“One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words ‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’ draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, ‘Nature Cure’ quack, pacifist and feminist in England.”
Orwell was right. In our Canadian context the quote should include Islamofascist Apologists & Anti-Israel Bigots who masquerade as “Peace Activists”
On with the Show ! Marxists & Muslims together again in a Festival of Resistance here in a Canadian city! Blazingcatfur can’t make this stuff up, they won’t let him.
Festival Highlights include: Building Unity – Muslims & The Left with keynote speakers Zafar “Bangy” Bangash & James Clark of the Canadian Peace Alliance, Flaggman’s Canada has a good piece on Clark here. Terry Glavin has great piece on the Canadian Peace Alliance here.
Zafar Bangash is director of the Toronto-based Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, The institute is described on its website as “an intellectual centre of the global Islamic movement.”
You’ll remember Bangy for such Oldies But Goodies as:
Toronto “peace” demonstrators cheer announcement of Israeli deaths – “Demonstrators reportedly burst into cheers when, according to the CP, “Zafar Bangash of the Muslim Community Group announced over a megaphone the number of Israeli soldiers killed by Hezbollah forces in the conflict”. More on Bangash here, here, and here.
But wait that’s not all! We got Elmo! Mohamed “Everybody above 18 is a combatant” Elmasry.
Learn all you need to know about Elmo here.
Elmo’s sidekick makes an appearance, Wahida Valiante – Wahida , the vice-president of the Canadian Islamic Congress, published the article – Worth Repeating: Media Propaganda: Hitler, Bush and the “Big Lie”, which suggested Daniel Pipes was a follower of Hitler and/or used tactics like Hitler, and that he wanted to ethnically cleanse Muslims from the United States. OK she did retract her statements but only under threat of legal action, we know where her heart is….
Who else is on the bill? Why a veritable who’s who of Canada’s Socialist Cranks and Islamofascist Apologists.
You want CUPE members? Got Em ! Ali Mallah is the Vice-President, CUPE Toronto District Council. Remember CUPE & their decision to boycott Israel here. Oooh… Ali is also a member of the Canadian Peace Aliance …fancy that.
Canada Post employees? WTF?? OK got One! Terry Theakston is a member of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, and a longstanding “solidarity activist”. No wonder my mail… never mind
Alleged Feminists? Got Em by the score! You know the type- Anti-American, Anti-West, Anti-Capitalist yet oddly silent on the issue of womens rights under the Taliban, Islamofascism etc etc etc…
The execrable Judy Rebick makes an appearance, we all know Judy, founder and former publisher of www.rabble.ca, home to www.rabble.ca/babble a discussion forum for Canada’s leftist whackjob community. And trust me rabble.ca does receive funding via your tax dollars courtesy of www.alternatives.ca a leftist site funded principally by CIDA, yup CIDA, your foreign aid dollars well…spent anyway, to fund a domestic, partisan leftist site. Judy used to sit on the Board of Alternatives and it was arranged that Rabble.ca would receive payment from Alternatives.ca for providing “content”. This accounting sleight of hand allows the current publishers of Rabble to maintain the fiction that Rabble.ca receives no direct public funding. Bullshit. Alternative’s struggles to secure more of your tax dollars so they can continue to “promote alternatives and a peoples’ resistance to the rise of Right extremist, militaristic and imperialistic policies throughout the world: including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the DRC Burundi, Palestine, Algeria, Tunisia, Colombia, Cuba and Chile.” are detailed here.
Whats that you say? You want tenured leftist crazies from Canada’s universities? Got em!
Sedef Arat-Koc is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her numerous articles include, “The Disciplinary Boundaries of Canadian Identity After 9/11: Civilizational Identity, Multiculturalism and the Challenge of Anti-Imperialist Feminism”
Abbie Bakan is Professor of Political Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and Editor of Marxism: A Socialist Annual.
Brian Donnelly “is a professor of design at Sheridan College in Oakville, and joined the I.S. in 1981, just as Solidarnosc in Poland was proving the bankruptcy of state capitalism, while Reagan and Thatcher were proving the utter ruthlessness of global imperialism.” Uhm OK…glad he got a handle on that.
Sherene Razack is Professor of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.
The list goes on and on…..
The moral bankruptcy & doublethink of the left is exemplified by Judy Rebick. Here she chastises the journalism students of the Ryersonian for looking under a rock and interviewing odious white supremacist Don Andrews. Their crime? In practicing their craft they gave Andrews a forum. How does Judy reconcile this stance with her willingness to make common cause with Elmasry, Bangash & Valiante, to share a forum with them? What are we to make of Peace Activists whose goal is to undermine our moral duty in Afghanistan, who would sell out the Afghan & Israeli people , and yes Canada as well, who side with the enemy?
Whose peace and on whose terms? Phone or write the Festival organizers to express your views on their little shindig here: