They’re right, of course. At the Toronto rally last week, Muslim protesters shouted, among other things, “Jewish child, you’re gonna f****n die. Hamas is coming for you,” and “I want the war to continue because I want Hizballah to wipe the state of terrorism off the planet….You’re being wiped off the planet. That’s a promise.” And in Montreal, “Burn burn Israel,” “Allahu akbar,” “Palestine is ours, the Jews are our dogs.”
“Jewish groups accuse protesters of promoting hatred at rallies,” by Melissa Leong, National Post via Canwest News Service, January 15 (thanks to Elisa):
Canadian Jewish groups on Wednesday played video footage from rallies that they said “should shock all Canadians” and asked the organizations involved in the demonstrations to denounce the “hateful rhetoric.”
They should shock all Canadians, and all decent human beings.
The video clips and photographs were of people in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal protesting Israel’s offensive in Gaza.
“Unless those organizations denounce and distance themselves from this kind of language, the effect implicitly for the people doing this kind of chanting will be that they may feel that that behaviour is somehow acceptable in Canada,”said Sara Saber-Freedman, executive vice-president of the Canada-Israel Committee.
The groups that participated in the demonstrations included the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Archdiocese of Montreal’s Social Action Office. “They demonize, incite and they provoke hatred. Calls for murder and genocide abound,” Bernie Farber, chief executive officer of the congress, told media while a slide show of images appeared on a screen to his right.
One picture featured four men standing with an Israeli flag, giving the Nazi salute in Calgary; in another, someone in Montreal held a sign that read, “Israelis are the Nazis of the 21st century.”
The video footage included a clip of youthful demonstrators in Montreal lighting an Israeli flag on fire while chanting “burn, burn, Israel.” As well, a woman is seen yelling, “Jewish child, you’re going to f—- die, Hamas is coming for you.”…