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Evidence Accumulating About the Anti-Arab,
Anti-Islamic Canadian Government
By Khaled Mouammar
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, September 27, 2010
evidence has been accumulating about the anti-Arab and anti-Islamic
Canadian government to the extent it is feared that if Canada gains a seat
in the UN Security Council, it may be used against Arabs and Muslims
around the world.
Canadian Arab Federation calls upon all Arab and Muslim Missions at the
United Nations to vote against Canada’s bid to have a seat at the UN
Security Council for the following reasons:
Canada is the only western country that has refused to ask for the
repatriation of its citizen, 15-year-old Omar Khadr, from the jail in
Guantanamo Bay where he has languished since May 2005.
Canada detained 5 Muslim Arabs held under Security Certificates for a
combined total of 290 months, mostly in solitary confinement.
Canada was responsible for the detention and torture overseas of 5
Muslim Arab Canadians.
Since coming to power in February 2006 the Harper government has
refused to deal with the Canadian Arab Federation and the Canadian
Islamic Congress, the two main national organizations representing
Arab and Muslim Canadians, because they advocate for Palestinian
- March 2006: Canada was the
first country (after
Israel) to cut its assistance to the Palestinian Authority. The aid
cutoff, which was designed to sow division within Palestinian society,
had devastating social effects.
2006: Prime Minister Harper calls Israel’s invasion and devastation of
Lebanon a “measured response”.
Canada refuses at the UN to call for a temporary ceasefire to allow 50
thousand Canadians trapped in Lebanon to seek safety.
January 2008: Canada was the first country, ahead even of Israel, to
withdraw from the UN conference on racism - Durban II
accusing it of promoting anti-Semitism.
- January 2008:
Canada was the only
country at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to vote against a
resolution that called for "urgent international action to put an
immediate end to Israel's siege of Gaza."
2009: Canada supports Israel’s murderous assault on Gaza that left
1400 Palestinians killed, including 412 children.
March 2009: Canada cuts funding to settlement programs delivered by
the Canadian Arab Federation since 1994 because of its support for
Canada cuts funding to KAIROS, an ecumenical organization
by a coalition of Canada’s mainstream churches (Catholics, Anglicans,
United Church, Lutherans, Presbyterians and Mennonites), because it
advocates justice for the Palestinian people.
February 2010: Canada cuts funding to Montreal-based Alternatives
because it argued against Israel’s status as a Jewish state.
- March 2010: Canada yields to Israeli pressure and
terminates the grant to Mada al-Carmel, a 10-year-old social research
centre based in Haifa that conducts research into Israel’s Arab
minority. Two years ago, Mada received a pair of three-year grants
from the Canada to study the marginalization of women in Arab-Israeli
society and the low level of political participation by Arab Israelis.
2010: Prime Minister Harper welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu one day after
Israel’s military raided the Gaza-aid flotilla and killed 9
humanitarian workers, injured dozens and kidnapped 700 international
2010: 187 Canadian civil society organizations sign a declaration
accusing the Harper government of “systematically undermining
democratic institutions and practices, eroding the protection of free
speech, eroding freedom of the press, and other fundamental human
In view of the above
policies and practices of the Canadian government, granting Canada a seat
on the UN Security Council would be tantamount to rewarding Canada for
discriminating against Arab and Muslim Canadians, and for its
unconditional and blatant support for Israel’s war crimes and violations
of international law.
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