A petition circulated by Teachers for Palestine calls on the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board to immediately reinstate Nadia Shoufani, a Lebanese-born activist and elementary school teacher at St. Catherine of Siena school in Mississauga, Ontario who was suspended with pay following a speech she made at the notorious Iran-backed al-Quds rally in Toronto on July 2, 2016.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board announced on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, that it has suspended Nadia Shoufani, an elementary teacher based at St. Catherine of Sienna. The Board noted that “concerns raised by the community and public at large regarding Nadia’s professional conduct, have been referred to the Ontario College of Teachers for investigation and review.”
Tyler Levitan, campaign coordinator of an anti-Israel group Independent Jewish Voices-Canada (IJV), came to the defence of a Toronto teacher that is being investigated by the Toronto police and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board for comments made at a Iran-backed Al-Quds Day rally in Toronto on July 2, 2016.
Hundreds of Muslim extremists converged on Queen’s Park (the Ontario Legislature) on July 2, 2016 for the annual Iran-backed al-Quds Day rally. The controversial holiday was proclaimed in 1979 by Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini – the architect of the Iranian revolution which claimed the lives of thousands of dissidents – as a religious duty for all Muslims to rally in solidarity ...
On July 4, 2016, Windsor, London, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal endorsed the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) “Charter for Inclusive Communities to condemn all forms of Islamophobia”.
Following a CIJnews exposé about a Toronto teacher who was one the speakers at the pro Iranian Al-Quds Day on July 2, 2016, B’nai Brith Canada, a leading Canadian human rights organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and bigotry, filed a complaint against her triggering an “investigation.”
The Toronto-based Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC), a non-profit human rights organization committed to countering racism and antisemitism, has been in contact with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic school board to express its concerns, after CIJnews reported about the speech of a Toronto teacher at the pro Iranian Al-Quds Day rally (July 2, 2016) and her postings on ...
Imam Abbas Abedi, the Founder and Director of Hidayat TV in UK, was the keynote speaker at the annual pro Iranian Islamic Al-Quds Day Rally in Toronto which was held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in solidarity with the Palestinian people and in support of the call of Iranian regime to oppose Zionism and Israel’s right to exist.
After a CIJnews exposé (click here) about a Toronto teacher who praised a terrorist that murdered a 4 year old Israeli girl as a “hero” went viral, CIJnews website was cyber attacked and disabled for several hours.