Friday, December 05, 2008

Canadian Human Rights Commission and Greg Felton: how many degrees of separation?

Blazing Cat Fur has a couple of important posts today (as she does many days).

The First: CHRC sends a progress report to it's Turtle Bay Marxist Masters, cites Cair-Can, CAF and Bernie Farber as "Reliable Sources". Herein Catfur points to the following passage in a Canadian Human Rights Commission report to their United Nations masters:
Discrimination and hate

19. Canada has established programs to counter racism and other forms of discrimination, and to promote tolerance, which is an encouraging sign. Nevertheless, several stakeholders have noted an increase in hate-based crimes in Canadian society, while others see increased hate propaganda, particularly on the Internet,34 as a situation that is cause for concern.
Go to that footnote 34 and you find:
34. See, inter alia:

Bernie M. Farber, The Internet and Hate Promotion: The 21st-Century Dilemma, in Canadian Issues, Spring 2006.

Canadian Arab Federation (CAF) & Canadian Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN), Brief on the Review of the Anti-terrorism Act, Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee on Public Safety and National Security, September 2005.
Now those of us minimally familiar with the CAF and the public interventions of its leader, Khaled Mouammar, may tend to think that the CAF's anti-"Zionism" and support for Palestinian organizations involved in terrorism, or their involvement in campaigns like that focused on denying Bob Rae the leadership of the Liberal Party due to his wife's Jewishness, marks it as a strange "stakeholder" for our government's purportedly anti-hate department, the ill-named Canadian "Human Rights" Commission.

This only becomes clearer as we look at Catfur's second post today, which notes that the latest Canadian Arab Federation bulletin lauds the work of Canada's most energetic crazy Judeophobic conspiracy theorist, Greg Felton.

Blazing Cat Fur: CHRC U.N. Report "Stakeholder" Canadian Arab Federation Has Glowing Review Of Greg Felton's Jew-Baiter Opus "The Host & The Parasite" in Newsletter quotes the CAF Bulletin for Dec. 5:
9- Amid the spate of books coming out focusing on the Israel Lobby and its dominant role in pushing the U.S. to commit aggression in Iraq, we should remember that Canadian author Greg Felton was first out of the gate last year with his The Host and The Parasite—How Israel’s Fifth Column Consumed America.

More than just decrying the Lobby’s influence, he gives a thorough, scholarly analysis of how the Israel Lobby, evangelical Christians and neo-cons together rode to power in the 1980s and proceeded to turn the United States into Israel’s willing executioner. Among the many threads Greg weaves together are: • the deliberate sabotage of the U.S. national interest for the sake of Israeli expansionism; • the demonization of Muslims as a key tactic to make acceptable mass murder, torture and gross violations of civil liberties; • the intimidation by extra-governmental Zionist “think tanks”; • the creation of the al-Qa‘ida myth to foster a common enemy; and • U.S. complicity in Israel’s war of extermination against Palestinians.

No other motive, not even oil, can make sense of these and other seemingly irrational acts. Only abject subservience to Israel can explain the World Trade Center attack, the invasion of Iraq, and now the campaign to justify an attack on Iran. Due to a problem with his publisher, the book is only available through Greg until he can find a new one.
As I argue in the comments at the second post, this all suggests that the Canadian "Human Rights" Commission is, in its choice of "stakeholders", latently antisemitic.

Whoever is in government after the next federal budget needs to shut the CHRC down.


Dag said...

I wonder if in the following quotation from Truepeer's piece above there is a missing letter in the word "latently."

"As I argue in the comments at the second post, this all suggests that the Canadian "Human Rights" Commission is, in its choice of "stakeholders", latently antisemitic."

My guess is that if there is a typo the missing letter is a "b".

truepeers said...

yeah, could be a typo...