York University’s Racist Boycott of Israel

On March 21, 2013 bold-faced racism returned to a Canadian campus in official form. Racism by individuals and by fringe groups has never disappeared, but now we have the student federation of one of the largest universities in Canada quietly guiding itself back into the abyss.

On this day the York Federation of Students (YFS) at York University in Toronto voted to accept a motion of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) targeting the State of Israel. Boycotting Israeli products, or even companies that do business in Israel, is shameful, but not racist (at least not demonstrably). However, this motion includes a boycott of all Israeli academics. Persecution based on your country of origin can be described as nothing less than flagrant racism, and were it any other nationality our media would have plastered it on every TV station and every newspaper. But alas, it has taken nearly two weeks for any major media outlet to notice.

Maclean’s, a major Canadian magazine, refers to Chaim Lax, the President of the Jewish organization Hasbara, merely “alleging” the resolution is racist. His comments (seen here) illustrate very clearly how the motion is racist, and to diminish it is insulting to any one who truly despises discrimination. Yet Safiyah Husein, vice-president equity of the YFS, has the audaciousness to claim, “We engage in anti-racism, anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia, and anti-sexism campaigns not because they are popular, but because they are right, and they are important to our members.” Hypocrisy at its finest.

This comes only a few years after the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) tried the same move. Its Ontario President, Sid Ryan (known for his extreme political views) said, “We are ready to say Israeli academics should not be on our campuses unless they explicitly condemn the university bombing and the assault on Gaza in general.” But realizing the inherent racism of such a resolution – or more likely realizing the bad press that would follow such a racist resolution – CUPE backed down and focused on Israeli institutions rather than individuals. It goes without mentioning that some Israeli academics themselves commonly and publicly lash out at Israel for its actions.

Opposing groups have often claimed the YFS works in a deceitful fashion, undercutting the true sentiment of York students (recently banning anti-abortion student clubs, for example). Additionally, YFS approving the motion will have little teeth since it is not binding on the University.

Nevertheless, the fact that such a blatantly racist motion can pass, and be justified publicly, by the main student union of one of Canada’s biggest and most well-known universities is a travesty. Political extremists should not be able to coerce our system into supporting racist resolutions. The thought of our campuses becoming hotbeds for racism under the guise of fighting it, is truly a sad state of affairs.

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  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    “We engage in anti-racism, anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia, and anti-sexism campaigns not because they are popular, but because they are right, and they are important to our members.”

    Then the York taliban, AKA students, are ISLAMOPHOBIC, because if modern Islam is anything,

    it is racist, homophobic, sexist.

    • AL2013

      Modern Islam is racist? I'm Muslim and over 50% of my friends are Jewish. There is no such of "modern Islam" the Quran has not changed since the day it was compiled. Islam is far from racist or sexist, it does not approve of homosexuality but I'm pretty sure no religion does. Don't judge a religion by a few people who follow it… I don't judge Christianity based on rednecks from the bible belt

      • reader

        "Islam is far from racist or sexist, it does not approve of homosexuality but I'm pretty sure no religion does."

        “…Qur’an has a total of 114 chapters called “”Sura’s” of varying lengths, and a total of 6,666 verses, called “Aya’s”…the total number of chapters or Suras in which direct and explicit references are made towards the Jews include over 50 out of the 114 Suras in total, which constitutes almost 44% of the chapters of the Qur’an. The following is a list of those 50 plus Qur’anic chapters, or Suras, where there are direct references to the Jews and Christians: Sura’s 1-12,14,16-34, 39, 40, 42-46, 56-64, 73, 98, 109, 113 and 114…In total, some 4,000, or roughly 60% of the 6,666 Aya’s contain either direct or indirect issue of the Jews. Of the direct Aya’s, only 3% (around 200 Aya’s) of this total are somewhat neutral references many of which are later abrogated, leaving 7.5% (or around 500 Aya’s) as attributing some of the ugliest descriptions possible, singling out the Jews as the worst segments of humanity…" (to be continued)

        • reader

          ….were we to consider the above exegetically, taking onboard the implicit references as well as the explicit, it would constitute almost two thirds of the entire Qur’an – that is well over 4,000 versus, or 60-64%, which directly refer to the Jews (and Christians) in one way or another, and by a combination of induction and deduction, declare them to be in divinely mandated eternal enmity with the Muslims.” (Eternal Islamic Enmity & the Jews, Al-Maqdisi & Solomon) http://www.amazon.com/Al-Yahud-Eternal-Islamic-En

      • defcon 4

        "Don't judge a religion be a few people who follow it." All islamofascist states of the OIC persecute people of other faiths. Gee, don't most muslimes live in islamofascist states? Why aren't muslimes doing anything to stop the persecution of people of other faiths carried out by muslimes all over the islamic world, today? Why aren't muslimes allowing other religions to co-exist in Saudi Arabia? Or at least protesting in support of such a measure?

