The supposed anti-hate organization seems to be more interested in bullying people for political wrong-think than fighting any form of real hatred in Canada.
The most recent victim of slander by the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) is the law firm Gardiner Roberts LLP. The CAHN made the baseless and outright false claim that the firm hosted a speaker, Dr. Martin Sherman, who called for “ethnic cleansing.”
He did not.
I can unequivocally state that this is slander, and would do so under oath, since I was actually at the talk and the signatories to the CAHN article clearly were not.
The talk was titled “Israel’s Stark Option: Arabs in Gaza or Jews in the Negev”, this seemed to be enough evidence for the CAHN as they wrote up their hit piece.
Now, if they had actually attended the public talk, or simply talked to anyone who had, this all could have been avoided.
Instead, they acted like an angry twitter troll who launched in to an incoherent tirade after reading a headline they did not like and ignoring the article’s content, except with the weight of an organization behind them.
So, what was actually said by Dr. Sherman? What he advocated for was simple.
He stated that there are a lot of Arab Palestinians who want to leave Gaza and the disputed territories, and get away from the violence, but the major barrier they state is not being financially capable.
Solution: Israel should help finance the peaceful Palestinians who want to leave Gaza and Judea and Samaria, and help them start over elsewhere.
It should be noted that the definition of “ethnic cleansing” offered by the CAHN is: the deportation or forcible transfer of population as a crime against humanity.
Is helping people who want to move deportation or forcible transfer?
It is sad that organizations like the Canadian Anti-Hate Network carry any weight when they are clearly serving as a political censorship tool designed to bully Canadians rather than fight hate.
Let us take a look at the three people who signed this letter.
Bernie Farber is the chair of the CAHN, a man r
A woman with a very curious history, Elghawaby was the long-time spokesperson of the NCCM (the National Council of Canadian Muslims). The NCCM was formally known as CAIR-CAN, a subsidiary of CAIR-USA.
CAIR was one of the organizations listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial for funding terrorism. It is also important to note that the United Arab Emirates considers CAIR and the NCCM a terrorist organization.
CAIR was founded by members of the Islamic Association of Palestine, which was founded as a front group for the terrorist group Hamas in America, as it says in their own internal documents.
Let’s take a look at some of Hamas’ founding principles as these are relevant to Mrs. Elghaway and Dr. Sherman’s talk.
Article 7: The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.
Article 13: Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion. Its members have been fed on that. For the sake of hoisting the banner of Allah over their homeland they fight. “Allah will be prominent, but most people do not know.”
I await the day that the CAHN calls out Hamas and the Canadian groups that support it, but something tells me there will be a lot more baseless Israel bashing in their future.
Finally, the other signatory was Richard Warman. The man who became famous for his overuse of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, or the “online hate speech” law. This was the law used to drag Ezra Levant before the Human Rights Council for publishing the Danish cartoons with the Prophet Muhammed on them.
In my view, the Canadian Anti-Hate Network represents the worst of modern politics. A group of like-minded opportunists and ideologues who mask their political goals and ambitions as neutral “social justice”.
It is an organization that markets itself as a shield for the oppressed while in reality uses its power as a club to bully moderates who won’t tow their line.
Until groups like the CAHN are exposed as partisan players, I am afraid the discourse will only get more corrosive.