The new Islamic Outrage
A complaint has been filed with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.
Police are investigating an allegation that an editorial cartoon in The Chronicle Herald promoted hatred.
The cartoon by award-winning Herald staff cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon appeared on April 18 and depicted Cheryfa MacAulay Jamal, a former Nova Scotia woman now living in Ontario. She had told the Herald that she would seek millions of dollars in compensation from the federal government after terrorism-related charges against her husband, Qayyum Abdul Jamal, were stayed.
Mr. Jamal was one of 17 men and youths in the Toronto area arrested in June 2006. An 18th suspect was arrested two months later.
Charges remain in effect against 11 suspects. The Crown alleges they attended a terrorist training camp and were involved in a plot to storm Parliament Hill and bomb targets in Toronto and Ottawa.
In the cartoon, Ms. Jamal is shown saying she’d use the government compensation to fund her husband’s "next training camp."
Halifax Regional Police spokeswoman Theresa Rath couldn’t name the complainant or even the newspaper.
"We did receive a complaint on April 21 from someone who found a political cartoon to be offensive and believed it may border on hate literature," she said.
Police are still trying to determine whether a crime took place, she said