Coren has blogged about this here.
Upperdate: The Left Responds to Zionist Propaganda
Here is the Ottawa Citizen article – Machete used by attackers, students say
This much we now know – a formal police report has been filed in this matter, we’ll have to wait for the 1st MSM report, which I understand will be the Ottawa citizen for more detail. Nick Bergamini is the VP of Student Issues at Carleton and posted the following account on his Facebook page, which was picked up by Take Back Your School.
“…We stood our ground. Quickly we had three guys around us. We were able to push them away. As the cowards that they were, they retreated. Then I heard, shouts of “Open the trunk!” One of them opened the trunk and I saw glistening in the street light the reflection of a 12-inch machete. “Fucking Jew,” he shouted. I began to run for my life as he was only 5 or 6 feet away. I ran, and as I looked back, I saw the long shiny blade slicing through the air about 12 inches from my neck. I ran as fast I could and, thanks to my grade 9 track and field training, got away.
People who were around the scene said the blade came within inches of my neck. Now, the debate on campuses has reached the next level. In this country, people are no longer safe if they support Israel. But you know what? I will never take back my beliefs.
Update2: Covenant Zone offers an interesting viewpoint with an added twist. Shades of Theo.
OK while were waiting let’s have some fun – How would Denise Balkissoon – Ace Reporter for the Toronto Star handle this story? Gimme your best headline in the comments, here’s mine:
“Performance artist seeks to open new vein in mid-east dialogue “
Trupeers- “Middle-East studies professor blames ESL difficulties and love of James Bond films: did not offer license to kill”
Jesse- “Zionist fails to connect neck with machette”
Dag – “Zionists flee from Islamic multi-cutti meeting”
Just Another Westerner – “Zionists refuse to participate with Palestinians!”
Josephine – “Illegal Israeli settlements ignite clash between local Jews and Palestinians — overt racist slurs slice at Palestinians’ peaceful Canadian existance”
Anon – “CJC Interfaith Outreach on cutting edge”
Anon – “Arabic Barber techniques misunderstood says CHRC”