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An eyewitness:

Tonight at the U of T [Israeli Apartheid Week] event, two Jewish students were assaulted by the Palestinian “Security” team for being “disruptive” (asking a legitimate question “does Israel have a right to exist”) The Palestinian “security” smacked a student in the head and grabbed him by his neck, while another “security” officer told a second Jewish student to “Shut the F**ck up or he’ll saw his head off”…All of this was done in a crowded lecture room with over 100 witnesses!!

I was there, there are no pictures, filming and taking pictures was prohibited (they seem to have a problem with the general public hearing what they say) it was reported to the police who chose (as usual) to do NOTHING…

This is a DISGRACE.

Please send complaints to 51 division police and to U of T president David Naylor and (politely) demand that they do something about this!


Be sure to see the assaulted student’s statement here.

And also there are pictures and another eyewitness account here.

And for all you complaining that this wasn’t picked up by any media, here is a report in one of Canada’s largest Jewish newspapers. The Toronto Star did in fact interview the students who were involved in the incident, and chose not to mention it in their report of the event. This says lots about the state of Canadian media, not about the veracity of the incident.

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37 Responses to “Pro-Palestinian security at Toronto university threaten and assault Jewish students: “Shut up or I’ll saw your head off””

  1. ML says:

    Jeeeeeeeez….. these animals should be put in cages.

  2. EA says:

    hey mike,

    you should add u of t and york presidents to the bottom of the msg as student groups on their campuses organized this event

  3. Mountain says:

    At universities out in BC, at least to my knowledge and in my experience, this sort of hatred has not happened on a noticeable scale. Now I am a non-believer of any sort, yet, were I to witness this kind of conflict in a lecture hall, I would drop the f*@#ing hammer on those ‘security’ members so hard they wouldn’t want to come back to school. If you’re so hot-headed to the point you can’t even entertain fair dialogue in an open, PUBLIC forum like a university without getting personal, then you sure don’t belong there! If you’re an individual that wants to battle, go to where the battle exists and lose your life there. Canada is not your battle ground for religious conflict, just as surely as the university is not.

  4. rabbit says:

    Premier McGinty should earn his keep. He should immediately…

    – Instruct police that any university violence or threat of violence must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    – Instruct university administrators that any violence or the threat of violence must result in permanent suspension from the university.

  5. […] March 4, 2009 Jews threatened, police respond aggressively Posted by Perfidious under Human Rights, In the Name of Religion   Got ya – just kidding. […]

  6. Zak says:

    Call your MPP and your MP. Start writing emails to the president of the university, find out who is on the Board of Governors. Demand to make a deputation at their next Board meeting.

    Wait a minute. I’ve been doing all those things about York U and it hasn’t helped. Riiiiiiight. Not giving up yet.

  7. Mark says:

    So just exactly what do these people contribute to Canada other than the most vile form of hatred?

  8. […] Israeli Apartheid – it isn’t about Antisemitism, dammit! Tonight at the U of T [Israeli Apartheid Week] event, two Jewish students were assaulted by the Palestinian “Security” team for being “disruptive” (asking a legitimate question “does Israel have a right to exist”) The Palestinian “security” smacked a student in the head and grabbed him by his neck, while another “security” officer told a second Jewish student to “Shut the F**ck up or he’ll saw his head off”…All of this was done in a crowded lecture room with over 100 witnesses!! […]

  9. […] Israeli Apartheid – it isn’t about Antisemitism, dammit! Tonight at the U of T [Israeli Apartheid Week] event, two Jewish students were assaulted by the Palestinian “Security” team for being “disruptive” (asking a legitimate question “does Israel have a right to exist”) The Palestinian “security” smacked a student in the head and grabbed him by his neck, while another “security” officer told a second Jewish student to “Shut the F**ck up or he’ll saw his head off”…All of this was done in a crowded lecture room with over 100 witnesses!! […]

  10. Edward says:

    As an American, I thought that Canada had some strict laws against Hate Speech.

