al-Quds Day

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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SIGN OUR PETITION: End al-Quds Day and Fine its Organizers

June 12, 2018 By Aidan Fishman Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Jews must be “dismantled.” Israelis should be “shot,” “run over” and “eradicated.” These are just some of the hateful, inflammatory remarks that we have heard at Toronto al-Quds Day rallies in the past few years. On Friday, Toronto …

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Sheikh Calls for “Eradication” of Israelis at Toronto al-Quds Day Rally

June 10, 2018 By Aidan Fishman Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is in the process of filing a complaint with Toronto Police after a speaker at Saturday’s al-Quds Day rally in downtown Toronto called for the “eradication” of Israelis. Sheikh Shafiq Huda of the Islamic Humanitarian …

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Toronto Mayor Assures Strong Action on al-Quds Day Activity

June 8, 2018 By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Toronto Mayor John Tory is vowing that the city will take strong action if Saturday’s al-Quds Day rally at Queen’s Park turns into another hatefest. “I’m confident that if there are incidents of hate, police will act and we will be urging city staff …

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