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Give me the Freedom Convoy Over Antisemitic Campus Lunatics Any Day

Jonathan Kay
National Post, Nov. 14, 2023

“Antisemitism inevitably contaminates all radicalized political movements because it feeds into every fanatic’s belief that history’s “true” path has been deflected by some cabal of evildoers.”
 
In September, it was reported that representatives from the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) had petitioned the federal government, seeking $5-million in public funding. According to the non-profit group, the funds would be used to promote a “strong pro-democracy, anti-fascist and anti-hate culture.”

Three weeks later came the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks, the most deadly single instance of antisemitic slaughter since the Allied liberation of Nazi concentration camps in 1945. Here in Canada, there was no shortage of individuals and institutions cheering on this mass murder, which had been perpetrated by a terrorist group — Hamas — whose founding 1988 charter literally cites the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in making the case for the annihilation of the Jewish state. At McGill University, a group called Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) praised the murderers as heroic. 

A McMaster University scholar announced herself as a 10/7 Truther, blaming the killing of civilians on Israeli soldiers. Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees’ Ontario branch, declared himself to be “thankful” for such acts of “resistance” (whereupon he was duly re-elected to the CUPE national board). For any NGO dedicated to promoting an “anti-hate” culture, this was surely a Target-rich environment. … [To read the full article, click here] 

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