    WTF??? Notify the newspapers, local Canadian and national. Newspapers LOVE to expose hypocrisy. The President of the University should be ousted for tolerating Hate Speech.

  11. david paterson says:

    this account is absolute BS. the people who claim this happened were constantly speaking to each other in the middle of the speakers talks, refused to turn their phones off, kept making noise for more than two hours. outside the event the JDL, a racist anti-Arab hate group attacked one of the female organizers of IAW, that’s why the police were on hand. since they couldn’t get a reaction out of organizers, these five guys, with Israeli military paraphanelia, who’d been disrupting the event for 2 hours start pretending like they’re being attacked when the ushers finally moved in to ask them to stay quiet out of respect for the speakers. there are plenty of Jewish people there who support IAW and could confirm this account… this is another sad attempt to discredit the growing movement against Israel’s racist policies. PALESTINE WILL BE FREE!!! 🙂

  12. smithey says:

    the comments on this blog are waaaaaaay more racist than anything the organizers of israeli apartheid week say. i’m from ottawa and the israeli apartheid week here is organized mainly by young jewish folks like myself. the event is based on universal human rights and opposition to israeli policies of racial segregation. even 60 minutes recently ran a story on the racist reality that confines palestinians to ghettoes (so, yes ML, “these animals” as you say are already in cages). i actually am astounded at the hate speech on this blog…. racists like yourselves already lost south africa. israeli apartheid will be the next to fall in the next 5-10 years…

  13. mark says:

    smithey, just read the comment above yours – in response to ppl making noise a security guard threatened to saw his head off. I have no idea what race this person was – it don’t matter. But the term “animal” fits nicely. I don’t see any racism in this comment at all.

  14. Gadget says:

    Always remember the following with regards to private security personnel:

    1. They must hold a license and produce it on demand.

    2. You can file a complaint with a licensee’s employer or with the registrar of the Private Security and Investigative Services Branch. To file a complaint with the registrar, you must:
    Complete the written complaint form which is available on this website under Licences and Forms (http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/PISG/LicencesandForms/private_inv_sec.html)
    Sign the form and submit it to the Private Security and Investigative Services Branch within 90 days of the incident/occurrence. If you want to file after 90 days, you will need the consent of the registrar.
    For more information, contact:
    Private Security and Investigative Services Branch
    777 Bay Street, 3rd Floor
    Toronto Ontario M7A 2J6
    416-212-1650 or 1-866-767-7454

    3. Remember that security guards must be readily identifiable. Security uniforms must include:
    A company crest on the chest of the outer garment.
    The term “SECURITY”,”SÉCURITÉ”, SECURITY GUARD” or “AGENT DE SÉCURITÉ” permanently attached on the chest of the outer garment in block letters in a contrasting colour at least 1.5 centimetres high. The terms must be attached between 2 and 3 centimetres below the name, logo or crest of the licensee that employs the security guard if the name, logo or crest appears elsewhere on the uniform in addition to the chest of the outermost garment.
    The term “SECURITY” or “SÉCURITÉ” on the back of the outermost garment, no less than 10 centimetres high (blazers, sweaters and collared shirts excepted). “SECURITY” or “SÉCURITÉ” must be in upper case letters and be in a contrasting colour.
    An identification tag (with name or licence number) on the outer garment.

  15. a. says:

    wait a minute – so you were shouting at an event and security forcibly removed you? how is this anti-semitic? wouldn’t this happen at any other event? i’m not saying it’s right, but frankly the rent-a-cops that they often make student groups use were probably instructed to keep loudmouths quiet.

    i just don’t think you can spin this as a political assault.

    if you get arrested for drug dealing, would you write a blog post called “Toronto Police handcuff and detain Jewish student”? The issue is not that you were jewish, but disrupting someone’s event.

  16. Dave says:

    this is par for the course. In Europe it’s worse. At American colleges it’s not quite so bad, but getting worse. It’s a spreading cancer on the world, and one day the apathy of the west will just BURY it, and Islam will be exactly where it loudly and repeatedly claims to want to be.. in CHARGE.

