Thursday, August 11, 2016

After the Greens adopted an antisemitic resolution, party leader Elizabeth May tells the CBC she may step down

BDS - the movement determined to put Palestinians out of work and make Israelis untouchables  

A few days ago – against the wishes of party leader Elizabeth May – the Greens passed an antisemitic resolution making itself the first officially racist party in Canada, and I called on May to resign (here).

Seems she heard me. According to the CBC, if she can't get this resolution reversed, she may indeed step down as leader.

From the CBC: Elizabeth May says she is questioning whether she can continue in her role as leader of the Green Party, after its members voted in favour of a resolution supporting sanctions against Israel, despite her own opposition to it.

The Greens became Canada's first federal party to endorse the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement during the party's biennial convention in Ottawa over the weekend. Some Canadian Jewish groups denounced the Green Party for supporting a boycott policy against Israel. The House of Commons condemned the movement in February.

"I'm struggling with the question of whether I should continue as leader or not, quite honestly," May told Rosemary Barton in an interview with The National.

BDS - the movement that picks on 13-year-old kids
"I'm quite certain most of our members don't support this policy, but weren't fully engaged in the consensus building process we normally would have had," she said.

"So if I can't find a way to bring that back and have the members review it with a consensus decision-making process, then I have to profoundly question whether I can continue as leader and that's obviously heart-breaking."

Elizabeth May says she's going to reflect on her role as leader of the Green Party after its members voted to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which she says is an 'extremely distressing' policy. (Green Party of Canada)
May added that a review could be possible if she stepped down as leader.

"One way to bring it forward is under our constitution if I step down, then we have to have a leadership convention sooner and they could deal with this issue," she said. "I mean there are other options that we are looking at that I'm trying to figure out if there's a way that… we can review this through some other mechanism."

"I don't have great answers for you now because I'm struggling with this," she said.

May had earlier said Tuesday morning in an interview with CBC Radio's On the Island she would take the next week off and "doing a lot of reflecting."

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Canadian government funds antisemitic conference ~ but border services says, Go away, to 234 delegates from Iran, Africa and the Middle East

An antisemitic conference in Montreal is being funded by the governments of Canada and Quebec, the City of Montreal and other groups that apparently didn’t bother checking out who they were giving money to. The general outlook of the conference is illustrated by a visual they use showing a Wahabi terrorist coming out of the mouth of America, which in turn is controlled by the Jew, drawn in usual antisemitic style with a big hooked nose and made as Jewy-looking as possible.

This conference, the so-called “World Social Forum” brings together a collection of pro-Iranian Jew-haters, lunatic-left conspiracy theorists, and cheerleaders for terrorism. But it has to be the right kind of terrorism. This is a pro-Iran grouping, and Iran supports Hezbollah terrorists and Hamas terrorists, but regards ISIS (AKA ISIL or Daesh) as a creature of their arch-rival Saudi Arabia (the centre of Wahabi Islam), and the Saudis as controlled by the Americans, and all evil as ultimately coming from the Jews.

Other seminars at the World Social Forum include one promoting 9-11 conspiracy theories and others extolling class warfare, violence and terrorism. … more   

Among the speakers at the Forum are a number of terrorism apologists, including the fanatical 
Ken Stone, who is a frequently a featured speaker at Toronto's annual celebration of antisemitism known as the al Quds Day rally.

This year, at the al Quds rally, a Mississauga school teacher spoke in favour of terrorism … more.

Update: Canadian Border services have denied visas to at least 234 participants in the World Social Forum, mostly people delegates coming from the Middle East Africa and Iran. So while it looks like our government's granting agencies tossed money to this motely collection of bigots and nut-jobs, at least Border Services did their job and took a hard look at the type of people trying to attend this affair. ... more

Another update: Having been alerted to the antisemitic content of this conference, the government of Canada has told them to take the Canadian logooff the list of sponsors. MP Anthony Housefeather said the federal govt didn't provide a direct grant to the forum, but did subsidize the employment of two students working for the organization. ... more

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Greens become Canada's first officially racist political party

Resign, Elizabeth. It's your only honorable option 
The Green Party has become Canada’s first officially racist political party. They’ve endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement which aim to cut Jewish Israelis off from the rest of humanity. BDS goes against Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms – and all other human rights legislation in Canada – which specifically forbids discrimination on the basis of national origin and ethnicity.

