Saturday, November 21, 2015

Re Our Bad (And Their Badat)

While I in no way condone the actions of yobs who do mean things to local Muslims, I think the subsequent freak out that's being hyped in the media, especially by the CBC, is far more concerning. From the way some folks go on and on about a handful of incidents, you would think that Canada had suddenly morphed into a facsimile of Nazi Germany. (Which should be particularly risible to any Jew who has attended a Toronto Al Quds Day Seethe-a-palooza and experienced a frisson of deja vu when speaker after speaker spews the ugliest sort of Zionhass and angry shouts of "Allahu Akbar!"--shades of "Heil Hitler!"--fill the air.)

Here, for example, is the Ceeb, ginning things up like crazy:
Since the Islamic extremist group ISIS took credit for last week's deadly Paris attacks, there has been a visible uptick in reported hate crimes targeting Muslims and others in Ontario. 
"I feel like we're being judged for something we had nothing to do with," Shara Fathima told CBC News during a march in Toronto on Friday, where hundreds gathered to call for peace after a string of reportedly anti-Muslim attacks in and around the city. 
Even children are on edge, with students at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto in Scarborough telling CBC News they feel frightened and helpless in the face of these attacks. 
"You really realize it could happen to anyone of us," Sara Ahmad, 17, said. 
The Ceeb's online piece features a photo of Imam Yusuf Badat reassuring a roomful of moppets at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto school in Scarborough.

Probably unbeknownst to most of the Ceeb's audience is the fact that Badat's ISF mosque had printed matter calling for jihad on offer when it participated in "Doors Open Toronto" last year. (You can read about it, and other Badattery, here.)

Which, when you think about it, makes him the perfect man to tackle the subjects of fear and hate. 

1 comment:

Jan said...

Apparently, bigotry and hate crimes have decreased as of this year. But the CBC was never about changing their anti-Semitic views.