The World Social Forum (WSF), a government-sponsored event set to take place in Montreal on Aug. 12, 2016, is promoting antisemitism, B’nai Brith Canada reports.
Aimed at uniting various far-left and anti-globalization civil society groups, the WSF lists on its “Partners” page the Government of Canada, the Province of Quebec and the City of Montreal among its sponsors, along with McGill University, Université de Québec à Montréal and Cégep du Vieux Montréal.
As part of the WSF, a workshopentitled “Terrorizm [sic], Wahabbism, Zionism” and organized by the Center of religious dialogue for peaceful coexistence, will be hosted by Seyed Ali Mousavi on August 12, 2016.
The organizers provided a short background information on the event which goes in line with the official policy of the Iranian regime.
They accuse the “world Zionism-capitalism” of standing behind the Islamic State (a.k.a. IS, ISIS. ISIL, Daesh, Caliphate) and Islamophobia. In addition, they implicitly justify the Palestinian armed struggle against Israel, including actions that are deemed by the West and international human right organizations as war crimes, crimes against humanity or terrorism.
“Islam is the religion of mercy and civilization. Islamic culture alien to Wahhabi fundamentalism terrorists. They are mercenaries of Saudi in the service of world Zionism-capitalism. They cooperate for Islamophobia by demonizaton of Islamic spirituality. They cooperate for misrepresentation, by accuse Palestinian freedom fighters by terrorism and legitimization crimes of fundamentalist regime in Israel.”
Aidan Fishman, B’nai Brith Canada’s Campus Advocacy Coordinator, adds: “The graphic for this event is a blatantly antisemitic caricature that depicts a Wahhabi terrorist emerging from the mouth of American mascot Uncle Sam, who in turn emerges from the mouth of a stereotypical ultra-Orthodox Jew with a Star of David emblazoned on his hat.”
The Center of religious dialogue for peaceful coexistence and Seyed Ali Mousavi are also mentioned as organizers of two other events under the umbrella of WSF:
Background information: “West leaders are saying that there was good terrorists in Syria and then they support Saudi Arabia to killing children in Yaman without any worries. Leaders of Saudi Arabia – confederate the west- saying that they can not prevent expression of citizens in support of ISIS when leader of west saying: Saudi Arabia is our confederate at war on terrorism.”
Background information: “Threat of Salafi-Jihadi terrorists in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, is more aware us (as Shia and Sufi). Our problem is not only killing our women and children by terrorists. our problem is Islamophobia. Our problem is disrespect and lake of freedom only to the accusation that I am Muslim.”
Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi is co-founder and editor of CIJnews and a senior researcher of the Middle East and radical Islam at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He is also a co-founder of the Orient Research Group Ltd.