"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Shout Out To Some Righteous Canadians

These Canadians were at the rally to condemn that bastard yesterday.

Joelle Keypour an Iranian-Canadian who was draped in an Israeli flag, "My mom fled from the revolution in 1979, and I'm here to support her and my family and all oppressed Iranians."

Former Canadian minister of justice, Irwin Cotler.

"Dr. Irwin Cotler stood in defense of anti-jihadist Muslim journalist in Bangladesh, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, who faces sedition, treason and blasphemy charges in his own country for confronting radical Islam, for promoting interfaith understanding and for demanding relations between Dhaka and Jerusalem. According to Bangladeshi law, sedition bears capital punishment...As Minister of Justice, Cotler tabled Canada's first-ever National Justice Initiative Against Racism, in parallel with the government's National Action Plan Against Racism.

Cotler has also fought against genocide and impunity. His attempts to bring Nazi war criminals to justice have won praise as has been his founding of all-party Parliamentary groups to bring attention and action to end the genocide in Darfur. Cotler has worked with a group of international jurists to indict Iranian President Ahmadinejad for incitement to genocide under the UN Charter and the Genocide Convention.[citation needed] Cotler separated six categories of anti-Semitism and found thirteen indices of discrimination against Jews that characterizes the "new anti-Jewishness"." (wikipedia)


Chat Blanc said...

promoting interfaith understanding and confronting radical Islam are sedition and treason?? and punishable by the death penalty? It just makes me sick!

Chat Blanc said...

it sounds like even the new anti-Jewishness concept itself is controversial. crazy. and sad.

Lauren said...

Chatty, YES this is the fight we are fighting in Iraq. This is what people against the war in Iraq don't understand. It's ALL the same. I'll have to write about Irshad Manji next. And yes, it's sad. It's sad that the last 20 years of anti western ideological teaching in colleges has brought us to this self hate and antisemitism we live with today. Very unbalanced.