The ethics commissioner confirmed Wednesday evening that he will be expanding the scope of his investigation into Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s possible ethics violations.
MP Michael Barrett tweeted a letter from the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner addressed to him, Pierre Poilievre, and Michael Cooper.
The letter confirms that Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion is examining whether Morneau is in contravention of section 23 of the Conflict of Interest Act. Dion will also be looking further into whether “monetary penalities are warranted” regarding failure to disclose a gift or to declare a recusal.
(RNS) — An imam at a suburban Chicago-area mosque has resigned after circulation of social media posts in which he used derogatory language toward Muslim women and a racial slur.
The Muslim Association of Bolingbrook announced Imam Ibraheem Lunat’s resignation on Friday (July 24) after a young woman in the mosque community published a petition, since deleted, that describes several Instagram videos and photos posted by Lunat.
Lunat was hired less than a year ago to serve as the primary imam at Masjid Al-Jumu’ah, the newest of the organization’s three mosques. His role mainly involved leading congregational prayers and helping with a Quran recitation program for youth, mosque leaders told Religion News Service.
“Hijabi season is now gone and hoe-jabi season is finally upon us,” Lunat said in one video highlighted by the petition, posted in 2019 by the Instagram meme page Lunat ran. The word hijabi is used to refer to Muslim women who wear the headscarf.
The clip comprised a “checklist” of tips for Muslim women, such as using perfume “to let all the boys in town know you’re back and ready for business — huzzah, open sesame,” and wearing a “skintight” abaya, or overcoat, “to make that booty pop” and attract attention from “n——.” Other posts included captions about “bagging your first cougar,” “smash(ing) a single mom” and an explicit joke about pedophile priests.
Illinois imam resigns over sexist, racist social media posts