns about his defense of the policies of the Israeli State.
Members pressed Mulcair to explain his statement in regards to the Libby Davies Affair in the media where he said:
"No member of our caucus, whatever other title they have, is allowed to invent their own policy," said Mr. Mulcair. "We take decisions together, parties formulate policies together, and to say that you're personally in favor of boycott, divestment and sanctions for the only democracy in the Middle East is, as far as I'm concerned, grossly unacceptable.''
Members replied that what is actually unacceptable was for an NDP party leader to form a coalition with Bob Rae and Stephan Harper against own senior party members such as Libby Davies. They added that an Apartheid State can never be a democracy.
Mulcair responded by telling the members and constituents of his riding who were raising these concerns to "shut up".