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 Muslim 'power extending into Canadian politics'


A Muslim who won the Liberal Party nomination for a parliamentary seat in Ontario, Canada, declared his success a victory for Islam in a speech to supporters, according to a Coptic Christian who attended the event.
"This is a victory for Islam! Islam won! Islam won! ... Islamic power is extending into Canadian politics," Omar Alghabra, the Liberal candidate for Mississauga-Erindale, reportedly declared to his audience of several hundred.

Alghabra delivered his speech Dec. 2 in the Coptic Christian Centre of the Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius in Mississauga.

David Ragheb, a member of the congregation, reported that following the speech, Markham Councillor Khalid Osman took to the stage and made his own declaration.

"We have the East, we have the West, and now we have Mississauga!" he said to cheers and applause from the audience.

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