Ken O’Keefe

Group that Hosted Neo-Nazi Launches Campaign to Preserve Hate Rallies in Toronto

By Aidan Fishman Interim National Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada Nov. 27, 2017 TORONTO – A Toronto group that played host to a neo-Nazi speaker in April of 2016 is leading the charge against an effort by City Councillor James Pasternak to prohibit “hate-sponsored rallies” on public property. Beit Zatoun, which calls itself “a …

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U of T bans group for inviting a Holocaust denier to speak on campus

U of T bans group for inviting a Holocaust denier to speak on campus After a condemnation from B’nai Brith following a notorious Holocaust denier and conspiracy theorist’s lecture at the University of Toronto’s JJR Macleod Auditorium on April 29, 2016, the university responded by banning Modern Knowledge, the promotional group which brought O’Keefe to campus, from …

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U of T Bans Group Responsible for Bringing in Neo-Nazi

B’nai Brith Canada applauds a decision by the University of Toronto to ban a group that recruited neo-Nazi Ken O’Keefe to speak at its St. George campus in late April. B’nai Brith expressed outrage in a press release May 9 that O’Keefe was allowed to deliver hateful and antisemitic lectures at the Beit Zatoun Palestinian cultural …

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Neo­-Nazi Ken O’Keefe Spreads Hatred at U of T – B’nai Brith Canada

Neo­-Nazi Ken O’Keefe Spreads Hatred at U of T B’nai Brith Canada is expressing outrage over hateful and antisemitic lectures delivered by Ken O’Keefe at the Beit Zatoun Palestinian cultural centre and the University of Toronto on April 28 and 29. These lectures occurred just days before Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day,  which commemorates the 6-million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. “O’Keefe represents a type of virulent and murderous antisemitism not usually heard in  Canada’s public spaces,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada.  “He propagates the malicious lie of Jewish control over the media, government, judicial system  and financial sector, and even accuses Jews of assassinating former U.S. President John F.  Kennedy and staging the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Worst of all is his deplorable claim that Jews  invented the Holocaust in order to ‘steal Palestine from the Palestinians’. “The University of Toronto and other Canadian post­-secondary institutions have strict rules  against facilitating hate speech, and with good reason. How can Jewish students, staff or faculty  work safely on campus when a neo-­Nazi is allowed to spout lies and hatred against them just  down the hallway? We demand an investigation by the University of Toronto into this incident. “We believe that O’Keefe’s actions may contravene the hate speech provisions of the Criminal Code,  and B’nai Brith is following up with law enforcement in order to see him brought to account. We  will be providing our file to the Toronto Police.” Examples of hate speech from O’Keefe’s April 29 address at the University of Toronto (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3r8m8KyIEg):(page doesn`t exist anymore) 15:03 – Jews control the corporate world, the bank sector, Hollywood, the mass media, the Supreme Court, the …

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