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        AL2013, Sorry but we know about TAQIYYA.

        After 9/11, 1993 bombing of the WTC, bombing of Pan Am 103, 70,000+ dead in Syria, current day slavery in Sudan, honor killing of girls, public executions of gays in iran, near nuclear war between India and Pakistan, 2005 bombing of London transport…

        I DON'T BELIEVE A WORD YOU SAY.

      • Whateverman

        YOU ANTISEMITIC EVIL MUZZY SAVE BLOODY KAFFIR!!! REALITY DOESN'T`T MATTER AS LONG AS IT IS NOT CONFORMING TO MY STEREOTYPES AND PREJUDICES! ARABS/MUSLIMS (I DON`T KNOW/CARE ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE!) ARE PROGRAMMED THANKS TO THEIR HADITH (WHICH I OF COURSE KNOW ABOUT AND ALSO READ IN ITS ORIGINAL AYRABIC OR RELIED ON THE INTERPRETATION OF ROBERT ABU SPENCER, WHO IS AN ISLAM EXPERT WHO CAN NEITHER READ, SPEAK OR UNDERSTAND AYRABIC, BUT WHO CARES! THIS IS MERICA, PHAHK YEAK!!!)….WHERE WAS I…AH YES…PROGRAMMED TO LOOK UNDER EVERY STONE OR BEHIND EVERY TREE TO FIND A JEW TO KILL. FUN FACT: I HAVE BEEN TO NEW YORK, AND MANY OF THE jews WOULD NOT FIT UNDER A ROCK OR BEHIND A TREE. TOO FAT…UNLESS THEY MEAN UNDER A BUS AND BEHIND A BUILDING. OY GEWALT!!!

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          whatevermoron,

          9/11 proves you and your ilk WRONG.

        • defcon 4

          Is the above an example of islamofascist humor? Or is it more nazi in character? I imagine Jew hating "humor" like the above might have a better reception in Karachi, Medina, Riyadh, Mogadishu, Islamabad or the PA. After all, a comic has to play to his audience…

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    To stop the anti-semitic/anti-Zionist (same difference) purveyors of hate, one must expose their malefactors – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/28/the-assorted-

    The facts within are indisputable.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Silver Gonzalez

    English speaking Canadians are deep down quite racist and ignorant to how much the left controls their country that is obese with public debt.

    The Francophones got it right: Ban English because the English are so nasty, especially their children who are very open to Islam. Canada will have more muslims if Justin Trudeau becomes our Prime Minister. Hope it comes to pass. Big Jew hater like his dear old dad who was sporting a swastika in 1936. Of course Jews put him in power 3x. Go figure.

    • stern

      Only problem is, the Quebec French are generally even more racist and anti-Semitic and the English in Quebec and ROC (rest of Canada).

      • Whateverman

        israel has race laws in place. anti-gentile racism is prevalent, especially in their treatment of the Palestinians.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          paleswinans need to SURRENDER, UNCONDITIONALLY,

          to Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, at a Peace Conference in Mecca during Hajj Week.

        • Drakken

          You know what? For all your whinning and crying over your fakestinian friends, I don't see you over there helping your poor oppessed fellow jihadist? So come on hadji, put your money where your jihadist loving mouth is.

          • Whateverman

            I don't think israel would not let me the Palestinians have no say who can come and go in their land. It's called an occupation for a reason, little girl.

          • defcon 4

            It might be called an "occupation" but we might have vast differences of opinion on exactly who is occupying whose land. Arab imperialism anyone?

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Whatevermoron,

            1,000 million islamofascists can't defeat 12 million JOOOZ?

            Is that why you pals call it a NAKBA?

