Thank You, Harper, for Cutting off the Jizya: Canada has just become the first Western government to cut off aid to UNRWA

As America continues to drop the ball as fighter for freedom and democracy, it is reassuring to see others pick up the slack. America has abdicated its divine role as the world's leading force for good and right under Obama's rule, and instead has aligned the country with the dark and evil axis.

We do not lead the way, and it is a dark time for proud Americans — and worse yet for those across the globe who look to America as a beacon, a light unto the nations.

But Canada has taken up the slack under the brave stewardship of Stephen Harper. While Obama is busy removing Hamas from the terror list so that the jihad can be better funded, Harper is cutting off the snake.

 "Canada has just become the first Western government to cut off aid to UNRWA, the UN agency that runs Palestinian
“refugee” camps and does so much to abuse and radicalize Palestinians and
prevent any resolution of the conflict."

"Although
UNWRA has long been a biased player in the Arab-Israeli conflict, it is seldom
criticized for its incitement of anti-Israeli hatred and violence by
Palestinians. It has funded textbooks that deny the right of Israel to exist and
paid teachers who call on Palestinian children to push the Jewish state into the
sea. It harbours radical Islamists and anti-Semites on its payroll and was even
caught in 2004 using its own ambulances to ferry terrorists away from Israeli
sites they had just
attacked."

More here (hat tip Sounder)

Since last fall, the federal Conservative government has been
withdrawing taxpayer funding from non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
that use their grants to take sides against Israel in the Middle East
conflict. Now comes word that last week, Ottawa told the United Nations
it would no longer fund the world body's Palestinian refugee agency.
From now on, Canadian aid to Palestinians will be directed to specific
projects. We will no longer give lump-sum aid to the United Nations
Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
(UNWRA), since most of that money simply goes straight into the
Palestinian Authority's (PA) general treasury, where it might be used
for humanitarian projects or might be used to arm and train terrorists.

This is a bold move for Ottawa, which is the first Western government to cut off funding for UNWRA.

Although
UNWRA has long been a biased player in the Arab-Israeli conflict, it is
seldom criticized for its incitement of anti-Israeli hatred and
violence by Palestinians. It has funded textbooks that deny the right
of Israel to exist and paid teachers who call on Palestinian children
to push the Jewish state into the sea. It harbours radical Islamists
and anti-Semites on its payroll and was even caught in 2004 using its
own ambulances to ferry terrorists away from Israeli sites they had
just attacked.

But most politicians and journalists
consider UNWRA to be sacrosanct. Too many swallow whole the agency's
assurances that it is not involved in promoting terrorism and
anti-Israeli sentiments in the West Bank and Gaza. Criticism of it
always elicits howls that UNWRA's mission is only to care for four
million refugees in 59 camps and promote peace and understanding in the
region.

So rather than get dragged into a public relations
war with the UN and its acolytes, last week, before Prime Minister
Stephen Harper shuffled his Cabinet, then-Treasury Board President Vic
Toews informed UNWRA and the PA that from now on, Canadian aid would be
earmarked to specific projects, chosen by Ottawa, such as food aid.

Ottawa
also announced it would defund Alternatives, a Montreal NGO that two
summers ago organized an education camp in Quebec, welcoming "500
motivated militants" from Lebanon, Iraq, "Palestine" and Venezuela.

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