Feds probe 'disturbing' tweets by consultant on government-funded anti-racism project

Ron in Regina

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Seriously? Y'all fixing to launch a War on Hate?
It’s a solo act…. Sort of….. assuming that the liberals and the NDP are the same party…I guess…. And it’s without any public consultation unless the public happens to agree with whatever stance the liberal NDP party is currently partaking in I guess..

I’ve got a question for you, sir, with respect to your theory, regarding the political spectrum line, actually being a horseshoe.

Can one party that’s sort of one party, actually be both ends of the horseshoe on the extremes (?) and be secretly touching themselves across that narrow gap in the extremes of the horseshoe when nobody’s looking???
 
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It’s a solo act…. Sort of….. assuming that the liberals and the NDP are the same party…I guess…. And it’s without any public consultation unless the public happens to agree with whatever stance the liberal NDP party is currently partaking in I guess..

I’ve got a question for you, sir, with respect to your theory, regarding the political spectrum line, actually being a horseshoe.
Can one party that’s sort of one party, actually be both ends of the horseshoe on the extremes (?) and be secretly touching themselves across that narrow gap in the extremes of the horseshoe when nobody’s looking???
You dirty, dirty Canadian, you!
 

Ron in Regina

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The “National Action Plan on Combatting Hate” doesn’t exist yet. Whenever it is released, you may see ministers on the culture portfolio boast of the public consultations that helped shape it. If that happens, don’t take them at their word.

Back in April, Canadian Heritage ran online consultations for a future “National Action Plan on Combatting Hate” that could introduce anti-hate laws and curb freedom of expression. While the department publicly encouraged “every person in Canada” to participate in a survey about what this plan should include, email records show that people were screened out if they believed that an anti-hate plan wasn’t needed at all.

Canadian Heritage didn’t really consult the public on this matter — it consulted anyone who agreed with the Liberal platform point to create a National Action Plan on Combatting Hate. It’s yet another example of a government department being used to effect partisan goals and manufacture consent for something the public might not actually want.

While the Liberals and Canadian Heritage have kept their descriptions of the future anti-hate plan vague, the survey conducted in April gave hints. Those who passed a screening question could make suggestions about what they thought should be a priority for government: national anti-hate education campaigns, increasing media representation for communities affected by hate and supporting new technology to help communities monitor hate.

Suggestions could also be made for an “Anti-Racism law,” a law to make traditional and social media “follow standards that reject hate” and a law to “add people or groups who fund, help, or take part in white supremacist activities to a formal list of white supremacist groups.” (‘Cuz we all know that only Whites are Racists, so…?)

These suggestions can understandably be met with concern because Liberals tend to define “hate” very broadly — and if media and society were required to tiptoe around “hate” (which could include anything from serious hate speech to mild disagreements about political issues), this would impact our freedom of expression.


Similarly, “white supremacy” is traditionally understood as violent, evil and KKK-esque — but the federal government has, previously, stretched this to include less obvious “structural” white supremacy, which is expressed “through our governments, education systems, food systems.” When societal evils are construed this broadly, anyone can be guilty, etc…Kick’n it Liberal-Style!!!
I totally was not kidding, either with respect to the no consultation with the public, unless the public agreed with them (is them the right pronoun here?) in advance.

Back in April, Canadian Heritage ran online consultations for a future “National Action Plan on Combatting Hate” that could introduce anti-hate laws and curb freedom of expression. While the department publicly encouraged “every person in Canada” to participate in a survey about what this plan should include, email records show that people were screened out if they believed that an anti-hate plan wasn’t needed at all.

Canadian Heritage didn’t really consult the public on this matter — it consulted anyone who agreed with the Liberal platform point to create a National Action Plan on Combatting Hate. It’s yet another example of a government department being used to effect partisan goals and manufacture consent for something the public might not actually want.
 

Ron in Regina

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The Canadian federal government has failed to recover any of the more than $100,000 that it paid to Laith Marouf, the federal “anti-racism” contractor whose virulently antisemitic social media posts became the centrepiece of a national scandal. Oh well….

But after months of apparent silence, Marouf is back online to assail his critics — and his former benefactors — with a stream of taunts and violent threats.

“Go drink the sea of Gaza you little Zionist b—h,” Marouf wrote in a Nov. 5 post directed at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

He added, “as soon as we liberate Palestine, we will be aiding our Indigenous relatives to liberate theirs. We will bring you to trial for your crimes.”

To Michael Geist — a University of Ottawa law professor and frequent critic of the Trudeau government’s media policy — Marouf wrote “shut up little Jewish White Supremacist turd. We will crush your Jewsader Colony … after, we will be hunting down all Zionists and bring them to stand trial in liberated Palestine.”

And to Norm Spector, a former chief of staff to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Marouf said he would form “Zionist-Hunter squads” to “capture Genocide abettors like you and bring them to stand trial in liberated Jerusalem.”

Another post advocated the creation of armed self-defence units of Canadian Muslims to fight the police.

The Trudeau government’s initial defence was that they didn’t know who Marouf was — a claim that fell apart as the scandal progressed. Diversity and Inclusion Minister Ahmed Hussen would later tell a House of Commons committee that he’d been aware of Marouf’s extremism for more than a month before the story hit the press.

Ottawa ultimately severed ties with Marouf shortly after they’d granted his most recent contract; $133,000 to head up an “anti-racism strategy for Canadian broadcasting.”

It gets weirder. Link below:
 

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The Canadian federal government has failed to recover any of the more than $100,000 that it paid to Laith Marouf, the federal “anti-racism” contractor whose virulently antisemitic social media posts became the centrepiece of a national scandal. Oh well….

But after months of apparent silence, Marouf is back online to assail his critics — and his former benefactors — with a stream of taunts and violent threats.

“Go drink the sea of Gaza you little Zionist b—h,” Marouf wrote in a Nov. 5 post directed at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

He added, “as soon as we liberate Palestine, we will be aiding our Indigenous relatives to liberate theirs. We will bring you to trial for your crimes.”

To Michael Geist — a University of Ottawa law professor and frequent critic of the Trudeau government’s media policy — Marouf wrote “shut up little Jewish White Supremacist turd. We will crush your Jewsader Colony … after, we will be hunting down all Zionists and bring them to stand trial in liberated Palestine.”

And to Norm Spector, a former chief of staff to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Marouf said he would form “Zionist-Hunter squads” to “capture Genocide abettors like you and bring them to stand trial in liberated Jerusalem.”

Another post advocated the creation of armed self-defence units of Canadian Muslims to fight the police.

The Trudeau government’s initial defence was that they didn’t know who Marouf was — a claim that fell apart as the scandal progressed. Diversity and Inclusion Minister Ahmed Hussen would later tell a House of Commons committee that he’d been aware of Marouf’s extremism for more than a month before the story hit the press.

Ottawa ultimately severed ties with Marouf shortly after they’d granted his most recent contract; $133,000 to head up an “anti-racism strategy for Canadian broadcasting.”

It gets weirder. Link below:
Bears repeating.

 
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