Monday, January 19, 2009

Statement by Minister of Immigration on recent Hamas and Hezbollah rallies

One of the shocking things I have noticed that is a change in the character of the streets of our cities is the marches in support or denunciation of participants in international conflicts. Once people marched for peace. Now they march for hate.

I picked up this quotation by the federal Minister, Jason Kenny, from Ezra Levant's website. Levant, who is Calgary-based, has been commenting about Hezbollah-Hamas supporters regularly showing up in a Jewish neighbourhood in front of a Jewish-owned mall in Calgary. He compares the experience to that of the Jews in Germany when the Ernest Rhom's brownshirts first marched into Jewish neighbourhoods in German cities. According to Levant, Jews who live in the neighbourhood where these marches are being conducted by outsiders are cautioned by the police that they will be charged if they cause the marchers to become violent.

Jason Kenny:

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, today issued the following statement regarding displays of hatred and violence at recent protests across Canada:

“Like many Canadians, I am deeply concerned about allegations of the incitement to hatred and violence at recent protests across Canada.”

“It is shocking to think that flags of banned terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah are being flown in the streets of Canadian cities. The ideals these terrorist organizations preach are abhorrent to the fundamental values of the Canadian people and of all civilized peoples: freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”

“The open incitement of hatred has absolutely no place in Canadian society. We offer our condolences to all innocent victims of armed conflict and to those affected by repeated acts of terror. We remain vigilant in upholding fundamental Canadian values.”

The Government of Canada lists Hezbollah and Hamas as banned terrorist organizations under the provisions of Canada’s Criminal Code."

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