From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Prime Minister Harper and his extremist friends

Harper likes to rail against extremism and terrorism but in the end he is quite selective in those he chooses to denounce.

Case in point is the Jewish Defense League (JDL) The JDL was labelled a right wing terrorist organization by the FBI in 2001 although the US now  lists them as a "former" terrorist organization.

It has been linked to various acts of violence throughout the years including, the murder of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee regional director Alex Odeh in 1985, the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre in 1994, and a plot to assassinate Congressman Darrell Issa in 2001.

They and their offshoots are banned in several countries including the US and Israel. France is now considering banning one such affiliate the Ligue de Défense Juive.

Yet here in Canada they operate freely even providing "security" at a pro Israel rally held at Queens Park ( someone quite aptly equated this to the Hells Angels providing security for a Rolling Stones concert)

As out of touch with the rest of the world Canada has been in allowing the JDL to operate on our soil the Harper Government™ as always takes it a step further.

Speakers included Conservative MP John Carmichael (Don Valley West). When Carmichael said he had a letter to rally participants from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the crowd erupted in cheers and a chant of “Harper, Harper.”
So while other nations and their leaders strong supporters of Israel all ban the JDL, ours has a letter of support read aloud at  a rally associated with this known violent extremist group

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    1. Thanks Alison I missed that one. Just imagine a member of a known extremist group traveling with the PM, now that is the real money shot

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