        • defcon 4

          The PA has discriminatory laws in place, laws that persecute Jews, Christians and women…

    • Diann

      Silver – you are generalizing. I'm an English speaker who loves and supports Israel, who votes for our PM Harper who supports Israel. I'm horrified at the prospect that enough Canadians do not pay attention to politics and might vote in Trudeau, who will be a disaster for Canada. I married a Quebecer and lived there for several years. There is more anti-semitism in Quebec than I've ever seen in English Canada. Don't generalize.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        God Bless Canada and PM Stephen Harper.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        quebec is overrun by too many low class french morons.

      • Whateverman

        Thank you for clarifying.I changed my mind: Quebecers seem to be a fine and decent people. Vive le Quebec Libre indeed.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          They're just a bunch of childish frogs.

    • Smote

      Imagine the world if it were run by the French? A scary thought, isn't it.

      • Whateverman

        Imagine run by je…oh…nevermind…

        • defcon 4

          Now, from the hidden Golden Age ballroom cave in Pakistan (or is it Afghanistan, after all who knows?) on the main stage it's whateverman w/his one trick pony comedy show about the Jews! To be followed shortly by the Dancing Boys review! Check your burka bags at the door boys, this a men's club!

        • Drakken

          I guess that all that head banging on the floor during noon prayers followed by that wonderful islamic practice of man/boy love is finally getting to you hadji. Hey don't forget to say hi to uncle dad and aunty mom for me will ya ?

  • kraxinlogic

    Electing Trudeau would be a catastrophe for all Canadians I agree, although for different reasons. How a man can become the leader of the Liberal Party without even explaining his positions on some of the most important policies is outrageous.

    Check out http://www.kraxinlogic.com for more from the author

  • imalert

    Such ignorant blind people these YFS. Hate has such a devastating effect on ones body and health. I will pray for them that their eyes be opened.

  • Lan Astaslem

    I guess the next event at York will be a protest about the 60,000 murdered in syria and all of the murder and terror done all over the world at the hand of muslims.

    • kraxinlogic

      I think that's about as likely as a Flotilla against Syria….

      • Whateverman

        There is no embargo around the rebels. They are getting military, financials and political support from around the world and specifically from US client states in the region. In Syria, it is a civil war. In israel, it is an occupation and expropriation of an entire people.In other words, work on your analogies.

        • kraxinlogic

          Beside's your lack of understanding the Israel-Palestine situation, you failed to even understand my analogy, I was referring to a flotilla against Assad.

          • Whateverman

            Ok, I`ll bite.

            The original flotilla was called the Gaza Freedom Flottila, not the Flottila against israel or the Flottilla against bibi. the point of the flottila was to break the illegal embargo imposed by israel on the population of Gaza for electing Hamas. The flotilla was bringing humanitarian aid.
            in your asinine analogy, what would be the point of the Flottila against Syria or Assad, (meaning a pro-rebel flotilla) to if not to bring in humanitarian aid to the rebels.
            You do have logic in your name but not in your words. You failed to make your point, fool. As in miserably. I don`t think you thought it through very much.

          • kraxinlogic

            Thats actually exactly what such a flotilla would do, bring aid to Syrian rebels. Not sure what you don't understand. No matter though, you're childish insults only add credence to the fact that you should not be taken seriously. Grow up.

          • Whateverman

            Dude, what the hell is wrong with you, seriously?Now you agree to my intial reply to you, to which you objected to? It's like being caught in a crazy jew loop. I believe the scientific term is jwoop.
            I will post my initial reply, which is located exactly three post north because I had doubts about your research skills.
            "Dude, what the hell is wrong with you, seriously?
            Read my first reply to you, to which you objected, but now you agree with. It;s like being caught in a loop.
            I will post it below, because I have serious doubt about you intellectual capacities.
            "There is no embargo around the rebels. They are getting military, financials and political support from around the world and specifically from US client states in the region."
            What would be the point of the so called flottilla against Assad, if the rebels are getting all that they want and need from the most powerful nations in the world. I don;t think Hamas/Gaza are getting the same support.. "

            I went to your website. It has a picture of a brain in the head banner. You must have left it there. Time to put it back in your cranium and use it before you address me. Obviously you won't need it for your Masters.

          • kraxinlogic

            Ah yes, when childish insults don't work racism is the answer! You would fit in well with the YFS crowd sir.

