Saturday, January 26, 2013

Queers for Sharia (With a Special Guest Appearance by OISE's Little Jenny Peto) on Display at This Year's Israeli Apartheid Week

If only because of the mordant laughter it would have elicited, I was hoping that UN World Interfaith Harmony Week would coincide with this year's Israeli Apartheid Week. As it turns out, though, the latter is a month later.
Oh, well. Maybe some of "interfaithers," "progressive" division, will find their way to this IAW event:
Coming Out Against Apartheid: Queer Solidarity Activism
Event Date:
Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 19:00 - 21:00  
Thursday, March 4, 7pm: Coming Out Against Apartheid: Queer Solidarity Activism
Location: OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor St. West (map)
Hosted by Students Against Israeli Apartheid – a working group of OPIRG-Toronto
Trish Salah is a Montreal-based writer, activist and teacher at Concordia’s Simone de Beauvoir Institute. She has been politically active organizing around a wide range of issues, including Palestinian solidarity, sex workers' rights, anti-racism and anti-capitalism, employment security and healthcare for transsexual and transgender people. Her first book of poetry, Wanting in Arabic, was published by TSAR Books and her recent writing appears in the journals Open Letter, No More Potlucks, and Aufgabe. Her new manuscript is titled “Lyric Sexology.”
John Greyson is a Toronto video artist/filmmaker whose features, shorts and installations include Fig Trees (Best Documentary Teddy, Berlin Film Festival, 2009), Proteus (Diversity Award, Barcelona Gay Lesbian Film Festival, 2004), and Lilies (Best Film 'Genie', 1996). An associate professor in Film at York University, he was awarded the 2007 Bell Canada Award in Video Art.
Jenny Peto is an activist with the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid and a student in Sociology and Equity Studies at OISE. Her research on Israeli Apartheid has focused on the co-optation of human rights, including queer and feminist issues, by the Israeli State and its supporters.
Jenny Peto again? Oy to the vey! But speaking of the, er, co-optation of human rights--isn't that what the Zion-loathers have done? Co-optationed (sic) "human rights" as a smokescreen for their own Marxism and/or Islamic supremacism--the reason they continually cast aspersions on Israel in particular and the West in general--and their thirst for power?

Update: An antidote for IAW Big Lies:

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