Saturday, April 17, 2010

Our Crackerjack Public Funding - Palestine House Edition

An outfit named Palestine House in Mississauga is funded by the state to carry out the follwing apparently self-defined mission:
Members of the Palestine House Board of Directors offer counselling on immigration, family problems, citizenship, legal matters and housing, in addition to referrals to specialized professionals and institutions. We also maintain lists of people looking to volunteer in community organizations and coordinate volunteer activities
Joanne Hill provides a nice description of how well integrated (at least with something) defenders of Palestine House were a while ago when the Jewish Defence League decided to protest a speaking engagement by a particularly lovely man (see later). Note that several of our major news outlets reported this story without these key details, video evidence of which is available easily on the internet. No doubt they are worried about the Islamophobic backlash that has a curious habit of never appearing.
On Palestine House property, in full view of Palestine House security and local police officers, grown men made obscene gestures, including unzipping their pants and pointing at their groins and uttered sexually aggressive threats.
They also:
• Called for genocide against Jews: “You guys need another Holocaust. You guys need another one. You f***ers need another Holocaust,” and, “You guys needs another Holocaust. You’d love it. I know you would love it.”
• Praised jihad: “We love jihad. We love killing you.... We love it. No, we love it. We love killing dogs...your bitches with you.... What do your women taste like?”
• Responded to a request to stop the rockets with a threat: “Get the f**k out of Palestine.
This land is not yours.... It’s not gonna stop until you f**kin’ get outta here.”
• Mimicked a monkey and calling protesters, “you monkeys!”
• Threw coins in the protesters’ direction.
• Said, “Bye Gypsies…bye, Jews.... Go steal something, go steal, you guys are all thieves.”
• Called protesters various insulting names and saying to specific protesters, “You’re not Canadian, you’re Indian, you’re brown. You’re Indian, you’re Indian.”

Protesters – between 75 and 100 – stood across the street from Palestine House waving Israeli, Canadian and American flags and holding signs with slogans: ‘Smash Islamic Terror,’ ‘No Tax Money for Liars and Cheaters,’ ‘Language Classes or Hate Classes,’ ‘Stop All Gov't Funding of Palestine House,’ ‘Suicide Bombers are not Born to Kill, They are Taught to Kill,’ ‘Cut the funding, stop the lies,’ ‘No more tax money for hate,’ and ‘Teach your children love, not hate.’

Two men among the JDL protesters reportedly shouted epithets and were reprimanded by members of the JDL.
Does seem that Palestine House is doing a fine job of integrating immigrants into our comunity; after all there are a goodly number of native-born Canadians whose behavior is not far off this standard of civility and respect for other minority groups.

As for the speaker.

The day after this public display, Abdul Bari Atwan, editor-in-chief of Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, was the special guest speaker at Palestine House’s ‘Land Day’ event. Atwan openly stated on Lebanese television last year: “If the Iranian missiles strike Israel – by Allah, I will go to Trafalgar Square, and dance with delight if the Iranian missiles strike Israel.”

Well, they danced in the streets after 9/11, so I expect he WILL dance in the streets when the time comes.

It is fortunate that Ann Coulter was prevented from preaching hate at Ottawa U, while this lovely man no likely encouraged peaceful co-existence in his speech and helped Palestine House continue its excellent job of helping to build a peaceful multicultural Canada.

BTW Palestine House appears to have been trying to streamline our immigration process to fill up the population with some more people to help make obscene sexual gestures.

My guess too is that the Ontario Human Rights Commission is all over investigating the contempt and offensive behavior of that event (yeah, right).


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