Saturday’s edition of the Globe and Mail featured a front-page report which asked if Canada should be building the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (an issue which we we take no opinion on). What this has to do with the Arab-Israeli conflict we don’t know.
Subsequent to this report being issued, Globe and Mail editors elected to publish the following outrageous letter to the editor yesterday comparing the "Nakba" to the Holocaust. This same letter writer also lied about the documented efforts by various Arab leaders and governments to aid and abet Nazi Germany’s efforts at exterminating world Jewry:
Karim Durzi’s comparative martyrology of the Holocaust and the so-called “Nakba” are not only ill-informed, morally repugnant and without merit, they are also a deliberate organized attempt to sanitize and distort the documented historical record of the Nazi genocide against the Jews and the Arab world’s complicity in supporting Hitler’s Final Solution.
Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was an active ally and supporter of Nazi Germany’s effort at exterminating the Jews. A full-fledged Nazi war criminal, al-Husseini was a virulent anti-Semite who told his followers to “Kill the Jews where ever you find them, this pleases God, history, and religion.”
Let us not forget, the Holocaust was a meticulously planned mass murder of six million innocent civilians, whereas once Israel proclaimed its independence in May 1948, the Arabs immediately attacked the nascent State of Israel. Within 24 hours, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq launched a war of aggression in which they were defeated by Israel’s armed forces. Their intentions were declared by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League at the time: "This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades." Regarding “ethnic cleansing, dispossession, discrimination,” etc. it must be noted that this Arab-instigated war created a dual refugee problem with over 800,000 Jews being forcibly expelled from their homes in Arab and Muslim countries. Talk about “rights and fights”.
Today, the Globe and Mail published the following two letters to the editor under the banner "A statement (that went) too far":
Credit to CIJA‘s Steve McDonald and Len Bennett for being published by the Globe. Notwithstanding, while we’re all for a broad marketplace of ideas, the buck stops with the Globe and Mail for publishing Durzi’s abhorrent statements that went WAY too far.