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Letter: Minister's 'brothers' remark was disturbing

Dear editor:

Speaking to the media, Maryam Monsef, the minister for women's and gender equality, last week referred to the Taliban as "our brothers."

Later, when asked about her choice of words, she explained that the members of the Muslim community often refer to each other as "our brothers and sisters. It's a cultural reference."

I would suggest that Monsef is not well-schooled in Canadian culture. If she were she would never have made such a disturbing reference, especially since she is minister of women's issues.

Perhaps she should resign and return to school in her community. And where is PM Justin Trudeau  and his apology for her statement?

Harold Asikyan