A day after I posted three examples of the anti-Semitism that is epidemic in the Islamic world (and rooted in key passages of the Qur’an, notably Suras 2:62-5, 5:59-60, 7:166, and 9:30), another comes from British Columbia. Says the National Post: “Copies of a B.C. Muslim newspaper have been turned over to the province’s hate crimes unit after it published an article accusing ‘the Jews’ of everything from faking the Holocaust to staging the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
“The Canadian Jewish Congress made a complaint seeking a criminal investigation into what it called ‘a virulently anti-Semitic article’ published in The Miracle, a weekly newspaper distributed in mosques in B.C.’s Lower Mainland.
“The edition of the paper featuring the page-long list of misdeeds it says were committed by Jews also includes a column penned by Liberal Senator Mobina Jaffer and an advertisement by the local Liberal MP, Joe Peschisolido. ‘It isn’t Arabs lying about and guilt-tripping us with “the holocaust” — it is Jews,’ the article reads. ‘It wasn’t Arabs who caused the Great Depression — it was Jews. It wasn’t Arabs who started WWI — it was Jews. It wasn’t Arabs who started WWII — it was Jews.’
“The Dec. 19 article by Edgar Steele of Idaho goes on to blame Jews for 81 other items, ranging from pedophilia and organized crime to ‘race-mixing,’ militant feminism and ‘forcing us to allow homosexuals to lead Boy Scout troops.’
“‘It is appalling to see that a Canadian newspaper would even consider printing an article by Mr. Steele, whose earlier works include, In Defence of Racism, a venomous piece on the purported intellectual inferiority of black people and their “propensity for violence and primal satisfaction,” and “It’s the Jews, Stupid” a particularly noxious treatise blaming the Jews for all things nefarious past, present and future,’ said Keith Landy, the president of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
“The Miracle, published in Delta, B.C., with a circulation of about 2,500, says on its editorial page it is dedicated to ‘Islamic brotherhood’ and bringing ‘harmony amongst all Muslim and other communities.'” Mmm-hmm.
“Chief editor Nusrat Hussain said he had no regrets about publishing the rant against Jews. ‘We try to keep freedom of speech and not necessarily that we agree with the article and that is what Canada is about.’
Great. I’ll send them an article about the destruction that violent jihad has wrought thoughout history and in the world today. I am sure that, given their commitment to freedom of speech, they will happily print it.