So you cannot, in Canada, boycott someone because they’re Israeli as called for by the BDS movement. It’s racist. And of course, BDS supporters have no objection to Arab Israelis (who make up 20% of Israel’s population). If an Arab Israeli student wants to attend a Canadian school, BDS movement has no objection; it’s only Jews they wish to bar. So the BDS movement is doubly racist.

Where do the Greens stand? They're now with the likes of this Cambridge professor who decided to boycott a 13-year-old girl because "the Jews have become Nazis."

Poor Elizabeth May. She spoke against the resolution. Now she’s stuck with carrying the banner of bigotry. The only honorable thing to do is resign. It wouldn’t even be a hardship. She could just cross the floor to the Liberals side of the House, where I’m sure Justin would welcome her with open arms.

But of course she’d no longer be a party leader. No guarantee even of a cabinet post. And so she might fade into obscurity. No more media scrums. No more sure spots on TV panels. The end of the lime light. It’s a tough thing for a politician to accept. But it's the only honorable curse open to her.

Resign, Elizabeth. Show the world what you’re made of. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Mississauga teacher calls murderer of 4-year-old girl a hero

This year, on the Canada Day weekend, a Mississauga teacher spoke in support of terrorism, expressing outrage at Israeli forces "executing" a Palestinian while failing to mention he'd just murdered a 13-year-old girl in her bed. The teacher, Nadia Shoufani, was one of the speakers at the annual Al-Quds Day Rally in downtown Toronto. Founded by the leader of Iran, Al-Quds day is an antisemitic celebration at which speakers call for the destruction of Israel.
At the rally, Shoufani, a teacher for Special Education, ESL (English Second Language), Literacy and Science at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in Mississauga, expressed her support of the Palestinian struggle “in any form possible”, called for the liberation of “all Palestine” (meaning the destruction of the State of Israel), and called Mohammad Tarairah a “martyr.” Tarairah was shot by Israeli forces after he murdered Hallel Yaffa Ariel, a 13-year-old American-Israeli girl while she was sleeping in her own bed.
During her speech at Al-Quds, Shouafani said: “Glory to the martyrs. Victory, freedom to the prisoners and liberation for the Palestinians. From the river to the sea Palestine will be free.”
Most of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails were convicted for involvement in terrorist activities that includes suicide bombers captured alive, dispatchers of suicide bombers, mass murderers, leaders of terrorist organizations, terrorists who killed civilians and those who attempted or planned to kill civilians.
On her Facebook page, Shoufani revealed the extent of her support for Palestinian terrorism. On December 21, 2015, she wrote: “Samir Kuntar is one of the heroes of my land. He sacrificed himself for the struggle/ resistance and Palestine… Samir, O Fierce fighter… You have the glory and the pride of the martyrdom!”
On April 22, 1979 Samir Kuntar, one of the most infamous Palestinian terrorists and a member of the terrorist organization Palestine Liberation Front, infiltrated into Israel from Lebanon with three other terrorists, murdered an Israeli policeman and attempted to kidnap an Israeli family in Nahariya. During the terrorist attack, Kuntar killed an Israeli civilian, smashed the head of his 4-year-old daughter on beach rocks and crushed her skull with the butt of his rifle.
After being released in 2008 from an Israeli prison as part of a prisoner swap, Kuntar joined the ranks of the Lebanese terrorist Shiite Hezbollah organization and worked for building up Hezbollah’s terrorist infrastructure against Israel in the Golan Heights. On December 19, 2015, Kuntar was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the outskirts of Damascus, Syria. ... more 

Most years, the al-Quds Day rally draws some attention from the Jwish press because of its support for Jew-hatred and terrorism, but doesn't usually receive much mainstream media attention. Back in 2013,though, Liberal party insider Elias Hazineh spoke at the rally and called for the killing of Israelis ... more