Take note of the so-called “Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East” (CJPME) group. This organization has shown itself to be an ad agency for the Muslim Brotherhood, serving to promote divisive and dangerous ideologies which are causing strife and fragmentation among Canadian communities.
In the city of Hamilton, Ontario, not far from Toronto, the group recently bullied its agenda into the YWCA as it succeeded in renting a space on the Y’s premises to feature a lecture by British journalist William Parry about his book: “Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine.” The incident serves as a model for how such groups manipulate and intimidate.
At first, the Y sought to cancel the rental space for this event, but after a letter from the organization’s lawyer, the YWCA submitted to intimidation, accepted that it was an issue of “free speech” and asked for an extra $600 security fee. The CJPME had accused the Y of bowing to the pressures of the pro-Israel lobby, Never Again Group. In strong words, the CJPME notes:
that a YWCA attempt to force the cancellation of the booking simply because of the topic of the meeting would constitute a violation of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Had an offshoot of the KKK requested space to parade racist hate against the black population, would the YWCA have allowed such a booking for fear that a refusal would constitute “a violation of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms? “ Nonprofit organizations like the Y are funded by public donations and are intended to serve a mission/mandate in the community, which does not include promoting propaganda campaigns of hate.
Some challenging e-mails were sent out to the Y and the CJPME with no sufficient reply if any. Included in some…
Gary Gerofky of Never Again Group asked rightfully of the YWCA:
we would like to know why you have chosen to highlight a controversial display of “art” that has no basis in truth and which vilifies and demonizes Israel. Surely you must know by now that this campaign against Israel ignores all the terrorism and totalitarianism in the region that makes security a top priority in Israel, a place that accepts people of all cultures, colour and religions unlike the dictatorships now killing their own people … This art display would be more appropriate were it to reveal the unexplored tyranny in Muslim countries.
Local journalist Steven Scheffer asked Thomas Woodley, a representative with CJPME:
Your page further states that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict greatly affects the stability of the entire region. Nothing can be further from the truth…. 17,000 deadly terrorist attacks carried out by Islamists since 2001 alone. How do you explain the 15 – 20,000,000 Muslim deaths caused by other Muslims since the end of WW2? Does the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that keeps you busy everyday also explain the killing and expulsion of Christians from Muslim lands? Does the current upheaval in…the Middle East inconveniently conflict with your theory[?]
Despite relevant inquiries, disruptions among community members, and the clash with the mission statement of the YWCA, tickets began circulating to present: “Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine.”