    And they know it, which is why they are so energetic. They sense victory eventually. Unless something clicks in the west, they’re right.

  17. mikecg says:

    If the people “being disruptive” were white christian Zionists or black muslims or anyone other than Jews trying to stick up for their right to correct lies and Israel’s rights to exist, then the rent-a-cop (who has absolutely no right to lay a finger on anyone) would NEVER have forcibly removed them and threatened to decapitate them. You can deny this all you want, but anyone who is honest with themselves will come to this conclusion.

  18. DeathToIsrael says:


  19. smithey says:

    there were no ‘rent a cops’. there were ushers and they asked the individual to leave after the group had been disrupting the event for 2 hours by just chatting-it up and receiving calls, etc. over a phone that they wouldn’t put on silent. at what other event would such behavior be considered normal, and at what other event would ushers wait for two hours to finally ask for the person to quiet down? again, the only person assaulted on that day and the reason toronto police were on hand was a female organizer of IAW who was attacked by the JDL, a violent hate-group that follows the racist ideology of Rabbi Meir Kahane. the leader of the JDL in Canada openly calls for the expulsion of Arabs from Israel and is even dismissed by leading pro-israel advocacy organizations, let alone progressive anti-Zionist voices in the Jewish community…

  20. john smith says:

    You shouldn’t make such bold statements about hypothetical situations. May I suggest you put it to the test? I’d actually be very interested in the results.

    Or perhaps next time, instead of shouting at the speaker, you or others could stand and politely voice your concerns. With tensions as high as they already are, is there really a need for provocation?

  21. […] looking for more information on this, but apparently a couple of Jewish students were attacked threatened and intimidated at a lecture at U of T.  The reason?  They asked the typical question that anyone listening to […]

  22. Joudicca says:

    So ‘smithey’ is one of the many Jewish (sic) students at York University who organized this Hate&Libel- Israel ‘apartheid week’. Wouldn’t you know it would be stupid little jews who organize such a dishonest and mendacious program? For your info, pea-brained
    smithey & co., if you don’t look into yourselves and realize that it is YOU who are the settlers of a country you stole from its native peoples, and it is YOU who thus practice apartheid against those wronged
    natives, then you really are a load of hypocritical fools who will one day rue your wicked, hypocritcal behavior. First clean up your act towards the native peoples, then come against the natives of the Holy Land, the Jews, if you dare. And as for getting some thugs to beat and threaten 2 hecklers with decapitation, that says it all as to what scum you all are. Hey, silly smithey, heckling is part of the democratic process…but murderous threats and downright physical VIOLENCE which pro-Israel lecturers and their audience usually get from supporters of palarab terrorist-settlers, are NOT, but that seems to be OK with you, right? Well, one day I hope you and your ilk will get a taste of their own medicine and see what it’s like to be beaten up, shot at by home-made bombs & rockets like supporters of Israel at quiet, respectful, peaceful counter demonstrations opposite wild and violent pro-palarab demonstrations – as has already happened in Britain and Sweden and other Euro countries, soon to be swamped by Moslems of every stripe. Don’t come running then, when the nazi Moslems and their JewHating allies start decapitating you as well (after all, you’re still just a Jew, and a Jew is a Jew is a Jew, as Arafat pronounced for the umpteenth time not long after he added his phoney signature to the phoney Oslo ‘peace’ accords) begging Israel to let you in..’cause I and others like me, will do everything we can to ensure you’ll never be allowed in. But those of your fellow Canadian Jews (and perhaps non-Jews) who you demonize, gag and mistreat…will find themselves welcomed out of the killing fields that the Moslems are preparing for you lot, all over the infidel world.

  23. […] Freedom of speech at Toronto University. Tonight at the U of T [Israeli Apartheid Week] event, two Jewish students […]

  24. Interesting! says:

    Chill Joudica, ‘smithey’ isnt really one of those ‘jewish folk’ as he tries to make us believe. Regardless of the fact that his hatred and frustrations denies him the ability to capitalise ‘Israel’ and ‘Jewish’, he regurgitates in his last post comments that he made the day before under another name – david paterson, he of the ‘free palestine’ blah blah blah.

