Today’s event was supposed to start at 12:30 and I had a meeting at 1, so I came at 12:30 and waited but by 12:50 the event hadn’t started yet so I left. Let me say that when I left, I counted about 25 people in the room, and at least 12 of them were pro-Israel supporters who came to monitor the event. I’ll reiterate what I said in my other post: these events do not appeal to mainstream students and Canadians.
A friend of mine who stayed for the whole thing took the time to write up a summary:
The event [eventually] drew about 40 people – most of whom were either already pro-Israel or the anti-Israel organizers. A girl started off the event by explaining IAW and that one of the reasons the week exists is because of the “ethnic cleansing of Palestine by the Zionist Movement.” The event proceeded as they played the film
– which happens to be the longest, most boring anti-Semitic film I have ever seen with phrases such as “we were fine until the Jews came along.”
Subsequently, Khaled Mouammar, National President of the Canadian Arab Federation spoke. To understand a little bit about him, he said at a rally, “We have in Canada two types of politicians, those who are professional whores who say Israel has right to defend itself by killing women and children…” He has specifically referred to Peter Kent, Stephen Harper, Jason Kenney and Michael Ignatieff as “professional whores.”
His powerpoint presentation delved into the “comparisons” between South African Apartheid and “Zionist Israel”. He explained that him and all Palestinians are being threatened, intimidated and bullied by the media such as the National Post, etc. He discussed how Israel divides the East and West parts of the Middle East and that this is Israel’s “colonialist goal” – to prevent the middle east area from being united! Wow!
Finally I’d like to point out a couple of lies that he presented to the students in the room.
1. Israel has built JEW ONLY ROADS and this is complete falsity.
2. Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir once said that she has nightmares when she hears that an Arab child is born. This is also a complete lie.
Of course, the best lies have truth hidden within because her actual famous saying after the Six Day War is, “We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children but we cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill theirs children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”
I asked questions and corrected him on various points but what many students heard were pure lies. The truth is that I feel sad for him because he too is a victim of growing up having been brainwashed to hate all Western Democracies that stand for peace and human rights.
With all the lying that Khaled Mouammar is doing, it’s clear who the real whore is.