While not Jewish himself, I cannot think of a more dedicated advocate of the cause of Israel or Canadian Jewry than Mark Steyn. He sees clearly the threat of radical Islam, and knows that is the threat of our generation — not the fetishization of the Nazi Holocaust 75 years ago, as the CJC does; but warning against the looming Holocaust that is the aim of radical Islam.
You’d think the CJC would regard him as a hero, or at least as an ally — most Jews I know sure do. But while secular groups like the Civil Liberties Association intervened in support of Steyn, the CJC stayed silent. Well, that’s not quite true, is it: they were amongst the only defenders of the censorship provisions of Canada’s HRCs.
So that’s how they treat our truest allies: abandon them in their time of need; threaten to sue them over hurt feelings.