Calgary's Official Jews: as stupid as Toronto's Official Jews
I've railed a lot against Canada's Official Jews -- the Jews who are Jews for a living, the Jews who claim to speak for all Jews. Bernie "Burny" Farber at the Canadian Jewish Congress is the worst, with his fetish for censorship. The B'nai Brith and Simon Wiesenthal Center are close behind.
But tonight I have to salute my home town Official Jews for being dumber than a bag of hammers.
A couple of weeks ago, there was a vandalism spree, where swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were spraypainted on Jewish property around Calgary. In response, the Official Jews held a rally called "Calgary says No to hate". I'm not sure if hate was the real problem, or if it was the vandalism, trespass and other criminal acts. The Jewish community was stunned when the Calgary Police Service originally denied that the swastikas were evidence of a "hate crime", suggesting that it was no different than any other graffiti. Is it any less odd that the Official Jews would drop the word crime, and suggest the problem was merely the emotional state of the criminals?
But look at the list of co-sponsors for the Official Jews' rally: included amongst them are the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, the Islamic Association of Canadian Women and the Muslim Council of Calgary.
Who are they?
Well, the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada and the Islamic Association of Canadian Women are front organizations for the same man: a virulent anti-Semite named Syed Soharwardy. I know Soharwardy because he's the Jew-hater who hauled me before the Alberta Human Rights Commission for my high crime of publishing the Danish cartoons. You can read a bit about Soharwardy's disreputable conduct here and here. Soharwardy isn't just a Jew-hater, he's a woman-hater, too. When three women at his mosque started asking troublesome questions about his financial shenanigans, one of them wound up in the hospital, and another had her house torched. Here's a picture in the Pakistan Post of Robina Butt who, according to police, was assaulted by someone shouting warnings to her about her pesky questions to Soharwardy. This is what happens to Soharwardy's enemies within his own mosque:
To this day you can still see where that graffiti has been painted over.
Week after week the anti-Semites from the MCC and Soharwardy's group came back to the mall in the center of the Jewish neighbourhood. At first, they only waved the terrorist flag furtively. When they saw, though, that the police did nothing to stop them -- but rather accosted any pro-Israel counter-protesters -- the anti-Semites got bolder and bolder, to the point where they parked their cars in the Jewish Centre across the street -- on their way to a Jew-bashing rally! -- and spat on a rabbi passing by.
It was only when the owners of the mall got a restraining order against Soharwardy, the MCC and the other protesters, did the weekly festival of Jew-hatred retreat back into their holes -- oh, except the graffiti.
These are the people the Official Jews invited to be the "co-sponsors" of their rally against hate.
I happened to be in Ottawa on November 26, the date of the anti-hate rally. So I don't know if the Official Jews actually invited Soharwardy -- the Jew hater; the Talmud-smearer; the Holocaust trivializer; the terrorist-quoter -- to give a few words at the rally. I don't know if the Muslim Council of Calgary brought their Hezbollah flags with them, or defended Saddam Hussein.
But, as coincidence would have it, I bumped into a Member of Parliament who told me that he had heard one of Calgary's Official Jews, Adam Singer, on the radio saying that it was like Calgary was back in the 1950s again with all the anti-Semitism in the streets.
Come again? The 1950s? You mean when one out of two men on the street in Calgary were war veterans who had just come back from vanquishing Hitler -- not to mention the plenty more who didn't come back? There was the odd anti-Semite in Alberta before the war; Premier Ernest Manning had pretty well rooted them out of public life in the 1940s, and the shock of the Second World War silenced most of the rest of them, moreso in Alberta than, say, in Ontario. Alberta in the 1950s was a golden age for Jews, in business, religious life and public life. A perfect example of this was Harry Veiner, the Jewish mayor of Medicine Hat from 1952 to 1974. Those anti-Semitic Albertans of the 1950s!
Maybe it's Adam Singer and the Official Jews who need to have a little anti-hate workshop for themselves -- they've got to stop hating the province they live in, and hating their neighbours, and accusing them of being closet anti-Semites.
My MP friend marvelled at the alternative reality that Singer and his ilk would have to inhabit to claim that the kind of anti-Semitism evidenced here:
is the work of Nazis, or old-style anti-Semitism.
"Stop Israel's Genocide on Gaza" -- ah, yes, that's what every Jewish shopkeeper in Alberta was faced with in the 1950s!
There had never been anti-Semitism in the Jewish neighbourhood of southwest Calgary until Soharwardy, the MCC and their ilk invaded with their terrorist flags and their Jew-bashing chants. They came, they harrassed the Jews, and they left their vandalism. And Adam Singer and his clueless klatch invited them to share the podium with him at a rally against "hate".
It's not the Muslim radicals waving the terrorist flags that Singer is worried about; it's not the radical preacher whose female critics get sent to the hospital after criticising him. No, he's worried about a resurgence -- drop the "re", for there was never any "surgence" in Alberta -- of old-style Nazism.
What a fool. It's wilfully blind buffoons like Singer who gave Fort Hood their Nidal Hasan, by turning a blind eye towards the obvious threats, prefering instead politically correct platitudes.
I used to believe that Jews were smart. I'm sorry, but I just don't believe that anymore.