Salim Mansur’s Battle Against Islamism


In June, Mansur was nine months into a campaign for the Conservative Party of Canada's nomination in the same riding when he received a terse email from the party's executive director notifying him his candidacy had been "disallowed." No reasons were provided, though Mansur told me in a later interview that the Conservative campaign manager, Hamish Marshall, had told him there were concerns his past writings on Islam would be slammed in the media as "Islamophobic."