Student leaders call for punching zionists, claims it was the zionists that carried out the Quebec City mosque attack and even prayers for the killing of the Jews - these are just some of the examples of open hatred towards Jews that we have learned of in the past week or so.
Does this make national news? Sometimes stories like this do but other times they’re pushed down the media food chain - covered mostly locally, or in community papers like CIJ News.
We definitely don’t hear anchors across the country reading about these stories in the same concerned tone as if other groups had faced a threat.
Watch as I share some of those stories with you, beginning with the “punch a Zionist” student leader at McGill, anti-semitic flyers on the campus of Western University, the Quebec Imam calling for Allah to “destroy the accursed Jews” or “kill them one by one” to “make their children orphans and their women widows”.
Have these stories been in your newsfeed non-stop, or on every newscast?
No, they haven’t been getting near the coverage they should.
Then stop treating every possible slight against Muslims as breaking news that must be shared, that must be denounced that must be told and retold again and again and again.
Take any of the three stories I’ve just told and make the victims or the targets Muslims instead of Jews and we would be having story after story about the wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in Canada - but when it is Jews that are the targets - it is virtually crickets.
Canadians are fair people, they don’t like anyone getting special treatment, and don’t like double standards but right now, as any Jew or supporter of Israel can tell you, there is a double standard. And it won’t lead to good things.