The politicians and media in Québec are widely unhappy about Amira Elghawaby’s appointment as the federal government’s representative to combat Islamophobia. Progressives should also be critical of Elghawaby, but for different reasons. Last week the Liberals appointed Elghawaby Canada’s first ever special representative on combating Islamophobia. Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre immediately opposed her appointment. Concurrently... Continue Reading →
Farber’s ‘anti-hate’ must include Palestinians
Three weeks after smearing antiracist, social justice, protesters Bernie Farber backed away from his statement. The chair of Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) erased his tweet and made a partial mea culpa. Farber labeled a December 17 rally in front of an event put on by Israel settler colonial NGO Regavim “an antisemitic act no matter... Continue Reading →
Time to acknowledge hateful leader of “anti-hate” group
What do you call an “antiracist” group led by an open ethnic/religious supremacist? Last year Israeli human rights group B’tselem published “A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is apartheid”. The landmark report provides mainstream Jewish Israeli endorsement of what’s long been clear to Palestinians and the... Continue Reading →
‘Anti-racist’ but pro-apartheid and government funded
Should anti-racists collaborate with leading promoters of apartheid? An absurd question? Unfortunately, not. Recently Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) researchers Dan Collen and Étienne Quintal helped United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Toronto create Hatepedia. Collen and Quintal also work for the UJA-run Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. But UJA organizes Canada’s largest annual apartheid celebration... Continue Reading →
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