Yesterday I wrote about the conviction of a Muslim supremacist named Mustafa Taj, who attacked a 16-year-old Jewish girl in Calgary, violently beating her and her friends, and even throwing one of them onto the train tracks.
Taj was sentenced two days ago in Calgary.
The Canadian Jewish Congress had nothing to say about this real act of violence -- it prefers tackling Internet websites that say rude things, rather than genuine street thugs who actually hurt Jews.
One of my blog's readers sent this note to the CJC's spin doctor:
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 7:10 AM
Subject: Alberta Muslim Convicted of Assault on Teenage Girl.
Dear Mr. Kerbel,
I am on record for disagreeing with many positions held by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
However, don't you think that an anti-semitic attack on a Jewish Canadian teenager in Alberta, by a Muslim man-a real "hate crime"against a Jew, deserves at least a public statement by the CJC?
The story, in case you haven't read about it, can be read here:
Several hours after that e-mail was sent -- and a couple of days after the sentence made news -- the CJC grudgingly put out this press release
. An excerpt:
"We are very pleased that Judge Cummings recognized the hateful motivation for this attack, and used his legal discretion in issuing the sentence," said CJC CEO Bernie M. Farber.
"It is crucial that when hate plays a motivating role in criminal acts, this fact is recognized by the courts," Farber added.
What words are missing? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
There is no mention of the fact that the criminal was a Muslim, who specifically said "I'm Muslim and hate Jews".
Isn't that the salient fact here? This wasn't just a generic "hateful motivation". This was a specific act of jihad. You'd think a Jewish Congress might be interested in highlighting that, instead of downplaying that.
The CJC's spin reminds me of the news coverage of the French intifada several years ago when, night after night, Muslim youths rioted in the suburbs of Paris, torching cars and businesses by the thousand, and assaulting police and firemen who responded. The media always described the rioters as "youths" -- never daring to call them Muslim youths.
" Farber is doing the same thing here. Why -- other than his new entente with Mohamed Elmasry of the anti-Semitic Canadian Islamic Congress?
What do you think Burny's press release would have said if the violent thug had been a neo-Nazi skinhead? Do you think that fact would have been omitted by the CJC? Of course not -- because that would fit nicely with the CJC's bold strategy of avenging the last Holocaust, instead of preventing the next one.
The merger of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Canadian Islamic Congress is complete.