Anti-Semitism/BDS

crrns_control June 1, 2017

Many of us in university and interfaith circles uphold safe spaces. We let students know that they are welcome in our spaces irrespective of their religious and political affiliations, gender expression, sexual orientation and other characteristics. Whether they sport traditional religious garb or express themselves with colour as LGBT persons, they are equally welcome. University […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a reminder of horrors too terrible to believe but not too terrible to have happened. This year, it marked the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most brutal extermination camp of the 20th century. From 1941 to 1944, 1.3 million people were murdered at Auschwitz, and 1.1 million […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

To the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau: “How is this night different from all other nights?” Such is the question we Jews ritually ask the youngest child at the Passover table. Commemorating the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, the question carries with it resonances of a chosen people – -at once persecuted and graced with sanctity. Remarkably, […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

I am an orthodox Jewish woman and it’s something I’m proud of. I love my religion with all its goodness and flaws. There were many times during my challenges that my faith was the only thing that kept me from falling apart. I want to talk about something more uncomfortable though. I want to tell […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

On Tuesday April 19, 2016, I was a witness on behalf of the Mosaic Institute to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration hearings regarding Bill C-6 “Bill C-6: An Act to Amend the Citizenship Act.” This is an edited version of my remarks. Today I hope to desensationalize some of the ideas about those […]

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 […]