Toronto Black Lives Matter co-founder Yusra Khogali is under fire over a Tweet she posted and deleted asking “Allah” to stop her from having to kill white people.
“Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today. Plz plz plz,” Khogali tweeted on Feb. 9.
News of the controversial Tweet went international earlier in the week after @Newstalk1010 host Jerry Agar began Tweeting about the racist cyber screed.
— Jerry Agar (@jerryagar1010) April 5, 2016
Khogali has since placed her Twitter account under protected status and has refused to comment on the controversial Tweet.
However, a representative for Black Lives Matter called the Tweet “tabloid.”
“It’s not public interest news. It’s not news,” the Black Lives Matter spokesperson told CP24 News.
Khogali, according to her Facebook page, is a community activist who “uses her art as a form of resistance to challenge various forms of Canadian state-sanctioned anti-blackness.”
The Canadian chapter of Black Lives Matter is scheduled to lead Toronto’s gay pride parade, which takes place on July 3.