Anti-Semitism/BDS

crrns_control June 1, 2017

Last week, writer/activist Yves Engler had the temerity to suggest “anti-Semitism may be the most abused term in Canada today” in a blog post for the Huffington Post. Engler opens by attempting to explain away pro-Hamas demonstrations at l’Université du Québec à Montréal and anti-Semitism at Concordia University, as well as York University’s mural controversy […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

The canadian Press BERLIN — When the leader of Germany’s Jews spoke out against the flow of Muslim migrants to Europe, a rabbinical student denounced his views as racist — and ignited a debate over whether Jews are right to fear unprecedented levels of immigration from Muslim lands traditionally hostile to Israel. The student, Armin […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

I have long suspected that William Whatcott never thought he would be taken so seriously. The Saskatchewan nurse calls himself a Christian Truth Activist and posts on the Free North America website (“North America’s Ultimate Social Conservative Online Community”). He has also called himself the High Priest of the Calgary Church of the Flying Spaghetti […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

On Oct. 26 2016, the House of Commons, Canada’s Parliament, adopted unanimously a motion to condemn all forms of Islamophobia in the country. The fact that the motion received no objection from any of the federal parties shows that the Liberal, NDP, Conservative and Bloc Quebecois members have a clear understanding that Islamophobia is a […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

Steve Bannon, CEO of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, is pictured backstage after a campaign event in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. Oct. 29, 2016. (Photo: REUTERS/Carlo Allegr’s) We’re nearly a week in and Trump’s America has already turned into a dystopian nightmare. When I predicted that as a potential outcome in my night-of analysis, the next morning […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

While Canada prides itself on its multiculturalism and diversity, Black people and other people of colour know hate lives here too. In the wake of the American Presidential election there has been a perceived increase of hate-speech and hate-based attacks in Canada. A phenomenon some have dubbed the ‘Trump Effect.’ In one instance, a TTC […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

Last Thursday I arrived at my synagogue to find it vandalized. It was heartbreaking to see blatant anti-Semitism and racism displayed in our nation’s capital. But after a difficult week, far more than a silver lining has emerged. Ottawa has united to send a clear message to anyone who would target communities based on their […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

The Canadian Press Jewish centres and schools across the U.S. coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia made plans to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery. Jewish Community Centers and day schools in at least a dozen states received threats, according to the JCC Association […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

The Canadian Press TORONTO — The discovery of swastikas inside an Ontario university classroom this week has left some students feeling distraught, the school calling the symbols “hate graffiti” and police investigating what happened. Freya Clews said she showed up early to her education class at the Victor Dahdaleh Building at York University in north […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

Once upon a time, anti-Semitism was theoretical for me. I did once see neo-Nazi skinheads in Berlin and occasionally heard kids complain about being “Jewed out of money” when I was young, but mostly I learned about it by studying the past. Nowadays there are bomb threats against Jewish community centres and swastika sticky notes […]