My husband has already posted his video of the confrontation he had with cops and Queen’s Park security, when they related to him a request from the belligerent Muslims assembled that he “stop filming their women.”
Among other things, his video showed Muslim speakers calling Jews “blood suckers” — on the lawn of the province’s legislature, no less.
Now the Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) has released their own video of the rally, along with the following message:
See below a video project the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs has launched today, to highlight the link between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.
This brief, 3-minute video shows footage of the annual Al-Quds Day Rally held at Queen’s Park (the Ontario Legislature) here in Toronto, which took place this past Sunday, August 28th
Speakers are seen describing Israel as a “cancer” that must be killed, Israel is accused of being involved “wherever we see injustice happening”, and Israelis are called “racists”, “barbarians”, and “inhuman”.
The flag of Hezbollah, a terror organization banned under Canadian law, is also flown by demonstrators.
It is important for people to understand that there is a world of difference between legitimate criticism of Israeli government policies and a denial of the right of Israel to exist, in language that is without question anti-Semitic. In the case of this rally, ‘criticism’ of Israel quickly crossed the line into outright anti-Semitism.
The video also shows how those who genuinely believe in human rights often share a podium with hate-filled extremists. Those activists should be accountable for the company they keep.
Please feel free to post or share this video with anyone you think should see this video, with attribution to the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.