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PQ leadership candidate called out for Happy Eid message
Parti Québécois leadership hopeful, and one-time spokesman for the party's controversial secular charter, Jean-François Lisée has taken one of his fellow candidates to task for having wished Muslims a Happy Eid.
Eid al-Fitr is the Muslim holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Alexandre Cloutier, considered by many to be the front-runner in the race, took to his Twitter feed the day after, offering his "best wishes to all Quebec Muslims."
That prompted criticism from several internet users, who asked if Cloutier had done the same for Easter. At that point Lisée joined the conversation.
"With all due respect for liberty of religion, I've asked myself the same question. And what about a day for celebrating atheists?" Lisée tweeted.
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