Muslim Conservative ‘completely’ disagrees her party is racist

Stephen Harper may not think a Muslim woman should be allowed to take her citizenship oath wearing a niqab, but one of his young party volunteers in Sarnia, Ont., thinks it would be fine.

“I don’t think every Conservative believes that,” Yasmeen Ibrahim said. “But … everyone is entitled to their own opinions at the end of the day.”

The 20-year-old, who wears the hijab, is a former page and legislative assistant on Parliament Hill. In this election, she’s volunteering with the Conservative Party in her hometown.

Speaking after Stephen Harper’s event there on Sunday, she told CBC News her party is “pretty diverse” and it’s unfortunate people suggest it’s racist.

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