Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Where Does the Ceej Stand Re the GZM?

So far the CJC appears to have taken no official position re the Ground Zero Mosque. And why should it, you may ask, given that mosque construction in New York City is not, strictly speaking, within the Ceej's bailiwick? Well, Danish Motoons and "the timeless courage of the Haitian people" would seem to not be within its purview either, but that didn't stop the Ceej from weighing in on both of those far-flung subjects.

From this recent posting on the Ceej site about Muslims and Jews getting together to "join hands" in, of all places, Vienna, I'm prepared to go out on a limb and say that, if it had to proffer an opinion on the GMZ (a structure which, claim those pushing for construction, will be a boon to interfaith understanding), the Ceej would likely give it an enthusiastic thumbs-up.

I could be wrong, of course, but I don't think so.

1 comment:

Paul said...

60 students get together in Vienna and that's news??!!! (are we supposed to be hopeful that the topics include (cough) how islamophobia and anti-semitism are the same???!!!)

In case you weren't aware, the Koran is one of the most vile anti-semitic tracts ever published.

And on a related item, I did notice the CJC has their mission statement up.

Leading with:
"Canadian Jewish Congress works to foster a Canada where Jews, as part of the multicultural fabric of this country, live in and contribute to an environment of opportunity and mutual respect."

Just WTF does that mean and with comments like "extreme right-wing blogers" coming from its CEO, maybe they should start with mutual respect for members of their own community?

Personally, I'm very interested to know just WHEN they changed their mandate and furthermore, WHY it was changed when their original mission served the community well for so many years.