Just a week after video of a man threatening a non-Muslim man with a bat and calling him “ISIS” went viral, the bat-wielding Islamophobe’s identity has been revealed — and his dad is pissed.
As the Canadian Broadcasting Company reported, the man shown in the video (recorded by the subject of his ire) is named Mark Phillips, and he’s a personal injury lawyer in a Ontario, Canada.
He’s also the great-grandson of Nathan Phillips, Toronto’s first Jewish mayor who was known as “the mayor of all the people” commemorated in Nathan Phillips Square outside of Toronto City Hall.
“His father is very upset,” the lawyer’s uncle, Jeff Phillips, said. “I’m not involved with him.”
Phillips, who works as a personal injury lawyer in Toronto and lives in London, Ontario, was charged with aggravated assault and three other counts of assault after cracking the ribs of Colombian-Canadian Sergio Estepa.
Check out video of Phillips’ mistaking a Latino family for Muslim and attacking them below.
Trump announces toughest sanctions ‘ever’ on Iran
President Donald Trump on Friday announced new sanctions on Iran's central bank, calling the measures the toughest ever imposed on another country by the United States.
"We have just sanctioned the Iranian national bank," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.
"These are the highest sanctions ever imposed on a country," he said.
The Trump administration has vowed a response after US officials blamed Iran for weekend blasts on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which caused a sharp hike in global crude prices.
The United States already maintains sweeping sanctions on Iran including on its central bank, with anyone who deals with it subject to prosecution.
Trump uncorks bizarre rant on ‘clean coal’ in Oval Office: ‘When you talk minerals, it’s about digging’
President Donald Trump on Friday uncorked a strange and nonsensical rant about the virtues of so-called "clean coal" during an Oval Office conversation with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
When asked about the importance of Australia's mineral industry, the president praised the country for doing so much to extract resources in what he described in an environmentally friendly way.
"Coal, as an example, you're the leader of safety in coal digging and we've actually studied it," the president said. "We're doing a lot of coal. You have very little -- you have almost no -- used to have a thing, black lung disease, and in Australia you almost don't have it anymore, you've got all of the dust down."
The View explodes in confusion after Meghan McCain makes Trump’s Ukraine debacle all about herself
Meghan McCain managed to place herself at the center of a debate about a whistleblower complaint filed against President Donald Trump.
"The View" grappled with reports that Trump dangled U.S. military aid to Ukraine in exchange for damaging information against Joe Biden, and co-host Abby Huntsman agreed that was an impeachable offense -- but expressed doubts about the accuracy.
"This is a blown-up story and we have no facts, there's no gray area," Huntsman said. "It's black and white, and that would give Trump all the more ammunition if this isn't even true to say, this is what the media does."