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“I want Hizb’Allah to wipe the state of terrorism off the planet…”

“The state of terrorism – Israel – will be wiped off the planet, Inshallah.”

Teheran? Ramallah? Islamabad? No, a speaker at yesterday’s demo in Toronto. And, for those who patiently point out that measured criticism of Israeli government policies is not anti-Semitism, check out the lady yelling, “Jewish child, you’re gonna f—in’ die!”

During the last year, as the Canadian Islamic Congress and their eunuch stooges in the “human rights” commissions attempted to criminalize my books and columns as “hate crimes”, various leftie groups – including PEN Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists – came to see the country’s censorship laws as incompatible with freedom. The only public defenders of the “human rights” commissions were, of all people, the Canadian Jewish Congress, B’nai Brith Canada and other “official Jews” (in Ezra Levant’s words) who insisted state censorship was necessary in order to cow the last three “white supremacists” in Saskatchewan into submission and prevent such horrifying crimes as scrawling swastikas at knee height in public toilets.

So the Canadian Jewish Congress made common cause with the Canadian Islamic Congress and the neo-Nazi takeover of the prairies (or, at any rate, prairie toilets) has been prevented. And now explicitly genocidal eliminationist threats against Jews are being bellowed out at public rallies. But that’s okay, because it’s not a hate crime, unlike my book. Which may explain the curious silence of the CJC and the toilet warriors.

Congratulations to the CJC on helping build a tolerant hate-free Canada. In 20 years’ time, I hope there’ll still be enough Jews in Toronto and Montreal to man the CJC offices. Or maybe by then the Canadian Jewish Congress will be operating out of a PO box in the Turks and Caicos.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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