This is another wake-up call for those who said there was no difference between a Harper government and all those that came before:
Kenney says some Canadian Arab groups express hatred toward Jews[/url]
Canada's immigration minister suggested that organizations like the Canadian Arab Federation and Canadian Islamic Congress should not expect to receive government funding because of their "hateful sentiments" toward Israel and Jews.
"There are organizations in Canada, as in Britain, that receive their share of media attention and public notoriety, but who at the same time as expressing hateful sentiments, expect to be treated as respectable interlocutors in the public discourse," Jason Kenney said in a speech Tuesday at an international conference on anti-Semitism in London.
"These and other organizations are free within the confines of our law and consistent with our traditions of freedom of expression, to speak their mind, but they should not expect to receive resources from the state, support from taxpayers or any other form of official respect from the government or the organs of our state," Kenney said. [...]
Kenney said a new type of anti-Semitism is taking root in Canada that manifests itself in anti-Zionist views.
"We do see the growth of a new anti-Semitism, the anti-Semitism predicated on the notion that the Jews alone have no right to a homeland," Kenney said.
Kenney said this isn't about legitimate criticism of the Israeli government.
"The argument is with those whose premise is that Israel itself is an abomination, and that the Jews alone have no right to a homeland. And in that sense anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism," Kenney said.
I proudly fit this wannabe Bnai B'rither's definition of an "anti-Semite". People should be very concerned about this latest declaration of war against democracy. Members of his own party, and certainly those of other parties, should be asked to publicly distance themselves from his views. We must tell the world that he does not speak for Canada.