Mustafa Rizvi says he's been labeled a "traitor to Islam" for running against a Muslim MP in last week's federal election. Rizvi ran a distant third for the NDP in Mississauga-Erindale, won by Conservative Bob Dechert, who eked out a 239-vote win over Liberal incumbent Omar Alghabra.Well, Mustafa... enjoy it while you can.
Rizvi, a 28-year-old insurance adjuster, said he's received nearly two dozen threatening phone calls since election day, accusing him of splitting the Muslim vote and costing Alghabra his seat in Parliament.
"I've been getting harassment and phone calls from angry people," he said. "But this isn't faith-based politics; this is a democracy.
"Everybody has a right to run anywhere in the country."