Following last Wednesday’s terror attack in Ottawa, Meir Weinstein, National Director of the Jewish Defence League (JDL) of Canada said he fears we will be seeing more attacks like the one on Parliament Hill.
Weinstein also predicts an increase in requests for security and said, “Our numbers have definitely gone up and we’ve had calls from different cities to establish branches there. A number of people are working on establishing branches in Montreal and Ottawa, while we have requests from Calgary and Vancouver as well.
“We are getting calls…like (last week’s) Challah Bake event in Mississauga for the Shabbat Project. We were asked by Canadian Magen David Adom to come to an event at Beth Emeth (two) weeks ago,” said Weinstein.
Sunday night the JDL was at the Lodzer Centre in Toronto on behalf of the Canada Israel Friendship Association, and tonight, Tuesday, at Beth Tikvah Synagogue for a Stop Sponsoring Hatred event. They only go where they are asked by organizers, unless there is a call for help, as in the case of the recent disruption at the JNF.
“Three shuls asked for our protection for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: the Sephardic Kehilla Centre, another one in Thornhill and another in North York. The feedback was extremely positive. There was no fee, but there was a donation made to the organization by each of the shuls.
“Ever since the High Holidays we’ve been getting calls…from schools to synagogues.
A DAY OF MOURNING FOR PERSECUTED PEOPLE IN ISLAMIC REGIMES
WHEN: Sunday June 23, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Ontario Legislative building (Queens Park) at University and Wellesley streets in Toronto
PURPOSE: “To stand together in a peaceful demonstration in front of the Ontario Legislative Building for our government and citizens to open their eyes to this terrible persecution taking place, and as well, we will be praying together in a day of mourning.”
- Pastor James Luke
- Christine Williams: Journalist, Member of Simon Wiesenthal Task Force Against Anti-semitism
- Rev. Majed El Shafie: Founder of One Free World International (OFWI). Fled Egypt after being tortured and sentenced to death for conversion to Christianity.
- Keith Davies: Director of Forum For Middle East Understanding (FFMU) and Rescue Christians
- Mark Harding: Evangelists of Canada
- Meir Weinstein: Leader, Jewish Defense League, Canada
- Rev. Tony Costa (PhD)
With anti-Semitic attacks on the rise, Dror Eydar reviews the explosive situation in Europe. (Could Canada be next?)
In the first half of the 1980s, the journalist and philosopher Jean-Francois Revel published his book, “How Democracies Perish.” While Revel was referring to the conflict between the West and the Soviet regime, his statements are also appropriate for any sort of totalitarianism, including the Islamic version.
One could paraphrase Revel’s statements by saying that the conflict between Islam and the West is like a soccer game in which one team disqualifies itself from going past the half-way line while the other plays freely inside its rival’s 18-yard box. While Islam treats its rivals (including those who pose no active danger to it) as threatening its very existence and works for their destruction, the West treats subversive elements who actively endanger its existence as mere rivals with whom it has a simple disagreement, no more.
The outcome of this essential difference between these systems is that compared with totalitarian regimes, democracies are far less capable of defending themselves against enemies from within. Islam is exploiting this to the hilt in both the spreading of global terrorism and the creeping takeover of the West.