UPDATE: Our commentary was published in the Winnipeg Sun on August 18.
How rich: Writing in the Toronto Sun today (see full letter appended below), Khaled Mouammar accuses Israel of human rights violations against Palestinians on the very day that Israel was on the receiving end of over 200 deadly rockets and mortar bombs fired at southern Israel by Palestinian terrorists, mainly from Hamas.
This is the same Khaled Mouammar who as President of the Canada Arab Federation wanted Ottawa to remove Hamas and Hezbollah from a list of banned terror organizations claiming they were “legitimate political parties” and replacing them with the Israel Defense Forces.
Mouammar outrageously claims that Israel “erased Judaism as a religion from the Jewish consciousness and replaced it with Zionism – a supremacist political ideology.” There’s no foundation to this assertion. Judaism continues to flourish and Zionism is the national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel.
Of course, let’s be mindful that it was Mouammar who called former Immigration Minister Jason Kenney a “professional whore” for supporting Israel and let’s not forget that the Federal Court of Canada ruled that the Government of Canada acted reasonably in cutting funding to the Canada Arab Federation as it appeared to support terrorist acts.