    He lets slip when he says “again” – “again, the only person assaulted…”

    Im going to have to go for Muslim, and not a very sharp one at that!

  25. Suzy says:

    This assault event is a hoax
    it is like a cheap propaganda, to overshadow the mounting support of Palestinians under siege world wide. Shame on you for publicizing lies.

    Had this event been true, the victim of the assault would proudly be giving interviews on national TV as we speak.With a police report on hand. Not some anonymous blogpost! And it would not be a vague U of T but a full description of University. And the witness would provide it`s name

    Geez, you must think we`re stupid or something …

  26. mikecg says:

    hate to break it to you but it’s not a hoax. the fact that no newspaper or media other than the National Post picked up the story says a lot about our media, not about the truthfulness of the event. And I don’t know what more you want about the university. U of T is university of toronto, that’s pretty clear. do you want an address too? maybe a floor plan?

  27. […] “Encourage York Students to Vote” says Michael Diamond The following is an e-mail I received from Michael Diamond, a local Jewish community member who sends out his thoughts on issues pertaining to the Jewish people and Israel. Michael writes…..(it was edited) ______________________________________________________________________ Go to the link below first before you read on.  It contains direct information about the atrocious and aggressive behaviour of the pro-Palestinians on the York campus.  And after you shudder, note the following: 1. Nothing has yet been done- publicly anyway. NO charges have been laid. Apparently some student groups have been fined but no one seems to know which ones and given the nature of the York Administration the fines have probably been assessed against both the perpetrators and the victims.   2. This is a provincial responsiblity. The MGuinty Government has stayed totally silent. They are betraying all of us- all Canadians, by keeping their heads in the sand.  3.  The Board of York is filled with good people from all walks of life who appear to be staying as silent as has responsibilitythe Liberal Government.  They may be prevented legally from stepping outside of Board protocol but at some point the entire board as group has to be accountable- that is their legal obligation. Given the people involved, I am hopeful. But it is hard to be patient. (I am pleased to say that I am not on that Board- it must be difficult to be in that position right now- but that does not change the obligation ) 5. There are student elections going on. If you know any students who go to York, encourage them to vote. Few student vote so it matters.   6. There are a significant number of Jewish students at York- more than any other university both in numbers and relative percentage. IF we cannot manage to have a comfortable environment for Jews at York, the writing is on the wall for the remainder of the universities as it is just a matter of time before the aggressive, no holds bar strategies of the pro-Palestinains groups change the environment at one university after another.  York must become a safe place for everyone, again, as it once was. There is no option.  http://thentherewaslight.com/542_breaking-propalestinian-security-toronto-university-threaten-assaul… […]

  28. RedJeff says:

    It’s really quite simple…Zionism=Racism!! All your hatred and lies are failing. America is beginning to see the truth of it, what will your fascist state do after we pull our money? Trust me, its coming. Hell, we can’t even afford our own defense bills.
    Free Palestine!!!

  29. Angel says:

    The 51 division police NEVER did or will do NOTHING about this matter. (They need time to enjoy Tim Hortons and get money undr the table from the towing companies)

  30. SHREK says:

    The word “Apartheid” seems to came up a lot. As a South African I grew up with apartheid. Is was the best thing we could have done. It kept Zulu’s from killing Xhosas (blacks vs blacks) etc. Apartheid simply means that each group is seprate (but equal) from another. Apartheid brought paece. It protected our country from becoming another Africa banana-Marxist republic. Under the years of Apartheid South Africa become a nuclear power, developed oil from coal, become THE industrial, economical and military giant in Africa.
    Nelson Mandela was jailed for treason because he bought weapons (not medicine, books or food) like limit-mines, grenades, AK-47’s to be used against innocent civilians.

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  32. Sarah says:

    The police aren’t going to do anything. They’ll be too worried about causing further upset.

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