Anti-Semitism/BDS

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 […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

“I’m becoming anti-Semitic.” That’s what he said. Not good. To put a fine point on it, that’s what Rebel Media’s Gavin McInnes said on a video, found here. gavin mcinnes Gavin McInnes attends ‘Creative Control’ New York Premiere at Sunshine Landmark on March 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) Here’s […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

Recently, Rabbi Koffler Fogel of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs expressed that combating anti-Muslim hate in Canada should be unanimously endorsed. However, citing the calls for anti-Semitic violence from some Canadian mosque pulpits, he stated that legitimate criticism of aspects of Islam that are used to promote violence and hatred should not be […]