          • Whateverman

            Logic was the first thing that failed in your endeavor, chief. Big time.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            What kind of "logic"?

            Arab? Socialist? Progressive? Q'ranic? Islamofascist? PaleSWINIAN?

          • Drakken

            Here let me clear this up for you, Israel screwed up where the flotilla is concerned, never play nice with muslim savages, sink the whole bloody lot and call it a day.

          • UCSPanther

            If that's the way you argue, then you have long since lost the argument.

            Comment reported…

          • defcon 4

            Yep, after all sharks have to eat too!

          • defcon 4

            Why is is the blockade "illegal" again Hajji? Ya see Hajji, firing tens of thousands of rocket and mortar rounds (and one AT rocket into a school bus) into Israel are commonly called acts of war.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          whatevermoron, Keep crying that your islamofascist pal-e-SWINIANS are thwarted and defeated by JOOOZ.

          That's the way I like it.

          • Whateverman

            According to Der Drakken, that`s not the only way you like it…Drakken Akbar!!!

          • defcon 4

            Are you sure you shouldn't be chanting: "Khaybar Khaybar ya yahud, Jaish Muhammad saya'ud" in some Arabic slum somewhere?

          • Whateverman

            Translation please.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Whatevermoron Eternal Nakba!!!

        • Drakken

          The more those Syrians slaughter each other the better it is for us infidels, you muzzys lost the wars you effing savages started, to the victors go the spoils, good luck getting it back hadji.

          • Whateverman

            If it is to the victors that goes the spoil, how come Austria, where your from, which has started, along with Germany, is still standing? Why hasn't lost land to the neighbors that it attack? Why hasn't it provided a territory for the jews that it had help slaughter?

          • defcon 4

            Cue the Sudetenland.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Eurabia doesn't like Jews – now it has Muslims.

          • Whateverman

            Eurabia Akbar!

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Mecca NaKba!

          • Drakken

            Soon to end with you and yours running for your very islamic lives, Deo Volente !

          • Whateverman

            Out so soon from DumbellDorf, Fritz Potter?..Abracadabra! ! Hocus Pocus! Dumbus Moronus Krautus!

          • Whateverman

            Again, you don't answer directly to my challenge.Mopped the floor with you, Pathetic castrated dwarf…Your grossvater would be disapointed in you. He didn't volunteer as a concentration camp guard in WWII for this?

          • Drakken

            Boy you didn't do jack, kaffir your nothing but a muzzy, something I wipe off the bottom of my shoe. Good luck kaffir, your going to need it soon. Germany and Austria are western lands, your effing savages friends of fakestine are inbred arab muslims, they deserve nothing but contempt, please join them in N Africa and the ME, I need the target practice.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    According to the UN it's 70,000 dead.

    • Whateverman

      U.N. AKBAR!

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Move the UN to Mecca.

        Let a bunch of Infidel diplomats party in Mecca.

        • Whateverman

          Diplomats Akbar!!!

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Infidels and Booze in the Kabba!

    • Drakken

      Those little savages are doing a damn poor job of offing themselves.

  • Metatron

    Appeal to all philanthropists: Do NOT…I repeat do NOT endow York University with any of your hard-earned money. They are unworthy. They worship at the alter of hate and jealousy. ..of their failure as human beings. In the name of The Almighty…..drop them from your generosity.

  • g_jochnowitz

    One could never imagine York University protesting the policies of North Korea.

    • Whateverman

      Why should they protest the obvious. North Korea is a despotic country. A genocidal country. A brutal country.
      The difference though is that it doesn`t masquerade as a western ally. In that regards I respect North Korea that israel. I like my villains with the less hypocrisy.

      • g_jochnowitz

        The Left licks Islamic ass.

        • Whateverman

          the right licks israel`s matzo balls.

          • defcon 4

            Matzoh ball soup is delicious. I'm sure islamofascist arse isn't, but lick away Hajji!

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            The left eagerly "submits" to being teabagged by mohammed.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        "I like my villains with the less hypocrisy. "

        Ah… So that's why you love al qada, national socialists, pal-e-swine, khmer rouge, honor killings, socialism…

      • Drakken

        Well when the hostilities start, we know where you stand. Good luck hadji, your going to need it.

        • Whateverman

          I will be standing behind you putting my foot up your arsch, Fritz. But then you might like it, Ernst Julius Günther Röhm III.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Whatevermoron,

            You'll be claiming to be Swiss and getting on you knees.

