Jewish groups denounce Queen’s Park ‘hate’ rally

TORONTO — Jewish groups are calling out Ontario Liberals for permitting an “anti-Semitic hate rally” to be held at Queen’s Park by an Islamic group labelling Jewish nationalists in Israel as “oppressors and criminals.”

An Islamic group marking International Al-Quds Day — started in 1979 by Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini to mark the last Friday of Ramadan — has been approved by sergeant-at-arms Dennis Clark to gather outside the Ontario legislature on Aug. 18, as they did last year and years before that.

Statement from MPP Peter Shurman on the use of Queen’s Park for the dissemination of hatred, discrimination and anti-Semitism