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Posted on 09/24/2008 5:05:22 PM PDT by mojito
A decision by Toronto's city council to ban an exhibit comparing anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with those of Adolf Hitler has drawn fire from Canadian Jewish groups.
The traveling four-part exhibit, of which the Ahmadinejad presentation makes up one part, has been banned by an ad-hoc committee within the council for being too controversial and inflammatory.
"The exhibit talks about the Holocaust cartoon contest and [Holocaust denial] conferences [Ahmadinejad] has held and his statements against the Jewish people," explained Avi Benlolo, president of the Toronto-based Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies.
"If this was Toronto in 1933 and we had an exhibit on Hitler and his danger to the Jews, that exhibit would be denied" based on the city's criteria, Benlolo believes.
"It is a shocking exhibit, but it's the reality. This guy is threatening to wipe Israel off the map, which is tantamount to genocide."
B'nai B'rith Canada's Frank Dimant called the city's decision "flawed," since Ahmadinejad "has repeatedly engaged in incitement to genocide against the Jewish people, all the while aggressively pursuing a nuclear build-up. The comparison to Adolf Hitler, with his genocidal agenda of annihilating the Jewish people, is an obvious one."
The exhibit "speaks to the importance of learning history's lessons," said Dimant, adding that he was hopeful the city council would reverse its decision.
The Toronto municipality's response could not be obtained by press time.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.
That’s ‘cause the third person isn’t ready for the display yet...he’s getting ready for a debate.
One in the same reincarnation of EVIL.
Here's the folks with the black hats:
A. A. Heaps, Adam Vaughan, Anthony Perruzza, Bill Saundercook, Brian Ashton, Case Ootes, Cesar Palacio, Chin Lee, Cliff Jenkins, David Miller, David Shiner, Doug Holyday, Frances Nunziata, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Gord Perks, Janet Davis, Joe Pantalone, John Parker, Karen Stintz, Kyle Rae, Maria Augimeri, Mark Grimes, Michael Thompson, Michael Walker, Norm Kelly, Raymond Cho, Sandra Bussin, Shelley Carroll, Suzan Hall,
I am glad I live in a free country.
Stick a fork in Canada...
Counsellor Stintz has stood up to Mayor Miller for years. I don’t mind Counsellor Walker either.
This is political correctness gone amok. Unfortunately for the B’nai B’rith this is a bit of their own medicine in political correctness. Can’t offend anyone (except Christians) by picturing them or a group in an a negative light and I’m sure there would be some Iranian group in Toronto offended that the attack on Ahmadinejad is actually an attack on all Iranians.
Free speech is only reserved for those who make movies about assassinating an American President.
Hey, no problem. Just change Ahmajackoff to Bush, and the Canuks will lap it up.
Well, maybe 6. There’s hope.