          • Drakken

            You wish Sparky, your going to be in for one very nasty rude awaking soon enough.

  • Smote

    I think there are enough utterances in the Quran for anybody to understand its position on Jews, Christians, gays, whoever. No one is blinder than he who will not see.

    Now, who wants to be dead? No one. There's too much good suffering to be done. And the 'best' is yet to come.

  • Whateverman

    Drakken,
    you mentioned in an earlier post that the land of your prussian ancestors came with "judenfrei" (your word, not mine…hear that, admin. HIS WORDS!) certification.
    Can you please expand how one goes about obtaining those documents? When the say "judenfree", does it meant "jew free" as in "free of jews", as in "jews were not allowed on those lands"?
    Or judenfrei as "taken away from jews"?
    Or is it judenfrei as in "no jews were harmed during the building of this house on these lands"?
    Inquiring minds want to know. Unless the admin will delete this post to save your Teutonic arsch

    • defcon 4

      Maybe you can ask your fellow islamofascist brethren in Syria, Iraq, Egypt and N. Africa the same question Hajji. Make sure to mention the plight of Christians, Bahai and Druze while you do.

    • Drakken

      Well unter mensch, I answering your rather impertinant question with a very facisious answer, so nice try at turning it around ra-g-h-ead.

      • Whateverman

        untermensch??? what does it mean??? will a kind soul please google it and educate me

      • Whateverman

        Btw, one of the lames examples at deflections.Even I am starting to feel bad you, Fritzy. You're so pathetic, little girl. it's like beating a paraplegic in a vegetative coma. Which I enjoy doing in my spare time and they put up a better fight, Fritzy.

  • Whateverman

    I agree with one part of this asinine so called article:
    “Persecution based on your country of origin can be described as nothing less than flagrant racism
    Exactly what israel has been doing to Palestinians for the last 70 years

    • defcon 4

      Palesimians have been practicing islamofascist terrorism against Israel and Jews over the course of exactly the same time frame. Oh, and threatening a genocide of Jews (as mentioned in the charter of Hamas and seemingly supported by Fatah).

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Arabs can't kill Infidels so they kill each other.

      Thanks!

      Maybe desmond tutu would go to Syria and do his magic to stop the killing – or die trying.

      • KathleenP

        "Apartheid Israel" Tutu die in the Middle East? That does have a ring of poetic justice. But I was brought up to respect the old, no matter what a**holes they are.

    • Drakken

      Oh I can answer that stupid question hadji, the Israelis have been dealing with those muzzy savages with kid gloves, instead of dealing with them with a mailed fist.

      • Whateverman

        What should they have done? Concentration camps? Arbeit machts frei? Some zyklon B, maybe?
        I think you are genetically predisposed to hate Semites. In your granddaddy's era, it was the jews. In your it is the Arabs. You know you can't touch the jews (they will rape you) so you turn against the Palestinians.

        • Drakken

          Napalm sticks to muzzys, it works great in built up areas as well.

    • KathleenP

      Right, that's why the so-called "Palestinians" have more than doubled their population since 1948. If this is genocide, it's the most incompetent one in history.

      And the "country of origin" of most of these so-called "Palesitnian" Arabs was Syria. Some came from Egypt, like famous pseudo-Pallies such as Arafat, and Edward Said. Before Israel became a nation, the only people who called themselves "Palestinians" were the Jews who lived there. The land known as Palestine before 1948 was never a nation in any sense of the word, and the "Palestinians" are an invented people, which is why I refuse to use the term outside quotation marks. But hey, don't just take my word for it:

      "The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. "

      Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein, March 31, 1977

  • slider 96

    You would not see such goings on in Canada , had canada not been so liberal with its immigration policies . Canada needed cheap labor for an expanding economy and struck a deal with the devil .
    Or is there any doubts , that Canada's large influx of mulims and the ease at which Cnada has allowed them citizenship with the right to vote , has everything to do with the present position taken by York University . Unfortunately Canada's politicians have pandered to that vote , muslims have ingratiated themselves on welfare and teaching jobs where they inevitably spread their views .

  • slider 96

    As for you Whateverman , get an education .

    • Whateverman

      And you, get a clue and a better pseudonym

  • ds

    Bullshit