al-Quds Day

Israelis Dubbed “Thieves and Murderers” at Virtual Toronto al-Quds Event

May 18, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic blocked the Toronto al-Quds Day Committee from conducting its customary occupation of downtown Toronto, but did not prevent it from spreading hate on the internet. Ironically, though al-Quds Day is supposedly held for the benefit of the Palestinians, not a single one of the 12 …

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B’nai Brith Canada Launches Lawsuit Against Federal Government

B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, citing its failure to comply with a motion to list Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), in its entirety, as a terrorist organization. The action, specifically launched against both the government and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, comes …

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Mosque-Based Publication Runs Hateful Article by Holocaust Denier

October 31, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A monthly news magazine published from a Toronto-area mosque is alleging that the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism is “a racist, genocidal lie.” In an article featured in the October 2019 edition of Crescent Magazine: Newsmagazine of the Islamic Movement, U.S. Holocaust denier Kevin Barrett contends that this …

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Sign Threatening Massacre of Jews Brandished at Toronto al-Quds Day Rally

June 2, 2019 TORONTO – A sign alluding to a historical massacre of Jews was carried openly at the annual al-Quds Day hatefest in downtown Toronto on Saturday afternoon. The sign depicts the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and warns that, “The last Khayber is ready,” an allusion to an ancient battle in which a Muslim army defeated and slaughtered Jews …

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Toronto al-Quds Organizer Promotes Antisemitic Content Online

May 30, 2019 TORONTO – An official organizer of Toronto’s annual al-Quds Day hatefest has spread antisemitic conspiracy theories online, a B’nai Brith Canada investigation has revealed. Siraj Sabowala, using the Facebook name “Siraj Ali,” publicly posted an image depicting ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with a Star of David photoshopped onto his head. The image accuses the …

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WATCH: B’nai Brith Canada Continues Push Against al-Quds Day, Hateful Rallies

March 26, 2019 TORONTO – A City of Toronto report on preventing hate rallies has been sent back to the drawing board. On March 21, 2019, B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn gave his deputation to a Toronto Executive Committee on why the Administrative Inquiry on Hate Sponsored Rallies report does not address issues we have previously raised regarding …

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Banning al-Quds Day Won’t Be Easy. But It’s Necessary.

June 26, 2018 OPINION | By Josh Korn Special to B’nai Brith Canada The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. OTTAWA – Earlier this month, an article by David Reevely appeared in the Ottawa Citizen in which he questions how incoming Ontario Premier Doug Ford plans to …

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B’nai Brith Canada CEO Addresses Toronto City Hall about al-Quds Day

June 19, 2018 By Tevy Pilc Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada, appeared at Toronto City Hall Tuesday to speak to the city’s Executive Committee on matters concerning the annual al-Quds Day rally. To an audience that included Toronto Mayor John Tory and city councillors, Mostyn spoke …

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Ontario Group Whose Leader Called for “Eradication” of Israelis Receiving Federal Grant

June 14, 2018 By Benjamin Paul Communications Associate B’nai Brith Canada KITCHENER, Ont. – B’nai Brith Canada is perturbed by revelations that an organization, whose spokesperson called for the “eradication” of Israelis, is receiving federal funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Sheikh Shafiq Huda, listed as the public contact for the Islamic Humanitarian Service in Kitchener, Ont., delivered his …

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