And he wants restrictions on the freedom of speech of those who call attention to the jihad threat, including me. Jewish lay leadership in the West has a lot to answer for. These Jewish leaders are quislings who mount vicious attacks on proud Jews, Zionists and Israel. It is these Jewish leaders that we bear like a wretched malady. I do not give these Jewicidals the benefit of the doubt of being blinkered and unthinking leftists. No, because of their vicious attacks on Jews who stand for something good and true, stand for Israel and against Islamic Jew-hatred. Stand — we always stand, no matter how blistering the attacks, as opposed to the Jewicidals, who are always on their knees, or more like their bellies.
Jews such as Bernie Farber provide us with a much-needed reminder. So many of us question how something like the Holocaust could have happened. How could over six million Jews could have been murdered? Jews such as Farber make it possible. Their sanction provides cover to our enemies and lures unsuspecting Jews to their deaths. Farber uses his influence in the naïve and ill informed Canadian Jewish community to advocate for Syrian refugee programs that are bringing unknowable numbers of jihad terrorists into the West. He refuses to acknowledge the obvious fact that mass Muslim immigration to Europe has made being Jewish in Europe unsafe.
Farber advocates in this piece for M-103, Canada’s “anti-Islamophobia” motion that is killing free speech about the jihad threat. He never says a word about the annual Al Quds Day Jew-hating march. He falsely claims that the JDL airs “Islamophobic” material. Farber writes on Twitter about “Israel’s abuses,” while remaining silent about “Palestinian” genocidal Jew-hatred and celebrations of the murders of Jewish families.
When an imam in Toronto, Ayman Elkasrawy, prayed that Allah would kill all the Jews, Farber defended him. Farber also is close friends with Muslim operatives from the Hamas-linked National Council of Canadian Muslims (formerly known as CAIR-CAN).
“We must overcome Islamophobia in 2018,” by Bernie Farber and Mira Sucharov, Toronto Star, January 2, 2018 (thanks to Mark):
With the New Year upon us, Canadians are preparing to mark the first anniversary of the Quebec Mosque massacre. Jan. 29, 2017 stands as the only time in Canadian history when a gunman walked into a house of worship to murder those at prayer.
On that day, Alexandre Bissonnette allegedly entered la Grande Mosque in Quebec City, where 58 people prayed. Police have charged Bissonnette with murdering six and injuring 19.
Substitute synagogue for mosque, and, as the former CEO of Canadian Jewish Congress, one of us (Bernie Farber) had spent decades fearing just this kind of event. The next morning, Farber, by then the head of Mosaic Institute in Toronto, picked up the phone to reach out to Muslim leaders across the country.
The other author (Mira Sucharov) taught her Israeli-Palestinian Relations course the next morning about rights-violations and violence across the globe. Stunned by the news of the mosque massacre, only later did she manage to address it properly with her class, a class that included several Muslim-Canadians.
Our work is not complete. Since then, a palpable sense of fear has gripped the Muslim community where it continues to hover.
For a short time after the Jan. 29 massacre, Canadians did the right thing. Politicians, faith leaders and ordinary citizens sent offerings of condolences. Faith groups stood in solidarity with Muslim Canadians, the grassroots of Toronto’s Jewish community held “rings of peace” at local mosques where hundreds formed human circles of comfort.
But all too soon, Islamophobia was back with a vengeance. Barely two weeks after the tragic massacre, the hard-right Rebel Media outlet organized hundreds of individuals at Canada Christian College, the Bible-thumping home of ultra conservative evangelicals, to rail against Motion 103.
This motion was a simple statement that passed later that spring in the House of Commons denouncing Islamophobia and all other forms of religious and racial discrimination. Protesters called M-103 a “blasphemy.” Some shouted “Ban Islam” and “Islam is Evil.” Others carried signs declaring “Say No to Islam.”
And then, in March, a group of parents attended a Peel School Board meeting to denounce a Muslim prayer room established at a local high school. One participant ripped up a Qu’ran.
In April, one of us (Bernie Farber), in a column for the Toronto Star, urged faith leaders across Toronto to come together at a press conference to loudly and passionately denounce Islamophobia. That invitation was met by an eerie silence, as Islamophobic actions continued apace.
In June, another group of parents picketed John Fraser Secondary School in Mississauga to denounce Islam and prayer rooms. Children were bullied and intimidated on their way to classes by demonstrators wearing t-shirts proclaiming “Stop Islam,” while others screamed racist slogans.
In mid December, Pamela Geller, described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “the anti-Muslim movement’s most visible and flamboyant figurehead,” spoke at Toronto’s Canada Christian College under the auspices of the far-right Jewish Defence League.
A couple of weeks before that, the same JDL premiered the viciously Islamophobic film Killing Europe at the Toronto Zionist Centre. The same film had been banned earlier in November from being shown at the Ottawa Public Library. And recently, Christine Douglass-Williams, a board member of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, was ousted for Islamophobic commentary.
It was as though the Jan. 29 killings had never happened.
Peel police have since charged one of the Islamophobic protest leaders, Kevin Johnston, with promoting hatred. Still, not enough has been done.
Facing down this kind of unsavoury opposition, we took to these pages in October to lay out the case for why M-103 is necessary….
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