Howie Silbiger’s guests on the March 1, 2015 episode of his radio show were Rabbi Reuven Poupko (CIJA-Quebec) and Meir Weinstein (JDL-Canada).
JDL Canada is pleased to announce that arrangements have been made to show PM Netanyahu’s historic speech before the US Congress live at the Toronto Zionist Centre.
Join us on the day just before Purim. At that time in history, the Persian empire planned to destroy the Jewish People. PM Netanyahu is standing up like Queen Esther did back then. We need unity.
Join us and stand with PM Netanyahu.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
(arrive earlier for choice seating)
Toronto Zionist Centre
788 Marlee Ave.
(416) 736 – 7000
This Sunday on The Howie Silbiger Show – We’ll be joined by the good people at CIJA to discuss the alleged rise in anti-Jewish activity in Montreal and then we’ll be joined by Meir Weinstein, the head of the Canadian Jewish Defense League to discuss his proposed solution to this alleged problem.
Should be fun, join us won’t ya? Sunday 6-9pm on 1650 AM in Montreal or online at www.radio-shalom.ca
Despite some criticism from the usual detractors and the purveyors of false and misleading information, JDL Canada drew a full house of supporters at its inaugural launch event in Montreal on February 16, 2015.
A capacity crowd attended the public town hall meeting and unanimously expressed their collective concern that the safety of the Jewish community was at risk and that the fear of “European-style” violence in Montreal was a looming reality.
Meir Weinstein, National Director, conveyed a positive message to the community which was applauded and clearly welcomed by standing ovation.
From the National Post:
So it is no surprise that Canadian Jewry’s official voice, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and its Montreal subsidiary, the Montreal Centre for Jewish Affairs, expressed vigorous opposition to the Jewish Defence League’s launch of their new Montreal branch at a public meeting the evening of Feb 16. (…)
It was not the official Jewish community that got the infamous Holocaust denier and Judeophobe Ernst Zundel busted and returned to Germany. It was information turned over to Attorney-general Roy McMurtry by the JDL working in collaboration with Holocaust survivor Sabrina Citron that lost Zundel his mailing privileges, and subsequently to charges that stuck. It was not CIJA that got the despicably and overtly anti-Semitic Palestine House in Toronto defunded of their millions in grants; it was the JDL, through information they dug out and passed along to grateful government authorities. It is not CIJA that stands shoulder to shoulder in the streets with Jews protesting Hamas and Hizbollah supporters screaming “Death to Israel”; it is the JDL. It wasn’t CIJA that organized a counter-rally to the 2014 Toronto Al-Quds Day rally, whose members in 2013 had called for the shooting of Jews in Jerusalem; it was the JDL.
And as much as I trust the police to ensure basic law and order in demonstrations like the intimidating Al-Quds rallies, no police officer is going to stand beside me personally to face down the hateful words of anti-Semites in their hundreds. The JDL gives individual Jews the confidence to confront their enemies peacefully The JDL does not look for physical trouble. Their method is to keep watch and alert police to troublemakers. Far from fear-mongering, I call that confidence-mongering. And Jews need confidence, especially young Jews on campus today.
“You guys have a serious problem,” Meir Weinstein said in an interview, referring to what he called a rise in the number of people and organizations in Montreal that promote religious radicalism.
But the controversial organization’s first expansion outside Toronto will also have a political bent.
“We are very concerned that there are prominent leaders in the Jewish community in Montreal who stand behind the Liberals,” he said.
“We want to change that.”
Weinstein said only the Conservative Party has taken a “strong and proper” position on terrorism and he wants the Jewish community in Montreal “to stand behind the Conservatives.”
Weinstein, 56, said he planned to have local JDL members aggressively monitor and “infiltrate” radical Islamic groups.
In August, Weinstein, in the wake of some incidents of anti-Semitic vandalism in Montreal, organized a local meeting to gauge interest in reviving the JDL after decades of inactivity.
Here is another very disturbing story emerging from Montreal.
It’s about a radical Muslim Imam who has applied for a permit to open a controversial community centre in a Montreal suburb. Hamza Chaoui, who is known for his radical views, has caught the attention of several local politicians who are calling for the permits not to be granted.
Finally, it appears that common sense is being substituted for “political correctness” and we are finally starting to emerge from this state of cultural paralysis whereby we have yielded our senses to accommodate an incompatible culture.
What makes this story disturbing however, is the fact that a major Muslim organization — the Muslim Council of Montreal — has come out to support and defend this radical Imam.
You have to scratch your head and draw your own conclusions: when a so-called “mainstream” Muslim organization stands in defence of an Imam who holds radical views, can we not legitimately ask the question:
Is this culture compatible with our Canadian culture and our distinct western values. Furthermore, why should we tolerate a culture that clearly holds our values in contempt?
Meanwhile, recent news reports tell us more about the Montreal Muslims who tried to blow up a VIA train, and even planned to assassinate Canadian Jewish leaders.
Finally, here’s a little 6-minute video of our friend Ezra Levant of SUN TV interviewing terror expert Lt. Col. Jonathan Halevi regarding radical Imams who are preaching hate in Canada.
Join us in Montreal on February 16 for an historic event: the formation of JDL Canada’s Montreal chapter.
The time has come!
Montreal has become a focal point for radical Islamic ideology which is changing the fundamental character of this great Canadian city and its traditionally distinctive French-Canadian cultural values:
- Siraj Wahhaj, a radical imam from Brooklyn N.Y., is coming to Montreal, invited by Islamic Relief Canada to be a keynote speaker on February 21, 2015. Wahhaj was named as a co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Here’s a news report on Wahhaj’s beliefs and activities.
- Canadian Muslim Group (Muslim Association of Canada) funneled $300,000 to Hamas-linked Charity: “A Director of the Dar Al-Iman School in Montreal threatened to call the Police when a journalist approached him at the facility.” (Toronto Sun, Jan 28/15)
- The same group is “buying buildings across Canada,” according to a recent news report.
- According to a former CSIS manager, “an Islamist ideology that’s taught in Canadian mosques and Islamic schools is the biggest challenge facing investigators.”
The presence of the JDL in Montreal will solidify the relationships with other anti-jihadist forces in Quebec to highlight and confront the problem of radical Islam and shut down institutions that promote radical Islamic ideology.
Join us to establish JDL Canada’s first Montreal chapter:
Monday, February 16, 2015
Ruby Foos Hotel
7655 Decarie Blvd. (FREE parking)
(Metro stop: Namur on the Orange Line)
Admission is FREE but pre-registration is required.
The threat of violence towards Jews is increasing at an alarming rate, but the authorities seem to have limited ability to deal with these outrageous examples of civil disobedience.
To cite just one example, here’s a recent article in the Montreal Gazette:
Montreal man says he feared he would be attacked during what he described as an anti-Semitic-fuelled altercation in the locker room of the Westbury Ave. YM-YWHA this week
JDL Canada is establishing a chapter in Montreal with the initial focus of providing a quick response security team to ensure that people who promote this type of Jew-hatred will face serious consequences from within the local community.
We invite you to attend this historic meeting, which will be held:
Monday February 16, 2015
at 7:30 PM
Ruby Foos Hotel
7655 Decarie Blvd.
(Metro stop: Namur on the Orange Line)
Montreal, QC H4P 2H2
For more details and to register for this free event, click HERE.
NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
JDL Canada urges its members and supporters to attend the memorial service for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
The service is being held this evening at the Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue located at:
470 Glencairn Avenue, Toronto
Join JDL Canada outside the synagogue at 7:15 PM
Bring JDL and Israeli flags.